Hey all you HAG fans! We hope you are each doing okay after the terror of Hurricane Sandy. Our best wishes and sympathies go out to all those affected. Our museum has not shown any signs of slowing down as we head into the winter months. A large crew of volunteers was on hand today, and here's what got done as a result!...
C-47 "Skytrain"- The '47's winter maintenance regimen is in full swing! Today, the crew removed the landing lights which will soon be replaced. The engine cowlings have been removed and compression tests were run shortly thereafter. Also, we carted over the hydraulic jacks for the soon-to-occur gear swings and re-packing. All in all, the D-Day Vet "Skytrain" is looking good!
GB-2 "Traveler" (Staggerwing)- Jon C. finished trimming the excess tape and sanding as well on the restored wing. The next step is paint! We should have her back flying in her RNAF colours by next airshow! That's the goal.
C-119 "Phoenix"- The '119 static restoration crew are keeping themselves busy as well. They continue to re-cover the fabric control surfaces. Nice work all!
Buildings and Grounds-
Library/Arichives- In addition to the SUNY Geneseo interns, we had a gentleman come down and volunteer today to help organize our library and archives. Good on him, and welcome aboard!
Interactive Display Facility- The latest focus of attention and energy in the facility construction has been the flight simulator! Today, John W. and Lee B. were busy testing it out and calibrating the projector to provide the best view on the wall. See pics below for details!
P-51B "Lucy Gal" Project- I'm waiting on an important delivery from Croatia pretty soon. Stay tuned for more!
Veterans Day Open-House- Don't forget! Monday, Nov 12th from 10-4, our museum will be open for tours FREE OF CHARGE to any US Military Vets of Actives and their families! Refreshments will be served as well. Tell all your Veteran/Military friends about it as well, we want all the Vets we can get.
Hangar Tales Newsletter- Our museum is considering making the switch to e-newsletters. Rather than receiving a copy in the mail, you would receive it via e-mail. If you do not have access to a pc, we would still be able to ship you a paper copy. Also, the e-newsletter would remain exclusive to members, it would be released to them first, then published on our website after xxx amount of time. What do you all think? Seems like the Collings Foundation, Air and Space Museum, et al. have done it successfully.
2013 Airshow- We are already seeking funding and sponsors for the 2013 "Greatest Show on Turf." If anyone has, or knows of someone who has, professional fundraising experience, please contact the museum @ 243-2100.
Pictures- Here's what you missed today in Geneseo!
The C-119 elevator receiving a skin-graft.
Setting up the flight sim in our display facility. Soon to be completed!
Should be awesome once complete.
All hands on deck with "Whiskey Seven."
Co-Pilot side's light will stay, still good!
Pilot's side landing light to be replaced.
Here's the lens cover for the '47's landing light. No "headlight restorer" needed here!
C-47 compression check time.
'47 spark plugs in perspective.
A VERY successful beginning to winter maintenance!
The Staggerwing-wing ready for paint!
Blue Skies and Tailwinds...