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Interesting times in Historic Aircraft Restoration

by Doug Roy on 02/19/11

Calgary, Alberta: City money set for restoration of vintage aircraft 

Some councillors dispute need for municipal funds 

For much of the last half century they sat abandoned in storage, gradually deteriorating without proper protection or care.

Now, two city-owned vintage aircraft will be restored, after city council decided Monday to forge ahead and pour up to $800,000 into the project: whoever wins the tender will have two years to raise matching funds and must have a volunteer component.

In sorting out the fate of the de Havilland Mosquito and Hawker Hurricane, council pushes forward on what's been a simmering dispute over what should happen with the two aircraft, which have been owned by the city since 1972.

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