Hal Larkin-Norm Lindsay Restoration Hangar unveiled


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The Valiant Air Command dedicated its aircraft restoration hangar to two long-time members at a ceremony May 9.

Photo courtesy of VAC

The Valiant Air Command held an impressive ceremony on Saturday, May 9, to dedicate its aircraft restoration hangar as a memorial to two of its long-time members and supporters. The facility was dedicated as the Hal Larkin-Norm Lindsay Restoration Hangar in a ceremony attended by a number of VAC members and guests, and by the two honorees’ families.

Hal Larkin was the heartbeat of the VAC restoration efforts, particularly on the museum’s Grumman F-4F Wildcat that was completely rebuilt after being retrieved from a 55-year stay at the bottom of Lake Michigan — a fitting achievement for a lifetime Grumman “airplane guy.”

Norm Lindsay served the Valiant Air Command in a variety of positions, especially as its facilities officer. His dedicated service capped off a distinguished career in military and commercial aviation.

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