The beginnings of The Museum of Flight started 50 years ago when a historic aircraft was discovered in an Alaskan landfill and restored to its former glory; since then, restoration and preservation have played an integral part of the Museum’s mission. In addition to the main campus near Boeing Field, The Museum of Flight also has a Restoration Center located at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Thousands of volunteer hours are donated by expert craftsmen as they work to renovate pieces of aviation history, sometimes taking years to complete a project.
The Restoration Center and Reserve Collection is home to approximately three dozen aircraft at any given time, and is open to the public.
Inspiration Begins Here! will enhance the Restoration Center’s basic infrastructure, making it easier to preserve and restore pieces of aviation history. The storm drainage, restrooms, hangar doors and the fire alarm are all scheduled to receive upgrades as part of the campaign.