Breaking News: The C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” was damaged by a tornado.
Update: Our team just returned from a 2 week mission to continue the heavy inspection of our new C-54D. This required stopping in SC and removing some necessary parts from our damaged C-54, the former N500EJ. After many long days of work, we can report that all engines are running and taxi tests have been performed. While we still have a long way to go to get the C-54D back into flying shape, there has been significant progress made at this point.
We are still a long way off on fundraising, but getting there. While we still have our GoFundMe going, don’t forget that December 2 is ‘Giving Tuesday” where Facebook will match donations to a recognized charity. Our Vice President, Kevin Kearney, has set up a #givingtuesday2020 fundraiser and posted it here: https://www.facebook.com/236462599836220/posts/1816656518483479/?d=n
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We have made significant progress on the replacement C-54. Our crew just returned from Florida and reported that we (with the aid of the carburetors from N500EJ) have a C-54 with 4 running engines!! There are still a lot of squawks on the maintenance to do list, but progress is progress. We can only do this with your help!
Thank you all for your continued support! Without it, we could not continue our “Mission of History, Education, and Remembrance”!
Connecting the people with the story of air and space in Virginia. The original purpose of the VAHS was to "study, research, interpret, preserve and disseminate Virginia’s aviation and aeronautical heritage, and to preserve, acquire and display those items pertaining to Virginia’s aviation and aeronautical heritage."