December 2, 2018
We are restoring more oxygen bottles along with the 02 lines being run inside the radio operator’s room. The second picture is a typical 02 bottle storage rack. They all have to be made
November 5, 2018
The Ground Power Receptacle box has been installed. In addition, the oxygen regulators have been mounted inside the Radio Operators area.
November 12, 2018
Our restoration team is working on the wing vent
Our restoration team took one of the inner-wing sections of the B-17 with the crane, and laid it horizontal. One step closer to getting it mounted on the aircraft.
We are working on the baffles from
November began with the difficult task of removing almost all of the aircraft and exhibits from the main floor of the Century of Flight building in preparation of the floor being resurfaced. This task involved towing aircraft and engines, removing
The B-17 has undergone an enormous change in the past year. July will mark one year since the tail gunner compartment arrived, followed in August by the wings, vertical stabilizer, and fuselage. Progress has been slow, but thanks to our
This is our first update on the B-17 restoration. These updates will become more regular and frequent as the restoration progresses. In the near term, progress is slow. As you would expect, we did a lot of planning for the
In January 1982, almost three years before the Museum of Aviation opened to the public, museum staff submitted paperwork to the Air Force requesting a B-17 Flying Fortress. Who knew it would take over 33 years to finally get our
By now many of you have heard that the Museum of Aviation is downsizing the aircraft collection. In light of the 50% manpower cut at the beginning of 2012 and a shrinking budget allocation for the Museum from the USAF,
Dublin resident Gary Schnell has been named Museum of Aviation Volunteer of the Quarter. The award, presented March 15, recognizes Schnell’s outstanding work as a volunteer during the first quarter of 2012. He has contributed a total of 1,170 hours in the Museum’s Aircraft
We’re about to add a big, strange-looking aircraft to the museum’s collection. On Friday September 2nd, an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Robins Air Force Base on board a C-5 Galaxy cargo airplane. After museum restoration