Bringing planes and artifacts back to life

About Wings Restorations

We love working on all sorts of projects and have lots of jobs, big and small for volunteers to work on. Consider joining our little band of merry folks and have a hand in history.

 Facility History

In December 2012, WOTN purchased Hangar 72D. This hangar serves as the restoration and maintenance shop for WOTN. Totaling 4,800 square feet with a 52′ door allows for larger wingspan planes like the BT-15 (MORE INFO) and soon the AT-11 (MORE INFO). Currently, it also houses our Culver Cadet project, and an aircraft tug.

 

Wings Restorations Hangar. Hangar door open with the Vultee BT-15 sitting outside in the sun.

Directions to Wings Restoration Hangar:

Take the exit off of Pioneer Trail (NW corner of Flying Cloud Airport ) into the sports field just west of the airport. The gate H is a couple of hundred feet down on the left.   Push the “WOTN Hangar” call button from the gate, we will buzz you in.  The hangar is the first one when you drive in, 72D at the end of Sierra Lane.   Park on the north end of the hangar.

shillelagh

In 2020, AirCorps Aviation recovered the remains of Major Ken Dahlberg’s P-51B Shillelagh from a French farmer’s field. They have begun restoring the plane back to flying status where it will take up roost at WOTN. Check in on their site to get the latest news on how the project is progressing.

P-51 Shillelagh

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