Great Gallery Rehang

The Museum of Flight contracted with Century Aviation to assist in the planning and completion of the complete rearrangement of the aircraft on display at the Museum of Flight. This included rearranging 45 different aircraft into a chronological order within the confines of the museum. The planning stage was from September to December of 1997 with the actual move taking seven weeks in January and February of 1998. Of the 45 aircraft, 20 were hanging from the ceiling. Our contract included moving the aircraft on the ground to make room for lowering and raising hanging aircraft as well as coordinating the positioning of aircraft to be raised. We also coordinated the moving and positioning of the aircraft on the ground. Forty-four of the 45 aircraft changed position in the Museum’s Great Gallery.

Client:

Museum of Flight
Seattle, Washington

Douglas DC3