Tag Archives: Museum of Flight

Detailing Air Force One

No, not that one. Ours. That would be the first jet Air Force One at the Museum of Flight. It’s the arrival of the 15th Annual Air Force One Detailing Team organized by master detailer Renny Doyle. http://detailersofairforceone.com/ (the video … Continue reading

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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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Not what I expected

It wasn’t what I expected but at least I did 2 sketches. I went to a training at the Museum of Flight.  From the email about it, I’d formed the impression that the subject would be approached differently than it … Continue reading

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