Hey HAG friends! Hope you're each doing okay in the snow-heavy winter thus far. It has been business as usual around the museum, with plenty of progress being made on many fronts. Here's the rundown of the latest HAG news...
C-47 "Skytrain"- The maintenance regime continues at full-force! The landing gear are out, have been stripped, and are in the process of being re-painted. The primer went on today, in fact! (See pics for details.) Many other things are happening on the '47 as well, including planning for an exciting endeavor in the near future.
C-119 "Flying Boxcar"- The static restoration crew continues to make progress. They have taken their work inside and are in the process of re-covering the control surfaces. Here's a link to their latest news update >>>http://1941hagforums.mykingairb200.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2424<<<
Buildings and Grounds-
Library and Archives- Located within the admin building, our library and artifact collections are in the process of being archived! Thanks to the SUNY Geneseo interns, we will have an organized system to store and reference our collection from. Piece by piece, we are getting there.
Interactive Display Facility- With the arrival of winter, work has come to a temporary stop on the new facility. However, work will pick up once again once spring comes! We can't wait to see how much more progress is made.
P-51B "Lucy Gal" Project- I am awaiting a cd of pictures from Croatia, which will show the wreckage of a P-51B model recently discovered. I will have to verify the serial #'s and see if it is a match.
2013 Geneseo Airshow- It's that time of year again! This Wednesday (the 9th) @7:00pm, the first 2013 airshow meeting will take place. If you are on the committee, be sure to attend. Time to get excited!
Pictures- Here's what you missed today in Geneseo!
Stripping the paint off of the landing gear components.
More stripping! Lee hard at work on the sand-blaster.
Here's our D-Day Hero on her stands, flying! lol
The gang took advantage of the vacated wheel-wells to do some cleaning. Nicely done!
Soo clean, you could eat off it!
Harvard awaiting restoration.
C-47 landing gear components receiving primer today.
Blue Skies and Tailwinds!