Hangar B is the home to Floyd Bennett Field's Historic Aircraft Restoration Project (HARP). Visitors who go to the hangar can see dedicated Volunteers-in-Parks working on Gateway's collection of historic aircraft. Many of the volunteers came to the project with decades of experience working on planes, either in the military, the civilian sector, or both. Volunteers in the program range from high school youth to the "young at heart" who are in their 70s and 80s. Their goal is to return these aircraft to nearly original condition. The HARP volunteers have even built a full scale model of Wiley Post's Lockheed Vega, "The Winnie Mae" from scratch.
What makes a visit to Hangar B unique is that visitors can see, hear,and feel what it is like to be in a working airplane hangar. It's easy to imagine that this is 1945 during a visit to Hangar B.
Last updated: January 6, 2020