Few people realize the extensive restoration and maintenance required to bring corroded, torn and deteriorated warbirds to life. Driven by passion for Naval Aviation, staff and volunteers continually dedicate their craftsmanship, knowledge, personal time and assistance to the restoration and maintenance of the Museum's aircrafts. Divided into 12 shops, the restoration department embodies the skills crucial to the accurate restoration of these historical gems. The shops include Administration, Instrument, Fabric, Hardware, Paint, Restoration, Metal, Machine, Welding, Tool, Engine and Aircraft Maintenance. Get a close-up look at this industrial facility where thousands of man hours are spent preparing these artifacts for their new mission. *Please note: Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required to attend this tour.