The Maintenance/Restoration Facility is an area where specific skills are required. Although not mandatory, Volunteers should have some knowledge of aircraft maintenance.
Areas, in which, unskilled Volunteers can help include - cataloging/organizing aircraft parts, sweeping the hangar floor, taking out the trash, cleaning drip pans, sanding sheet metal, and washing aircraft parts. These tasks will require the ability to work in a technical environment under strict supervision from the Volunteer Maintenance Supervisor. However, there could be a waiting period for "unskilled" Voulnteers, as we currently have a number of Volunteers waiting to enter the Maintenance and Restoration Program.
Aircraft restoration is a highly skilled and technical process with attention to detail. The requirements for this position involve some degree of aircraft restoration experience. Restoration projects are an ongoing progress, needing dedicated individuals that will stay with a project until completion.
Volunteers, in the Maintenance and Restoration Program, should always be reliable and dependable, reporting to the Museum during a specified time in order to work on certain projects with fellow Volunteers.
The aircraft within the Museums’ inventory are valuable. The maintenance performed on any airworthy aircraft, located at the Museum, is executed by our own certified A&P, IA.
**Please note: The Maintenance/Restoration Facility is not open on Sat-Sun-Mon. Volunteer positions are limited in the Maintenance/Restoration Facility.**