Aircraft restoration/maintenance news
Joint Museum and Civil Air Patrol activity
A recently arranged joint effort
between the Museum and the Maryland Wing of the
Civil Air Patrol helped in accomplishing
significant work in maintaining/repairing the aircraft on
our static display line at Strawberry Point. The weekend of September 11 and 12 saw a
large number of CAP cadets and senior leadership working with the Museum's aircraft
restoration/maintenance crew in accomplishing
major assignments on
the static display aircraft. The work
was cosmetic in preparing the aircraft for display during the Baltimore County Waterfest
Airfest event, and included painting, and general
cleanup. A planned second weekend was postponed due to rain. All in all, the event was
a success with the cadets enjoying hands on exposure to the aircraft and the
Museum benefiting from the completion of a number
of long delayed maintenance tasks. We plan for
a repeat of this joint activity in the future.
Thanks to the CAP for a job well done.
Black and Decker donates power
tools to the Museum
Preparations for the above mentioned
joint Museum/CAP project required planning tasks to be performed and providing the tools for
a large work crew. The Museum approached Black and Decker Corp. for help in finding
these tools. Their response was overwhelming
and resulted in the donation of a large quantity
of tools including drill drivers, sanders,
polishers, metal cutters, heat guns, etc. These not
only helped make the Museum/CAP activity a success but will be useful in future
maintenance/restoration efforts. Thanks are extended to
Black and Decker.
Middle River Aircraft
Systems provides for repair lift stairs
The Museum`s three sets of hydraulic
lift stairs used for aircraft access and
maintenance have suffered serious degredation from
being exposed to the elements year around at our Strawberry Point static aircraft display site.
MRAS arrainged to repair these units to prolong their useful life and assure
safe operation. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.
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(Photo by Ernie Pascal)