Renovation Activities ~ 2/3/20

From Ken Ramsay:   Today was clean-up day so we spent the morning cleaning up the restoration area, getting rid of stuff we no longer need and organizing the stuff we do need.  A couple more months of clean-up Saturdays and the restoration building is going to look very professional.   Ron and I continued […]

New Gallery of Heroes Display

Come again to MAPS to see the new Gallery of Heroes display! This display, next to the entrance of the Gallery of Heroes, is of James Olschlager, Crew Chief of the US Air Force Thunderbirds from 1982-1986.  US Air Force career- 1977-1998. Great job to the members of the Curators Department!

Renovation Activities ~ 1/26/20

From Ken Ramsay: I’m finally back after being under the weather for the past 10 days.  Still not 100%, but well enough to do a little painting. The first Corsair horizontal stabilizer is in final riveting (photo) and the second one is beginning assembly (photo).  The aft section is coming together (photo).  Lots of fitting, […]

Renovation activities ~ 1/20/20

From Ken Ramsay this past week: The Funk is in the box.  Actually, we loaded it into the trailer on Saturday.  Went in just as John had planned.  No injuries, no damage (3 photos) Chet has started priming the F-86A.  The repair work has turned out excellent  (photo).   Also, Chet installed the newly refurbished […]

Renovation Activities ~ 1/4/20

From Ken Ramsay: Busy day today.  We started out my having a 2 hour clean-up session in the restoration building.  Got rid of a lot of old stuff.  We have two large trash cans of aluminum for recycling and a bunch of cans full of trash.  We plan on doing this clean-up session on the […]

Renovation Activities ~ 12/29/19

From Gary Haught:  Dave Bell and I fixed a case light in the Gallery, adjusted the strip lights in the new cases in the elevator lobby. We stripped all the wrapping, tape, etc off the cases.   With the help of George, Rick Hamlet and Bill Cody; we installed the little slider feet on the […]

Renovation Activities ~ 12/23/19

From Ken Ramsay:  Ron finished up the F-105 tank tail fins by filling the tips with fiber body putty and then a bunch of sanding.  He then applied a coat of primer (photos).  They are now ready for installation and painting. I finished making two side panels for the tank pylons.  They will be ready […]

Renovation Activities ~ 12/21/19

From Ken Ramsay: The F-105 tanks are coming along.  Lots of rivet drilling and body putty (photo). The Corsair tail wheel assembly has been trial fitted to the aft fuselage.  Looks really good (2 photos).   The MK 13 torpedo is now located under the B-26 (above photo).  Eventually it will be mounted on the […]