This weekend, Antique Airfield will be the busiest airport in Iowa as antique airplane enthusiasts gather for the annual Antique Airplane Association/Airpower Museum (AAA/APM) fly-in and to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee. The fly-in, located at a private airfield near Ottumwa, Iowa, annually attracts antique, classic and home-built aircraft and their owners from across the nation and often Canada.
According to Brent Taylor of the Airplane Association, as part of the celebration, a U.S. Postal Service-sanctioned air mail flight will originate at Antique Airfield, fly to Ottumwa, then to Oskaloosa and back to Antique Airfield to represent the three major fly-in sites of the last 60 years. This year marks the 40th AAA/APM fly-in to be held at the field, located at 22001 Blue Grass Road about midway between Blakesburg and Ottumwa. On Friday night, “footage of movies and slides from the old days” will be shown in the hangar, Taylor said.
For the complete story by Helen Hannan of The Ottumwa Courier, click here. To visit the event site, click here.
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