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Here are some pics from Hurricane Ike. Some are of the Airport in Galveston, Racquet Ball club in Galveston and other misc pics. WOODYS made it, woohoo...
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Anyone hear how the Texas Flight Museum fared? I hear they lost an F3F and Hawker Hurricane (both one-of-a-kinds) as well as a TBM and a Spitfire (not unique but very rare).

Also..anyone hear how the sailing ship Elissa fared?
 

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I asked that same question a week or so ago and got no reply.

John Galt said:
Anyone hear how the Texas Flight Museum fared? I hear they lost an F3F and Hawker Hurricane (both one-of-a-kinds) as well as a TBM and a Spitfire (not unique but very rare).

Also..anyone hear how the sailing ship Elissa fared?
 

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From their website www.lsfm.org

September 23, 2008 - What a difference a couple of days can make, especially when the US Navy is on your side. Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 and the USS Nassau spent two days helping us clean out the museum. My advice for anyone when the Seabees show up is to get to out of the way because things are going to happen fast. These folks were awesome and pulled over 300 cubic yards of debris out of the museum. Words will never adequately convey what these men and women did for us. A 'thank you' seems so inconsequential. Their efforts will forever be remembered by the museum. Go Navy!

As is normally the case in many disasters, many folks come together to make a difference. Our friends from the Collings Foundation have helped tremendously with equipment and qualified folks. They took charge of corrosion-proofing our aircraft today as our mechanics kept an eye on the scooping out of the shop and searched for their personal tools. The BP plant in Texas City and Evergreen Industrial provided a tanker of fresh water to flush our airplanes. They were a lifesaver as Galveston's water supply could not support our needs after the storm. The folks at Corrosion X also donated some product to help us protect our airplanes from melting away. Numerous other folks and companies have jumped in as well. I am simply too tired to list them all without leaving someone out. I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has helped us after the storm. You mean more to us than you realize.

As for the airplanes, the Commemorative Air Force has graciously accepted our wayward B-17 and B-25 at their headquarters in Midland, TX. The SBD is at Ellington while the T-6 remains at Houston Southwest. The DC-3, F8F and Stearman are at Hobby airport in Houston while the Hellcat and Corsair are at the Friedkin Ranch in south Texas. The P-47 is in Sherman. TX. Dan Friedkin contacted us to offer hangar space and volunteered to fly the Hellcat out. I can't thank them enough as they single handedly saved five aircraft with hangar space.

The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame was devastated by the storm. We were able to find a lot of artifacts including the Lady Be Good and Hornet exhibits. The Hornet is a little rough, but it is still intact. Unfortunately, many items were lost. Many of our volunteers and staff searched the numerous piles of debris and recovered more than I thought possible. Hopefully we can restore many of these items.

We are making progress and appreciate our many friends for their support during this time. We are doing our best with the limited supply of equipment and restricted access to Galveston. The city simply could not support humans after the storm, but our city officials and all involved with restoring essentials are dong a great job. I guess complaining that I haven't been able to access the web since the storm will not go over too well with some folks. The amount of devastation is impressive and some people will return to nothing.

Hang in there with us. We'll be back.

Larry Gregory, President
 

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Thanks, Texas T.

I saw the AT-6/Nakajima Kate replica at the Pearland airfield (Clover) this weekend. The FBO said it rode out the storm there with no problems, as did an L-19 Bird Dog (Korea and Viet Vet). And a Luscumbe and two T-34s which are apparently based there. There was another warbird there I didn't see but was apparently also safe in a hanger..maybe a TBM?
 

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Texas T didn't mention any planes lost. Hope this ommission is good sign. Praise the Lord for the individuals and companies that came to the rescue.
 
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