Today's Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, Virginia 20151
The Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar is spacious enough to accommodate several aircraft at one time. The facility gives the Museum's specialists the room and equipment required to reconstruct, repair, and preserve artifacts. From a glassed-in mezzanine, visitors are able to view behind-the-scenes work rarely seen by the public.
The Restoration Hangar also houses numerous support shops where Museum staff complete the many highly specialized functions necessary to preserve this valuable collection.
Many significant artifacts already in the collection are in the queue for restoration. One of them is the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, the type of aircraft former Museum director Don Engen flew in World War II. The Museum has long planned to restore the Helldiver, but limited space and resources at the previous restoration facility had kept the project grounded. Now located in the new Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, the Helldiver is being prepared for restoration.