The Museum's B-52G, Midnight Express, is being restored and painted at Boeing's Kilo-6 site at Paine Field, before being transported down to the Museum's main campus at Boeing Field and installed in the park in 2018.
The Museum of Flight is grateful to the leadership and enthusiasm of Bob Bogash, without whom this project would not be possible.
Restoration & Transport Timeline
larger pieces of the aircraft, like the wings and fuselage, are the
last to be brought down from Everett to the Museum campus at Boeing
April 2018: Some of the smaller pieces, like the engine covers, begin to arrive at the Museum's main campus.
March 2018: World Wide Aircraft Recovery arrives on-site at Paine Field to begin disassembling the B-52.
July 26, 2017: The aircraft is relocated within Paine Field, from the grass behind Castle & Cooke Aviation where it has sat for the past 24 years, to Boeing’s Kilo-6 to begin restoration work.
August 17, 2017: The restoration team begins to prep the B-52 by power washing the exterior and outlining the color blocks for the camouflage design.
August 24, 2017: The Global Jet Painting team begins restoring the aircraft’s original Vietnam-era livery.
August 30, 2017: Painting is complete! The Museum extends a big “thank you” to the skilled experts of Global Jet Painting, Sterling Lacquer Manufacturing and AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, without whom this project would not be possible.