T.35 Vampire disassembly

2015 May

I helped acquire a de Havilland T.35 Vampire in Ontario, OR for the California Science Center. LA ProPoint disassembled the aircraft and moved it to California, where I helped them offload it into storage at the Science Center.

Along with the F-106, this aircraft will help tell the story of how airplane wing shapes evolved (from straight to swept to delta wings) to reduce drag so planes could fly faster. Our Vampire is currently in storage, but it will reappear in the upcoming Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.