Due to its size, the aircraft has had difficulty in finding a home indoors. Because it has been located outdoors for its entire existence, a great deal of our maintenance effort is devoted to correcting the ravages of weather. Being outdoors twelve months of the year is hard both on the 65-year-old airframe and the not-much-younger maintenance force.
Its 75-foot wingspan is far too large for most rental hangars. Obtaining a donated hangar of sufficient size to house the aircraft has so far proven impossible. Our goal is to obtain funding sufficient to either rent or construct an appropriate structure, which can also provide the necessary infrastructure for display of historical artifacts.