Building 600 and Early Restoration, 1961


Back in the early years of the museum, aircraft restoration was performed in very different buildings than the museum’s current Restoration Facility.

Photo by C. Horner

With the first agreement made in 1961, CAHA was given permission to utilize several World War II era buildings on Bradley Airport property. Originally used as ordinance storage, these steel framed, corrugated sided buildings gave the museum valuable storage space. Only one building, Building 600, had heat and electricity, and so it became the home of the museum's aircraft restoration program. Building 600 was located off Perimeter Road near where the Connecticut Fire Academy stands today.


 
 

Former Executive Director Michael Speciale, former Operations Director Charles Horner, and current Board of Directors member Kim Jones talk about Building 600.


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