NASA?s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport gets new airplanes

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There are now 19 airplanes hanging in the soon-to-be-completed National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport. The first, the Loudenslager Stevens Akro Laser 200, was lifted by crane and hung by a cable from one of the aviation hangar's 10-story-high-arched trusses. Other aircraft include Al Williams' Grumman Gulfhawk II biplane, a Schweizer 2-22EK glider, a Bucker Jungmeister, a de Havilland Chipmunk, a Monocoupe 110 Special and Arrow Sport A2-60. By opening day, December 15th, the Center plans to have 70 aircraft in place, including 38 suspended at two levels; the remainder will be located at the floor level. Ultimately, the Center will house 200 aircraft.