Spring Drive 2012

Our Spring Drive this year will begin Saturday morning, March 24 at 10 a.m. on the square in Pella, Iowa. We’ll depart at 10:30 a.m., heading south out of Pella, eventually making our way to the Airpower Museum at the Antique Airfileld in Blakesburg, near Ottumwa.

We’ll make our way through the countryside to Ottumwa for lunch at the the Appanoose Rapids Brewing Company, then make the short drive to the airfield.

Maps of the routes are available at the following links:
Pella to Ottumwa:
Ottumwa to Blakesburg:

The museum features a large collection of aircraft, many of which are regularly flown. The facility is host to the Antique Aircraft Association’s annual event at the end of August, known simply as “Blakesburg,” that brings aircraft from all over the nation.

Iowa weather being what it is at that time of year, this is a rain or shine event on paved roads. Dressing appropriately for the weather is recommended, as some of the aircraft are not located in a climate controlled areas.

For any other questions, or to assist with the event, especially if you live in the Pella or Ottumwa areas, contact Mike Myers at An RSVP to the preceding address would also be appreciated to get a good attendance estimate to the restaurant for lunch.

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