Sawyer Air Museum Will Restore B-52 Bomber

The K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum has already done it twice before.

But now it’s starting its most ambitious project yet to preserve the area’s aviation history.

In the last couple of years, they restored an F-106A Delta Dart fighter, and an F-101B Voodoo fighter.

Now they want to do the same to a massive B-52 bomber that once called the base home.

Museum staff and other local volunteers will do the work, but they’re trying to raise money to pay for it.

Museum president Bob Vick says most of the work would be corrosion protection on the wings and around the engine nacelles.

There’ve been efforts for quite some time to move the museum into a larger space, since it has more materials than can fit into just a small room at the ‘W’.

Just today, Vick says they received a preliminary sketch of the plans.

He says the idea is for the new museum to be a completely green building, using renewable energy sources.

The museum has also commissioned a lithograph of the last B-52 to leave the base in late 1994.

You’ll be able to buy one for $25, or get one as a thank-you gift with a donation of $100 or more.