The C119 was looking real good for this year's airshow.
The newly painted nose was a big improvement.
This is the proud leader of the C119 Restoration Team. He was photographed while taking a break from his flight line duties.
We had record crowds visiting the Boxcar this year. Many sought relief from the hot July sun in the shade of it's wings.
This little fellow was fascinated with the plane's nose wheel.
The tail of the plane also provided visitors some shade and a chance to relax.
At one point the inside of the plane got so crowded that the C119 crew had to move our displays further back into the cargo area to accommodate everyone.
The jeep came out again this year to be part of the display. It has always attracted a lot of attention.
Our newly painted picnic tables got a lot of use over the weekend.
Dave Oliver (Ollie) at far right, and George Norsen sitting next to him, spent a lot of time talking with our visitors.
A week after the airshow, the scissors lift was brought out to start the next step in the restoration process - the propellers.
Paul Nothnagle started by scraping the tops of the blades.
Kevin House did the same on the lower blades.
Larry Ricotta had to stretch to reach some areas.
While that was going on, Paul Lazzara and I staked the Rose of Sharon trees that he recently planted. There are seven trees on the Park grounds and three more around the administration building.
Dave Semley of Canada came down to help me clean the gear doors prior to painting.
All four gear doors will be painted black. This starts the last stage of repainting the large areas of the plane's body.
The ends and bottom edges were painted in green self-etching primer.