F9F-8P Cougar Restoration
Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS)
The left flap was hung on the airplane around the 1st of June 2013.
Right flap fabrication and installation was completed on October 23, 2013.
Updated January 29, 2014
Photos by Matt Oltersdorf--MAPS F9F-8P Crew Chief.
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Rick Maioriello's F9 was delivered (above photos) to M.A.P.S. on November 3, 2012
(L-R)Photo#1:I began restoration around the end of March , 2013. Once the weather started to improve. The right wing was missing the outboard flap, the aft wing tip and a huge hole in the leading edge just outboard of the fence. Photo #2 & 3: The museum was anxious to use the aircraft in a static display for the city of Green's annual "Taste of Green" parade. So the museum director had the aircraft towed about 2 miles to a Subway parking lot where it sat for three days on display along with an A7. The aircraft was displayed with both flaps removed because I didn't have the right flap fabrication complete.
(L-R)Photo #1: Repainted the 'gull gray' and vertical stab's red chevron's in January of 2014. The missing aft portion of the wing tip was fabricated and installed on December 20, 2013. Restoration continues as I work to lower the inboard flaps and forward dive/speed brakes.
Created on ... January 27, 2014