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Starting to look more like a building now. Few more days and all the structural steel should be up. ...

Wings of Freedom Tour Crew Chief Steve Weigandt (featured with wife Elaine in picture) has decided to take a break from the tour. His dedication and hard work was seen at every stop! Steve leaves some big shoes to fill and will be dearly missed.

We are seeking a Crew Chief for the 2018 Tour. This important position requires a particular type of person who is dependable, organized, hard working, unattached to daily domestic duties and can drive the Tour van and trailer across the country for months on end. This is an incredible opportunity and adventure for a special person! Interested applicants send
resume to: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org
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Cranes are here today to start the heavy lifting. ...

Is a little too windy for an update from the air this week, but here is the first few loads of what appears to be an erector set for adults. ...

Building is coming along pretty quickly now. More steel arriving every day. ...

The Collings Foundation would like to thank the following corporate sponsors who give generously to the support and upkeep of the Collings Foundation aircraft collection so that they may continue to fly for generations to come.

Aeroquip – Aviation hoses for all Collings Foundation Aircraft.

 

Bose Corporation – Noise-cancelling headsets for Collings Foundation aircraft and flight crews

 

Champion Aerospace – Aircraft spark plugs for all reciprocating engine Collings Foundation aircraft

Concorde Batteries – Support for batteries in all of the Collings Foundation Aircraft.
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Frazier Aviation – Provide various parts and support equipment for The Collings Foundation TA-4 Skyhawk program.

General Electric Engine Division – Powerplant and general support for the Collings Foundation F-4 Phantom Program

 

Gentex – Aviation helmet and oxygen systems for Collings Foundation high-performance aircraft
 

Goodrich Universal Propulsion Company (Formerly OEA Aerospace)

Goodyear – Aircraft tires for Collings Foundation aircraft

 

Houston Aircraft Instruments – Instrument replacement, repair, and overhaul for Collings Foundation aircraft

Lockheed Martin – Restoration assistance for the Collings Foundation F-4 Phantom program 

Martin-Baker – Support for ejection seat equipped Collings Foundation high performance aircraft

Meguiars – Provides us with all of the polishes and cleaners for the aircraft and automobile collection.

Parachuteshop.com – Provides parachutes, inspection and packing services for The Collings Foundation parachutes.

PartsBase – Provides us with a discounted membership to search for the hard to find aircraft parts in their expansive database..

Texstars – Support for the ongoing restoration and maintenance of the Collings Foundation F-4 Phantom program

Lima Bravo AviationProvides the Collings Foundations stellar insurance programs for our historic
aircraft.

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Wheelen Engineering

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