Worldwide Aircraft Recovery continues the reconstruction of the Museum of Flight’s B-52. Today, finally, I got to witness something large held up by a crane! It was the installation of the horizontal stabilizers.
Yesterday I’d encountered Tom, the manager of the Museum’s Restoration program. He told me they’d start the installation in the morning. So I was there by 9:30 am. So was Tom. He motioned to me to come through the fence and told me I could sit inside the enclosure to sketch! Thank you!!
So finally I get to see something large on a crane installed!
I also tried out my new mix for the darker camo color. I like it as it is flat rather than granulating.
Nearly done, though it stayed like this the rest of the day. I returned later and by 4pm, they were in the same place. I was hoping they might have moved on to the vertical stabilizer (tail fin).
I did my sketch earlier in the process as the stabilizers were suspended below the back of the B-52.
The album starts with photos of the staff cleaning the “Connie” in front of the Museum.