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      08-13-2014 05:08 PM #76
      I heard on Monday that funds for three of the people that were working on the Horton have been withdrawn so that had to leave the job. Unfortunately, that sort of thing happens with museums, especially those that rely on private funding and public donations. However, work continues on other projects such as Flak Bait.

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      09-28-2014 09:22 PM #78
      Just found this. Wow is that a awesome job. Any new updates?

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      10-05-2014 01:35 AM #81
      I live 30min away and i have yet to visit the new museum.

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      02-24-2015 01:29 PM #82
      Google is going to be at the museum this week before and after hours to photograph the museum and exhibits for Google Street View.
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      03-03-2015 09:37 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB7 View Post
      I live 30min away and i have yet to visit the new museum.
      I don't feel so bad then knowing that I live 2 hours away from Wright Pat and haven't been there since 2011

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      04-07-2015 12:15 PM #84
      A recent email from dad.

      The main foyer to the Air and Space museum downtown is being re-done and they have been taking aircraft down from the ceiling to move them around. The put a sign up saying that such-and-such and aircraft has been temporarily moved and replaced by Wonder Woman’s invisible airplane. The staff were amazed by the number of visitors who asked where the airplane was because they couldn’t find it.

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      12-30-2015 06:48 PM #86
      I haven't had any picture updates from dad but he is now in charge of all the volunteer cleaning crews at the museum.
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      12-30-2015 09:06 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      I haven't had any picture updates from dad but he is now in charge of all the volunteer cleaning crews at the museum.
      That's awesome.

      I was just there yesterday. Tell him everything looks tidy, but the doors won't open to let me check out the restoration hangar from behind the glass.


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      03-07-2016 02:04 PM #89
      Since this is public now I figured I could post some updates from dad. The story of this chopper is awesome and it's so cool they actually found it and restored it.

      From a few weeks ago:
      I got the chance to climb into the cabin and also to get a close up look at the rotor housing last Friday. My cohort, Nick, is at the top of the stairway:









      http://www.wfaa.com/features/rowlett...onian/39617811
      And a few days ago:
      I was working in the restoration hangar when the Coast Guard was putting the final touches on it. They let me climb into it and get up the ladder to look at the rotor assembly. They Coast Guard crew did an absolutely terrific job of refurbishing it – it looks like it just rolled out of the factory door. I hope to be at UHC when they hoist it:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...mepage%2Fstory
      Last edited by Hostile; 03-07-2016 at 02:07 PM.
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      04-14-2016 02:26 PM #90
      My dad wrote an article that has been posted on the official Smithsonian blog for the A&S museum!

      http://blog.nasm.si.edu/behind-the-s...cleaning-crew/
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      06-06-2016 12:12 PM #92
      hoping to make the trip this summer with my 6 year old.....she LOVES aviation.

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      06-06-2016 09:40 PM #93
      Finally back home in loudoun before I move the family to the UK, can't wait to stop by and see the museum again, been several years since I was there

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      05-22-2018 09:55 AM #94
      SOLO will be on the IMAX screen starting May 25th.
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