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

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 Mufacturing and AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, without whom this project would not be possible.

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