Restoration Area

NOTE: During your visit, please be aware that our hands-on exhibits, flight simulators, and restoration department are temporarily closed to the public. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

The Museum Restoration Area is open to the viewing public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

More than half the aircraft you see today in our collection started out as wrecks. Over the two decades the museum has been operating, our dedicated volunteers have lovingly, and persistently, worked to turn twisted pieces of metal, broken wood, and rotting fabric into gleaming historic aircraft.

Among the projects; the Fairchild 71C, an Anson MKII , our Mosquito bomber, the Katherine Stinson Special and two Noorduyn Norsemans. More recently, the crews have wrapped up a long and onerous rebuilding of our B-25 bomber “Daisy Mae” and the Stinson SR-9.

New projects are underway and the restoration area is open most Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is open other times under supervision of a tour guide.

We welcome you to have a look at what goes into making an aircraft. Our volunteers are always happy to explain what they are doing and share their stories.