New Restoration Projects

The talented SDASM volunteers will soon take on a pair of projects in the restoration area of the Museum. Museum officials have indicated that two historically significant and incredibly rare aircraft will be built from scratch over the period of the next several years.

Bell X-1

On schedule for reproduction are the Bell X-1 rocket plane, famously known as the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, and the beautiful Howard Hughes H-1 racer, probably the most aerodynamically significant flying creation of the 1930’s.

Howard Hughes H-1

Because of the widely different construction technologies, each aircraft will require different skill-sets on the part of the volunteers. These talents can only be found at SDASM where scratch built aircraft in the past have included the popular GeeBee R1 pylon racer and World War I Sopwith Pup.

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