Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation
The Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting Welcomes to Greybull, Wyoming
P.O. Box 782
Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727
(732) 818-0456 Fax
1998 - A Landmark Year
C-97 "Deliverance" Back in the Air!
Waking a Sleeping Giant - "Deliverance" is Alive! Upon returning from the "Spirit of Freedom" tour to Europe, the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation was able to obtain the right help to "wake up" the C-97G "Deliverance". The C-97 had been resting peacefully at Grant County Airport in Moses Lake, Washington for the past three years. The gigantic efforts put forth by the staff of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation to "wake up" this magnificent aircraft finally paid off on October 8, 1998, when "Deliverance" made its ferry flight across the Rocky Mountains, to Greybull, Wyoming. While the C-97 remains in Greybull, Wyoming, the main objective of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is for the aircraft to be restored by a local company, Hawkins & Powers Aviation, Inc. A company that specializes in the restoration of historical aircraft.
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation has been kind enough to put "Deliverance" on an on-loan status to the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting for the duration of the aircraft's stay here in Greybull, Wyoming. We would like to encourage everyone passing through Greybull to take a few moments to stop and visit the Museum and see a part of aviation history that will eventually house a museum of Cold War history. This will be the future role for the Boeing C-97, "Deliverance".
Our congratulations to the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation for your new found success. Thank you for letting the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting be a small part of your historical voyage.