Museum’s “Embry-Riddle” Flight Simulator Receives Much Needed Upgrade

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One of the Museum’s flight simulators, the “Embry-Riddle” trainer recently received a much needed upgrade thanks to the generosity and talent of Vanderford Custom Interiors. Refurbishment, inside and out, was done superbly by Vanderford who used quality materials on most surfaces to withstand high wear from regular use by Museum visitors.

This in-kind donation of materials and labor by owners Evan and Deanna Markey included the seats, walls, head liner, carpet, dashboard, exterior vinyl, exterior vinyl skirts, as well as upgrading some exterior trim pieces on the outside of the simulator. Further work is underway to fully refurbish the seats in the Museum’s TWA cockpit. Both the Embry-Riddle trainer and TWA cockpit are a favorite, hands-on, activity for young visitors to the Museum’s Annex location on Gillespie Field. Now they can both be enjoyed for many more years to come thanks to Vanderford.

With over 60 years of experience in the industry, Vanderford can also help take your project “from dreams to reality”. Services they offer range from complete interiors to upholstery servicing for Automotive, Aircraft, Maritime, Off Road, and RV. For more information, visit their website at: They are located just before the 52 and the 67 interchange next to Gillespie Field at 10734 Kenney Street Suite A, Santee, CA 92071.

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