Restoration of Albury's 82-year-old DC-2 the Uiver looking for volunteers

UNDER DECONSTRUCTION: Uiver Memorial Community Trust Chairman Pieter Mol in front of the DC-2 which is being dismantled so it can be restored over a five-year period. Pictures: ELENOR TEDENBORG

UNDER DECONSTRUCTION: Uiver Memorial Community Trust Chairman Pieter Mol in front of the DC-2 which is being dismantled so it can be restored over a five-year period. Pictures: ELENOR TEDENBORG

Albury residents will soon get a chance to help with the restoration of the historic Albury DC-2 replica Uiver.

The 82-year-old plane is being dismantled at the Albury airport with removed sections transferred into the Smartair hangar.

Thursday will mark two major milestones with the two engines to be removed and a public meeting taking place to provide an update and attract volunteers for the project.

Uiver Memorial Community Trust chairman Pieter Mol told The Border Mail the tail had already been taken down.

“Some of the under carriage has been removed and the outboard wing sections have come off,” he said.

Mr Mol said when the plane was in more manageable pieces there was less of a safety hazard, allowing more people to get involved.

“We're putting a timeline together to hopefully see completion of this project within a five-year time span,” he said.

The meeting will be held at the Albury Club from 6pm.

PEELING: The 82-year-old plane needs a fresh lick of everything as the black paint on its side has lost a bit of lustre from sun exposure.

PEELING: The 82-year-old plane needs a fresh lick of everything as the black paint on its side has lost a bit of lustre from sun exposure.

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