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.