FAA Annual Inspections are performed by A&P mechanics, including such things as gear swings.
Grumman F4F Wildcat
Rescued from a schoolyard and derelict
condition. Major rebuilding and reskinning being accomplished in
accordance with original Grumman drawings. This airplane flew
carrier based combat missions in the South Pacific during WW II.
(Actually a General Motors built FM-2)
The Horizontal stabilizer from the Museum's B-29, being badly damaged
and corroded, is being completely rebuilt with new skins and stringers
in accordance with the original factory drawings and manuals.
Many, many more airplane projects could be shown here (and will be some
day, if I have the time.) They include the B-17 and B-29,
Prototype 727 and 747, Prototype Vought XF8U-1 Crusader, Chance-Vought
F7U-3 Cutlass, and more.
A wood and fabric sailplane
severely deteriorated, demonstrates wood and fabric capabilities.
This particular airplane was a US Navy
LNE-1; thence to USAAC as TG-32 N60353 S/N 13. One of 75 gliders built
Navy. 2 seat.
Type established altitude record of 44,255 feet in 1952.
New wood wing spars and ribs, manufactured -- with no plans available.
The craftsmen at work
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