Tag Archives: B-52

Tale of the Tail

As I wrote yesterday, it was expected the vertical stabilizer (aka “tail”) would be re-installed on the B-52 today. So I went to the Museum more than an hour before the start of my morning shift. The crew was indeed … Continue reading

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Nothin’ happen’n

Since the horizontal stabilizers were installed yesterday, I thought perhaps the vertical one (the tall tail) might be installed today. Dropped by about 11am. There didn’t appear to be anything happening. I went over to the East campus, to the … Continue reading

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Finally!

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 … Continue reading

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Missed it. Again!

Arghhh.   I missed it… again!  I went to the Museum of Flight on Monday to check on the status of reconstruction of the B-52.  No big cranes.  I’d planned to go again yesterday (Tuesday) in the late afternoon, before an … Continue reading

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Putting it back together

After Sunday’s delivery, Omega Morgan started right up on Monday with the reconstruction of the B-52.  I went over today to check the status.  I found it was off the trailer and the crew was working on removing it from … Continue reading

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B-52 Arrives

My day started at 0330. It is delivery day for the fuselage of the B-52G Stratofortress “Midnight Express”. First I drove past it in the opposite direction on I-5! Then I positioned myself to see it travel over the bridge … Continue reading

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Wing One delivered

“Wingin’ it” is how the Museum of Flight captioned their photo of the delivery truck in the middle of the night. I might also call it “Thing One”. Wing Two (or “Thing Two”) comes down tonight, leaving about an hour … Continue reading

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Almost Moving Day

If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve made a few trips to Everett to sketch the finished restoration and then deconstruction of the Museum of Flight’s B-52. And so again today I made what is my last trip there … Continue reading

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Two venues and activities

Early in the morning I left for the King 5 studio in the Stadium District. I attended a recording of New Day NW with Alan Cumming as a guest. He’s in town for his concert show “Legal Immigrant” at Benaroya. … Continue reading

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Alternate transport & More

A couple exhibits have been moved to make way for constructing a new one. From my new post in the Side Gallery, I look down on them.  The “flying car” is the Taylor Aerocar III. While the original prototype dates … Continue reading

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