Massey Library Program Instructions

Welcome to the Library of the Massey Air Museum!

Our Lending Library is available exclusively to members of the Massey Air Museum. It’s easy to search online our library of over 1800 aviation related books.

Click here to search:


Unfortunately, we cannot ship books, so you will need to pick up and drop off at the airport.

Once you find a book, you can place it on hold. Jot down the TItle and Category number and bring it to Massey where someone will help you check out the book.

To place a book on hold, you will need a password. You can request the password by emailing or You must be a member to get a password.

QUICK SEARCH: Enter the book title or author name.

ADVANCE SEARCH: Click Down Arrow (on right) > Advanced Search.


All our books are labeled and shelved by Category & Number:

Major Categories (and # of books):

    • Pioneers (53)
    • World War 1 (49)
    • Interwar Years (128)
    • World War 2 (526)
    • General Aviation (49)
    • Commercial Aviation (75)
    • Cold War (72)
    • Biography (11)
    • Manufacturers (112)
    • Encyclopedia/Reference (119)
    • Rotary Wing – RW (26)
    • Space (21)
    • Instructional (171)
    • Misc (152)
    • Fiction (72)

Sub Categories:

    • Cold War Korea (CWK)
    • Cold War Vietnam (CWV)
    • Misc Air Force (MIA)
    • Misc Navy (MIN)
    • Misc Marines (MIM)

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Homepage Announcement – Highlight

FORMAL MUSEUM HOURS: 11AM-5PM, Tues. thru Sunday

(Call ahead for Monday or before & after hours – we’re usually here!) (Out to Lunch 1-2)    

  • The Massey Library is OPEN.  See: “Massey Library Program Instructions” in “Latest News” Then Open the Program by clicking this Link:
  • Mark your 2019 Calendar for upcoming events:
  • 17th Chili Fiesta Fly-In (PAST) was a successful and comfortable day. Approx. 70 planes attended including 2 WACOs & 2 Stearman, Chili was plentiful and a good time was had by all! Thanks to all our Volunteers!
  • 48th Antique Fly-In – (PAST – June 8th) Very comfortable day, partly sunny, low 80’s, only downside was a persistent 9+ mph crosswind that may very well have discouraged some of the older planes but we still had about 60 attendees and it looked like everyone had a good time. Thanks to the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron for conducting this increasingly rare JUDGED Antique Airplane Assoc. event.
  • Schweizer 1-26 Glider Fun Meet (PAST – Aug. 9, 10 & 11) Perfect weather and great Lift made for a great weekend! Thanks to all participants!
  • SEE 1-26 Glider Fun Meet photos on Facebook: (Cut & Paste Link) 
  • Massey’s Young Eagles Flights 2019 is in the record books, we had PERFECT weather to fly 79 kids. Thanks to EAA Chapter 1536 & all those that made it possible. Our Photo Library Album to follow soon with more pics. See 9 pics in Facebook:  
  • Galena Lions Club Car Show (PAST – Nov. 3) New Record: 158 show cars attended. Great, sunny, 55° day but windy. See you next year!
  • Next up is our Open Hangar Party & Fly- SUNDAY Dec. 1st. 11 AM to 2PM.
  • To help with events or any museum projects, see the volunteer info here.
  • EAA Chapter 1536 meets at Massey Aerodrome on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM: The next meeting will be on Jan. 13th, 2020 (Nov. & Dec. meetings are canceled).
  • You can help support the Massey Air Museum, Inc. when you buy on Amazon Smile (@ No cost or obligation to you). See details here.
  • SPACE AVAILABLE in Community Hangars, Call John @ 410-928-5270.
  • Use the Facebook Link in the Menu to see our latest Posts  > Above Right

Homepage Announcement – Special



Biplane rides will be available at Massey from May through October and glider rides anytime (weather permitting with reservation). See Events Calendar below or click here: Biplane Ride Dates

BIPLANE Rides in a 1944 Open Cockpit WWII Stearman trainer: Contact Nick Mirales @ 410-535-4136 or Email:; Website:

GLIDER Rides: Contact Bob Dierker at: 410-699-1697, or at the airport.

Hangar Party 2016

2016 Open Hangar Party

The sun came out early this year and attracted over 100 fly-in aircraft. Plenty of ham and turkey was prepared by the airport staff, while hors d’oeuvres and desserts trickled in throughout the day. Classic cars, classic aircraft, and even an autogyro made it out for another successful December event. Thanks to all who helped out, or just attended and had fun keeping grass roots aviation alive.

Antique Fly-In 2016

First Antique Fly-In at Massey – a resounding success!

45th Antique Fly-In of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron.

Approx. 75 show & guest airplanes plus 1 helicopter attended. It was breezy with a cross wind but partly sunny with low humidity that made the temperature in the low 90’s feel almost comfortable. Six airplanes received awards and 3 past award winners also attended. John Machamer’s brand new restoration, a 1930 Davis D-1K received two awards and father & son Joe & Jason Flood each received an award. We look forward to John Machamer to receive the Gold Lindy this year at Oshkosh.

Also attending was Joe Kaminskas’ 1930 WACO RNF and Marlin Horst’s 1929 Fairchild 71, both past Horn Point award winners and both are also recipients of aviations highest Award for restoration: EAA VINTAGE ANTIQUE GRAND CHAMPION – Gold Lindy.

Gene Breiner’s 1936 Taylorcraft J-2 stole the show when he put on the single blade Everel propeller and flew numerous demonstration flights (a two blade propeller is used for ferry flights across the bay).

AWARDS at the 45th Antique Fly-In of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron, held at Massey Aerodrome June 11th, 2016:

  • Antique Sweepstakes: NC1584 1930 Davis D-1K, John Machamer
    Gettysburg PA.
  • PAAS Presidents Award: NC1584 1030 Davis D-1K, John Machamer Gettysburg PA.
  • Antique Grand Champion: NC23927 1939 Aeronca Chief, Joe Flood
    Franklinville NJ.
  • Best Custom Built: N907MG 1999 Pitts S1S, Jason Flood Franklinville NJ.
  • Classic Grand Champion: N195RA 1953 Cessna 195B, Ray Franke Bath PA.
  • Contemporary Grand Champion: N7258A 1956 Cessna C-172, Michael Meyers, Owings MD.
  • Military Grand Champion: N79731 1944 Piper L-4, Paul Smith, Mt. Airy MD.
  • AAA HQ Award: NC16745 1036 Taylor J-2, Eugene Breiner Newville PA
2016 Double Award Winner: Antique Sweepstakes & PAAS Presidents Award N158Y 1930 DAVIS D-1K, JOHN K. MACHAMER, GETTYSBURG, PA – NEW RESTORATION! Kinner K-5 Five-cylinder, air-cooled, radial 372.4 cu in (Power output: 100hp at 1,810 rpm max/70hp at 1,650 rpm cruise) Compression ratio: 5.0:1.
Military Grand Champion: N79731 1944 Piper L-4 Paul Smith Mt. Airy MD
Best Custom Built: N907MG 1999 Pitts S1S Jason Flood Franklinville NJ
N9708 1929 FAIRCHILD 71, Marlin Horst, Bird In Hand, PA
Antique Grand Champion: NC23927 1939 Aeronca Chief, Joe Flood, Franklinville NJ
Classic Grand Champion: N195RA 1953 Cessna 195B Ray Franke Bath PA Military Grand Champion: N79731 1944 Piper L-4 Paul Smith Mt. Airy MD
AAA HQ Award: NC16745 1036 Taylor J-2 Gene Breiner Newville PA