plans are now being finalized for the housing of the museum’s
C-141B Cockpit Procedures Trainer (CPT). The Base Simulator
Section donated this training device to the museum a few years
33,000 training hour were logged in this CPT from its arrival
in 1983 to its retirement in 2001.
Since there is insufficient space in the existing
museum gallery for the trainer a small addition to the museum
will be built to assure its adequate display. Visitors will
enter the simulator through the museum gallery.
volunteer Hal Edvolds has graciously agreed to supervise the
building of this structure and anticipates the beginning in
March of 2005. This will be for the most part a self-help
project enabling the (McChord Air Museum) Foundation keep the
costs as possible. Hal has estimated the cost to be at
approximately $6,000. Accordingly, the Foundation Board of
Directors has decided a capital fund drive is necessary to
prevent a serious depletion of existing savings.
are well aware that several of our Foundation Members have
(some on a annual basis) contributed more than the regular
amount. To all for the m we once say thanks. We will appreciate any
donations to assist in this project to preserve an important
part of the history of the C-141.
addition the room for the CPT, there is a need to construct a
display pad for the following aircraft engines:
R-2600 “Cyclone” radial (used in the North American
B-25 Mitchell, the PBY Catalina “Super Cat” and the
Grumman F6F Hellcat)
& Whitney R-4360 “Wasp Major” radial (used in the
Douglas C-124C Globemaster II, Fairchild C-119 Flying
(used in the Lockheed C-141 StarLifter)
pad will be located on the west side of the museum building.
The engines will be protected by either a cantilevered roof or
suitable canopy. The estimated cost of this engine display
project is $4000.00. Again, self-help will be utilized to the
the Cockpit Procedures Trainer and the engines have been in
storage and we want them to be made available for public
viewing. We appreciate your support for these projects. If
you wish to help this or any of our ongoing projects, please
visit our Donations page or send your Tax Decidable
McChord Air Museum Foundation, P.O. box 4205, McChord AFB, WA
98438. Thanks for your assistance !