Last week, I was privileged to get a personalized tour of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Restoration Hangar while on a family visit to Northern Virginia. My host was Anthony (Tony) Carp who I had met the month before at the Brodak Control Line Fly-In.
The one-hour shop tour flew by but was enough to give me a real sense of the high caliber of workmanship that the craftsmen and women in this restoration shop bring to task while restoring for preservation and display some of the most iconic aircraft in the history of aviation.
The following video shows some of the aircraft that I saw which are currently undergoing restoration at the museum:
My Thanks to Tony for hosting me and also to Jay Flanagan for the invaluable time he spent describing his work to me.