Progress in Ft. Worth June 2014
It has finally happened!! Our EA-3B Skywarrior Ranger 15 is in the "Barn". What a great day for celebration.
Now that she's inside under a watertight roof, our North Texas, South Texas, Louisiana Oklahoma veteran volunteers can dedicate more of their time to help getting Ranger 15 completely restored and finished. Just being out of our hot Texas sun will make such a difference.
Kudos to Bill Gorin, Bill Mego, Matthew Mego (Bill's grandson) for making it happen.
As you can see, work is underway at the Vintage Flying Musuem as crews have been sprucing up EA-3B 146453. Not only has the plane been cleaned up but other work has been progressing well. The chow hall/break room is functional now and can accomodate weekend work crews.
For more photos and details go to the Cowtown A-3 rescue page.
...and now the tail fin in unfolded and locked.
For a report of daily activities and photos of the dis-assembly process by the now-named crew "Ranger 15 Det Tuscon" at AMARC, go to the Cowtown rescue menu link or click here
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of the project objectives and goals
as put together by Bill Mego, the
executive director of the Fort Worth project.
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AUG. 8-11, 2013
THE LAST A-3 WESTPAC
Dateline 7 February, 2012
TA-3B, 144867, began an historic journey today. As pictured, it was transferred to a crane barge from a pier at Naval Air Station North Island, CA. Due to high winds, loading aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) was postponed till the 8th. It is then scheduled for departure to Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, HI. on monday the 13th where is will be restored and put on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Our own plane captain, AFCM, Ret, Mike Glenn will be accompanying her to insure a safe arrival.
Stay tuned for updates
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 8, 2012) A barge crane lifts a Navy A3 to the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego. The aircraft will be transported to the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)
Dateline Feb. 23, 2012
As the crew man the rails while the Bonnie Dick (LHD 6) passes by the USS Arizona Memorial, 144867 arrives at Pearl Harbor on Tues. Feb. 21, 2012. It was off loaded the following day. Mike Glenn and company will begin some preliminary restoration work while they are there to help some of the Pacific Aviation Museum crews get up to speed.