The World War II Fighter Aircraft Foundation Museum Restoration Center at Florida’s Kissimmee Airport (ISM) is now open for tours.
The center will be open every Saturday from 9 am to noon at its new location next to Stallion 51’s flight operation on Merlin Drive on the Kissimmee airport.
Saturday access to the restoration center will allow visitors to see the restoration process of the rare FW190 Weisse Eins to flightworthy condition. It will be only one of two flying Focke-Wulf 190s in the world when completed, according to foundation officials. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the metamorphosis take place as the technicians craft the pieces into a flyable aircraft.
The foundation also has a collection of German aircraft support equipment and artifacts that can be seen along with the FW 190 project and the extremely rare FW190 Dora 9 project. The foundation’s P-51D Mustang project, “Missy” will be joining the other restoration projects in the near future.
The 501(c)3 foundation began over a decade ago when it took on the herculean effort to restore the German war veteran back to flying condition, officials noted. The team of aircraft conservators are using the original blue prints, specifications, parts, materials, paints, compounds and one of the two remaining flightworthy BMW 801 engines to bring this front line veteran back to flying status.
For more information: WWIIFighterAircraftFoundation.org