Butte, MT 2014

Bert Mooney Airport – Lindbergh Hangar Restoration

In 1927 Charles Lindbergh stayed in Butte as part of his tour around the United States. The Bert Mooney Airport used MHF funds to restore the historic hangar that is named after Lindbergh’s visit to its original condition. The restoration included sandblasting the structure, acquiring period correct replacement steel and repainting the hangar with corrosion-resistant paint.

The hangar is used as a community gathering space, educational area for children and adults wanting to learn about aviation, shelter for general aviation pilots, planning area for the general aviation community, and historical event area for the community.