SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Museums sure are busy when they’re closed. The Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City has been closed the past few days for cleaning, but it’s about as noisy as ever.
Employees with SkyWest Airlines, based in St. George, have been busy making the large airplane inside the museum look as new as possible.
“Flight” is the exhibit currently on display at The Leonardo.
It deal with the history of aviation, from the first attempts at flight to supersonic jets in the air now.
The biggest display is a C131.
However, for as old as the airplane is, it looked even older.
The metal was faded and looked worn out.
However, now, the silver plane looks shiny again and glistens in the overhead lights.
SkyWest volunteers have spent the past few days polishing and buffing the old metal to make it sparkle.
“It’s messy but fun,” said Layne Watson, who worked with SkyWest Airlines. “One thing we like to say when we’re here is it’s going to be hard. We got the buffers out, we got polish all over and got dust flying and it’s going to look like a brand new airplane when people come in to see it.”
The Leonardo is expected to open again on Monday, June 25th.
Layne Watson buffing the airplane