Restoring the Uiver memorial aircraft is a delicate operation - moving it proved equally so.
Volunteers from the Uiver Memorial Community Trust spent about four hours on Saturday preparing and towing the plane, carefully and slowly, from one hangar to another at Albury Airport.
The trust bought the bigger Bristol Court hangar, previously vacant, with the help of a $330,000 Albury Council interest-free loan for 10 years.
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Trust chairman Pieter Mol said the space was at least four times larger than the aircraft's previous Smartair home.
"We have lots of volunteers, they were tripping one another in the other hangar, it was getting too crowded," he said.
The extra room and visible location will also assist when visitors come to see part of Albury's aviation history.
"As far as the trust is concerned, this will be the final resting place for the aircraft ... where we can also tell the story of the aircraft when it's completed and reassembled," Mr Mol said.