Restoration Hangar & Project Status
Tucked away from most visitors in the back of the museum is a hangar surrounded by what appears to be aircraft in disrepair and discarded aircraft support equipment. Upon closer examination the area is teaming with activity, the hangar is filled with aircraft, museum staff and restoration volunteers. At any point in time there will be up to 12 aircraft or pieces of equipment undergoing repair and/or restoration.
Countless hours of hard work by dedicated staff and volunteers goes into each aircraft you see when it is rolled out for display.
The Restoration Department of the Pima Air and Space Museum has a large backlog of aircraft to be restored for the first time at the museum, aircraft being refurbished after several years on display and various pieces of equipment used in support of aircraft to be prepared for exhibit. The local facility has also recently restored aircraft, equipment and vehicles for the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley south of Tucson.
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