Wing Nut Restorers
“When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won.” – Orville Wright
Help restore our nation’s aviation heritage.
Our parks and national museums are all completely free. #ComeDiscoverFly with us.
Help Restore Aviation’s History at the Following Locations
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Open 9 – 5 daily (holiday hours apply)
Engage with program staff on elements of the restoration process highlighted through a variety of materials and visuals in the Glimpse Behind the Scenes program every first and third Friday of the month from 1-3 p.m. Free, guided tours of the museum are offered daily.
Historic Grimes Field
Open 10 – 4 Tuesday-Saturday (holiday hours apply)
Did you know it will take over 500,000 rivets to complete the B-17? Work with volunteers to help restore the B-17 “Champaign Lady” to flying status. Must be scheduled in advance as restoration schedules are unpredictable. Beginner to advanced skills required. Free admission.
Wright “B” Flyer
Open 9 – 2:30 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
The all-volunteer group, Wright “B” Flyer, has taken their look-a-like of the world’s first production plane all around the world. Demand is high and another plane is being built. Help create a new educational tool that will take passengers on the ride of a lifetime. Must be scheduled in advance as restoration schedules are unpredictable. Beginner to advanced skills required. Free admission.