While the Foundation and its over 170 volunteers have performed a remarkable job in obtaining and restoring the aircraft for over 30 years, the need to provide enclosed facilities is essential. The thousands of hours that are spent restoring the aircraft can quickly be negated by outdoor weather conditions. Heat, rain, dust and wind take their toll on the aircraft. Furthermore, being primarily an outdoor display museum limits access to the artifacts which cannot be displayed in an uncontrolled environment.
Working with Heathcote and Associates, an architectural firm, conceptual plans have been developed to establish enclosed facilities for the aircraft exhibit display areas. Viewed as a multi-phased project, aircraft enclosure is the first priority for the campaign. Below are pictures of the proposed plans.