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The Intrepid Museum is excited to have: the Douglas F4D Skyray added to its collection. This aircraft flew from Intrepid during the Cold War and will be the 28th plane in the Museum's aircraft collection.
 
The Skyray was transported to the Museum in a multi-step journey over land and sea, then craned onto Intrepid's flight deck. Once back aboard Intrepid, our team of experts has begun working to preserve the aircraft so visitors can learn from it for decades to come.
 
This acquisition is made possible by the estate of Margaret F. "Peggy" Donovan, a longtime member and supporter of the Intrepid Museum. To learn more about supporting the Intrepid Museum with a planned gift, visit our Legacy Society page.

SUPPORT THE RESTORATION OF SKYRAY
The First 15 Donors To Make A Gift Of $1,000 Or More Will Be Invited To Participate In A Virtual Model-Making Class With Our Aircraft Restoration Team. Make a Gift Today.

 

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Aircraft of the Month - Skyray Restoration | Wednesday, September 8 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Join the Museum’s Curator of Aviation Eric Boehm as he dives into one of our amazing aircrafts with you. Eric will break down the history, science and technology of the aircraft while taking questions from you.
 
 

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Skyray Move


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Stage 1

During late July, the Skyray will be loaded onto a flatbed tractor trailer for an over-the-road journey of about 25 miles . The Skyray’s 25 foot wingspan will overhang the trailer sides considerably. This will require a careful route plan and an escort by the Connecticut State Police. This road journey will take the Skyray from the airport to a preselected pier along the Connecticut River, near Hartford.
 


Stage 2

After its flatbed ride and arriving at the pier near Hartford. The Skyray was transferred to a barge to begin its three-day (30-hour trip) journey down the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound to its new home at the Intrepid Museum. 

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