Just like any modern aircraft, mechanical parts “age-out” and need to be replaced. New engines, propellers/rotor blades, and tires are just some of the routine maintenance issues that our teams must be ready for, sometimes at a moment’s notice. Due to the age of our historic aircraft, replacement parts are rare and hard to come by. Annually, aircraft parts costs can run $250,000 alone. The Yankee Air Museum is constantly investing in our Historic Flying Aircraft Collection to ensure the long-term viability of these aircraft and the highest quality of safety for their operations.
By donating to the Yankee Air Museum’s Historic Flying Aircraft Collection, you will help the Museum make an even larger impact during next year’s flight season, thus influencing more lives, and sharing the history and fascinating technology of these aircraft. Your investment combined with the Museum’s investment will help keep these national icons in the air and have a lasting effect on our communities.