The Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center & Reserve Collection is a 23,000 square-foot facility where acquired aircraft are hosted and restored. A group of dedicated volunteers puts in thousands of hours each year, working to restore each aircraft to exhibition quality in the most historically accurate way possible. Every project is a labor of love, sometimes requiring several years to complete— with about 50 volunteers working on between 3-5 projects at any given time. The tour provides an insider’s perspective of all the labor that goes into aircraft restoration, along with a chance to talk to volunteers on site.
Please keep in mind that this is a working hangar so monitoring safety is important.
Photo: Vintage aircraft in various stages of repair. Courtesy Restoration Center and Reserve Collection, Museum of Flight
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