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Air Zoo—right now!

6 June 2019

Known by some, but not be enough, is the good work done in concert by the Kalamzoo Air Zoo, the Naval Heritage and History Command as well as A and T Recovery. The Kalamzoo Air Zoo is a fantastic museum which restores aircraft, many for the National Naval Aviation Museum (which has loaned 1000+ aircraft across the country)—which also educates high school students in the work of restoration, and its plethora of skills required, by giving them the work as apprentices. The Naval Heritage and History Command monitors the Navy’s assets and coordinates acquisition as well as its duties of historical records curation. A and T Recovery has been the major player recovering submerged aircraft and bringing them to restoration facilities such as this one. Together they provide a synergy envied by many and all for the public good as these three entities are not in it for pure profit. Essentially, this work is accomplished from generous donations by individuals and corporations (e.g., McDonalds).

Kingsington Woods HS students are at the Kalamzoo Air Zoo today on a visit today and soon many may be working at the restoration facility. What an opportunity it is for the future of the country.

Troy Thrash (L)+Taras Lyssenko (C) And T Recovery+Admiral Cox (R) Naval History and History Command with the Kinsgington Woods HS class at the Kalamazzo Air Zoo restoration works—courtesy of Tara Lysseko (A and T Recovery)

Admiral Cox and students observe riveting work at the Air Zoo—courtesy of Taras Lysseko (A and T Recovery)

More expert advising at the restoration works—courtesy of Taras Lysseko (A and T Recovery)

Engine assembly in process—courtesy of Taras Lysseko (A and T Recovery)

Closer view of engine reassembly over the propeller shaft—courtesy of Taras Lysseko (A and T Recovery)

Admiral Cox and HS students observe the inner workings of this radial engine—courtesy of Taras Lysseko (A and T Recovery)

Tray Thrash of the Air Zoo and Admiral Cox of the Naval Heritage and History Command talk about the restoration process of aircraft and its importance to preserving history button a hands on fashion (the best way)—courtesy of Taras Lysseko (A and T Recovery)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Albert André permalink
    6 June 2019 15:36

    Great job! You deserve the best!

    Albert Andre, Belgium

  2. 7 June 2019 21:47

    Great to see. Generates interest for the future

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