The museum is still waiting for the folks at AMARG to de-mil the aircraft. We have been told that their work order now is for ten F-16s to be de-milled for museum status. This is a good thing. Once a procedure for de-milling is done on the first plane they should be able to make quick work for the rest. They have never had to de-mill an F-16 so they are taking their time to do it right. I still hope we will see the aircraft at MAPS by this summer. On a positive note we have reached our initial funding goal of 5,000 dollars for the recover of the aircraft. The actual amount is now $5,305 We will continue to accept donations for the recover effort until the aircraft is back at MAPS. Any extra funds will be set aside for the aircrafts restoration. If you would like to help sponsor this effort please contact Kent Kleinknecht at the museum. Below you can see a mock-up of the sponsorship plaque which will be placed next to the aircraft.
The Military Aviation Preservation Society greatly appreciates the support of the following individuals and companies in our efforts to bring this aircraft to the museum.
Illinois Tool Works
L. McFarland – K. Ramsay
G. Whip - SSG. R. Ramey
Ed Bast Jr. – Buckeye Paper Co.
J. Baker – D.Bell – D. Gugliotta - R. Hamlin
V Johnson – R. Johnson - K. Kleinknecht
R. Lynn - R. Mulch - W. Noal
R. Schwartz - R. Stahl – T. Vozenilek
F. Wrenick – H. Ziegler
* 3 to 1 matching Grant, VIA L. McFarland