Led by Restoration Director and Museum board
vice-chairman, Larry Greenwich, the volunteers of the Illinois Aviation Museum have put
hundreds of hours into two major restoration projects in the past few years.
The first project was a T-2 Naval training jet. You can see it
being transformed by clicking on the (►)
Video courtesy of Larry Greenwich
The Museum's second restoration project was an
Air Force T-33 trainer jet. It was completed and rolled out in
We now have a third major restoration project
underway. In 2011 the Museum acquired an A4 in need of restoration.
Click here to see the progress of this ongoing project:
Nov. 19, 2011
And while not strictly a "restoration" project,
the volunteers have also been hard at work creating a non-flying (or 'ground
bound') aircraft to be used during Young Eagles to provide 'flights' for the
younger siblings who are not yet old enough to participate in the program.
Made with a riding lawnmower engine, plywood, and custom-crafted and
engineered parts, it will also be used at other Museum and airport activities, parades, etc.
GroundBound in progress
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