The preservation of the 1950s vintage Navy TV-2 jet trainer is progressing well.
After receiving permission to preserve the TV-2 jet trainer, the aircraft was brought indoors from the New England Air Museum's outdoor display yard to the restoration hanger on December 8, 2020 to start the preservation process.
Aircraft that must be exposed to the weather will inevitably deteriorate. This condition cannot be stopped. It can be mitigated and slowed to some degree. Preservation efforts will help slow the deterioration.
As an outside display aircraft, our current TV-2 preservation is designed to improve the exhibit as well as protect it. Our actions involve some disassembly but are not as detailed as a restoration. Our initial inspection of the Navy trainer found this aircraft to be in relatively good condition overall with some issues resulting from being outside for many years. None of these issues are are expected to have a negative impact on the preservation of this aircraft.