F-117 Nighthawk Restoration Videos

The F-117 Nighthawk arrived to Hill Aerospace Museum on August 5, 2020 and is located in the Lindquist Stewart Gallery. The aircraft is being restored in place and the process will require 12-18 months. Steps will include the addition of leading edges to the airframe, provide by the Davis Technical College composites department, the restoration of all necessary part or sections, painting, and finally the markings. Please be sure to watch the video episodes below that document the process.

F-117 Restoration Episode I

Introduction by Aaron Clark, museum director, and Brandon Hedges, restoration chief for the United States Air Force.

F-117 Restoration Episode II

Volunteers prepare the “skin” of the airframe for painting.

F-117 Restoration Episode III

Davis Technical College composites department fabricate the leading edges.

F-117 Restoration Episode IV

A fun and fast-paced time lapse of volunteers painting the entire airframe.

F-117 Restoration Episode V

Museum Volunteers along with students from the Davis Technical College are restoring the F-117 leading and trailing edges with composites.