Newsletter Article March 2001 – Operation Harvard

Operation “Harvard”
By: Ken Brown

After months of corrosion control and prep work the Harvard fuselage was removed from the Museum painted and returned to the Museum during the weekend of Jan 13th. The aircraft was transported by Atlantic Tiltload Ltd. and painted at the Provincial Western Star paint facility in Dartmouth. The wings will be painted at a later date and markings will be reapplied in the spring. A hearty congratulation goes out to Crew Chief Bill Leeming and Ron Cunningham who have spent plenty of hours on the corrosion control and preparation for painting after Doug Ordinal’s passing. Also, a big thank you goes out to Danny McLaughlin, who organized both transportation and the painting at Provincial Western Star.

The following Museum members were involved with the move and masking efforts during the weekend of the operation: Danny MacLaughlin, Danny Price, Bruce Paul, Barry Rodenhiser, Bill Leeming, Dave McMahon, Ken Brown, Pat Smith and Dave Powell.

Special Thanks To:
The Painters: Fraser Percy, Greg Rogers
Provincial Western Star: David Lockhart
Atlantic Tilt Load: Darren Butcher
Driver who picked up the Harvard: Paul Kiddson
Delivery Driver: Darren Tone

Again, ACAM wishes to thank those people and organizations that help make it possible for us to preserve aviation history in Atlantic Canada. Without that ongoing community support our organization would not exist. Your professionalism and generosity is appreciated.

%d bloggers like this: