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Blottogg
09-15-2008, 10:35 AM
In addition to the damage caused to the Gulf coast by Ike in general, the museum was apparently hit pretty hard, too. The message posted at the web site (http://www.lsfm.org/) says that all the staff is safe, but the museum damage is "substantial".

They did manage to fly out the following aircraft before the hurricane hit, however: B-17, B-25, DC-3, P-47, F6F, F4U, SBD, AT-11, P-6 and the F8F.

Blottogg
09-15-2008, 10:35 AM
In addition to the damage caused to the Gulf coast by Ike in general, the museum was apparently hit pretty hard, too. The message posted at the web site (http://www.lsfm.org/) says that all the staff is safe, but the museum damage is "substantial".

They did manage to fly out the following aircraft before the hurricane hit, however: B-17, B-25, DC-3, P-47, F6F, F4U, SBD, AT-11, P-6 and the F8F.

HayateAce
09-15-2008, 10:57 AM
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jarink
09-15-2008, 11:01 AM
I was reading about this last night on the Warbird Information Exchange forums and the reports there were not encouraging. It seem that they took on enough water in the hangars (despite a 2-foot water barrier) to do some damage. At least the roof stayed on. Apparently it was designed to withstand a category-3 hurricane.

I_KG100_Prien
09-15-2008, 11:02 AM
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It's a great museum. Been there a couple of times in my life. It was great going there with my Grandfather who flew B-25's.. He spent a lot of time telling me about the plane as we walked around it.

Hopefully they get everything back in place in a timely fashion.

P.FunkAdelic
09-15-2008, 02:09 PM
So long as the the building is the only thing damaged. Losing a plane or two would be terrible.

BillyTheKid_22
09-15-2008, 05:02 PM
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M_Gunz
09-15-2008, 05:44 PM
Extreme sadness. How many exhibits were not in flying condition?

Outlaw---
09-15-2008, 09:28 PM
Large parts of Galveston Island were demolished. If all the museum got was flooded with 2' of water everything may be OK as only the wheels and tails would have been wet. The bad thing is that water, power, and sewer service is all in a bad state. If they can't get in with fresh water soon the sea water may start to corrode the Al quickly. The last I heard they were not letting anyone back on the island and were trying to get those there to leave so they don't have to come get them later after they have fallen out.

--Outlaw.

jarink
09-16-2008, 07:32 PM
The word as of today is not encouraging.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">from Lone Star Flight Museum webpage (http://www.lsfm.org/)
A first site survey found damage from Ike as substantial. The hangars and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame had 7-8 feet of water in those areas. The gift shop and lobby area had 3-4 feet of water. The southwest side of both hangars appear compromised. The entire contents of the gift ship are lost. Every exhibit in the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame was destroyed although some artifacts may be able to be saved.. How many is yet to be determined.

The airplanes received major water damage. Most remain in good shape physically. All plumbing and electrical systems are inoperable. The roof is okay minus one skylight. The second floor appears to be untouched. All evacuated aircraft are ok. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They also posted a photo gallery of the damage. Not for the faint of heart.
LSFM Ike gallery (http://www.lsfm.org/ikephotogallery.html)

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BillyTheKid_22
09-16-2008, 07:40 PM
http://www.lsfm.org/


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