Updated: Evergreen Aviation Museum has NOT filed for bankruptcy

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UPDATE

Statement from the Curator Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum:

“The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has filed for bankruptcy. It has not. Evergreen Vintage Aircraft Inc., a for-profit corporation has filed for bankruptcy, not the non-profit museum, which is a separate entity. Evergreen Vintage owns 25 of the 133 aircraft on display in the museum, and loans them to the museum for public display. The rest of the 108 aircraft on display, including the Hughes H-4 Flying Boat (aka the “Spruce Goose”) belong to the museum, or are on loan from governmental museums such as the National Museum of the USAF, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum or private individuals.

The museum is not closing, and remains open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm; except for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. It continues to pursue its mission to “Inspire & Educate, To Preserve Aviation & Space History, and to Honor the Patriotic Service of our Veterans,” with or without the aircraft on loan from Evergreen Vintage.

Sincerely,

Stewart W. Bailey
Curator
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum”

 

 

Evergreen Vintage Aircraft Inc., whose museum features historic planes including Howard Hughes’s gigantic wooden “Spruce Goose,” has filed for bankruptcy.

The McMinnville, Oregon-based company listed more than $50 million in assets and more than $100 million in liabilities in Chapter 11 papers yesterday in Portland, without giving a reason for the filing.

The museum also displays a large number of historically significant military and civilian aircraft:

  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 44-83785
  • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
  • de Havilland D.H.-100 Vampire Mk.52
  • Douglas A-1 Skyraider
  • Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
  • Douglas C-47
  • Douglas DC-3A
  • Foton-6 Space Capsule
  • Unmanned version of the Vostok spacecraft (Russian space capsule)
  • Grumman TF-9J Cougar
  • Lockheed P-38 Lightning (this aircraft is currently for sale via www.platinumfighters.com)
  • North American Sabreliner (T-39 Sabreliner)
  • Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
  • Martin Titan II SLV Space Launch Vehicle
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
  • Mercury Space Capsule
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U-4 610937
  • Messerschmitt 262 (Reproduction by Legend Flyers)
  • Mikoyan i Guryevich MiG-17A “Fresco” (true Russian version)
  • MiG-21 Mikoyan i Guryevich MiG-21MF “Fishbed-J”
  • Mikoyan Guryevich MiG-29 “Fulcrum”
  • NASA X-38 V-131R
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI

Sources: Business Week and Warbirds News

Permanent link to this article: https://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2014/12/13/evergreen-aviation-museum-files-bankruptcy/

2 comments

    • In The Morning on January 25, 2015 at 5:29 AM
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    Statement from the Curator Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
    “The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has filed for bankruptcy. It has not. Evergreen Vintage Aircraft Inc., a for-profit corporation has filed for bankruptcy, not the non-profit museum, which is a separate entity. Evergreen Vintage owns 25 of the 133 aircraft on display in the museum, and loans them to the museum for public display. The rest of the 108 aircraft on display, including the Hughes H-4 Flying Boat (aka the “Spruce Goose”) belong to the museum, or are on loan from governmental museums such as the National Museum of the USAF, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum or private individuals.

    The museum is not closing, and remains open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm; except for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. It continues to pursue its mission to “Inspire & Educate, To Preserve Aviation & Space History, and to Honor the Patriotic Service of our Veterans,” with or without the aircraft on loan from Evergreen Vintage.

    Sincerely,

    Stewart W. Bailey
    Curator
    Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum”

    1. Thank you for this correction, and good news! I’ve updated the article accordingly, and will post the info on our Facebook page as well.

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