Help Restore & Maintain Historic Aircraft at the Moffett Field Museum

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MOFFETT FIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Moffett Field Museum Air Wing is looking for volunteers to help preserve and restore our unique collection of US Navy, Army Air Corps, and NASA aircraft and artifacts. Come be a part of our volunteer family!

Enjoy the rich history of the former NAS Moffett Field and learn about the missions that operated from here in defense of our nation, as well as the war heroes, historic aircraft, and individuals who supported these missions. Established in 1933, Moffett Field has a long history of Navy Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) operations, and as a fixed-wing naval air station, from 1933 to 1995. Moffett Field served as an Army Air Corps training base from 1935 to 1942, and later, functioned as the West coast home for the Navy's anti-submarine warfare and patrol squadrons for over 30 years.

Volunteers are needed for restoration, preservation and ongoing maintenance of a variety of unique, historic aircraft and artifacts, including the longest serving P-3A Orion, the only U-2 to take off and land from an aircraft carrier, as well as a P-2V-5 Neptune, F-8 Crusader cockpit, and AH-1S Cobra gunship.

Restoration specialists are responsible for the restoration of historic aircraft and other artifacts, using a variety of skills, tools, and subject matter expertise. While prior experience in airframe/aircraft maintenance is desirable, it’s not a pre-requisite, and training is ongoing.

Preservation and maintenance specialists are responsible for the upkeep of restored aircraft and artifacts, including corrosion control, painting and metal fabrication to maintain and preserved our collection of historically unique aircraft and artifacts.

Previous experience is not necessary!

The following skills are always needed on a variety of museum projects:

  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Painters
  • Welders
  • CAD designers
  • Corrosion specialists
  • Flight instructors
  • Programmers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Aeronautical engineers

The Moffett Field Historical Society is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and in conjunction with the Moffett Field Museum, was established and chartered with preserving and perpetuating this legacy of service, as well as with the stewardship of aircraft, artifacts, and ephemera germane to Moffett Field's storied history.

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About MOFFETT FIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

PO BOX 16, MOFFETT FIELD, CA 94035, US

Mission Statement

To acquire and display artifacts that illustrate the roles performed by and tell the stories of the various military and NASA commands assigned to, or operating out of, Moffett Field, and thereby to educate the public about, and preserve for future generations, the airfield's rich and important heritage.‚Äč

Description

The museum has a large collection of artifacts reflecting the history of Moffett Field from its establishment in the early 1930's to recent times. The collection includes aircraft, uniforms, military equipment, documents, models and personal items. Special exhibit areas include Electronic Warfare, the USS Macon, Officer's Mess, Rear Admiral Moffett, Army Air Corps, WWII and Blimps, Fighter / Attack Era, Cold War Era, Transport Squadrons, In Memoriam, Navigation, Uniforms, Aircraft / Cockpits, Aircrew Survival Equipment, Airfield and Link Trainer. The museum also has an operating Model Railroad built by Navy personnel that includes scenery of the Bay Area and Central Valley.

Community
Education & Literacy
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Moffett Field MuseumSeveryns AvenueMoffett Field, CA 94035

(37.411,-122.053)
 

SKILLS

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Database Administration
  • Aviation
  • Carpentry
  • Electronics
  • Welding

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Restoration & preservation activities occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:00, or as specific projects may require.
  • Good attention to detail and project management skills; no physical limitations as restoration work can be physically demanding and occur in a variety of environmental and climate situations. Good manual dexterity is highly desirable.

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