Rescuing the Champaign Gal from its current state is no small feat, and it's one that requires the immediate removal and replacement of the compromised right engine. The B-25 engine market, however, is a niche one, and restoration and replacement costs are far from modest. The team behind the Champaign Gal was able to locate a suitable engine, but the financial barrier is imposing, with a staggering price tag of $135,000 for the engine alone. Let it be clear, this figure solely represents the cost of acquiring the replacement engine and does not encompass the subsequent installation expenses.
The challenge posed by this unforeseen predicament has prompted the museum to turn to the community and supporters of historical aviation. This is where you come in. If you have ever marveled at the heroic stories of the B-25 and its contribution to World War II, or if you share an affinity for preserving such legendary aircraft for future generations, the museum seeks your assistance.
Your contribution can make a substantial impact in reviving the Champaign Gal and bringing her back home where she belongs. A special donation to the B-25 engine fund can serve as a lifeline for this iconic aircraft and a testament to our commitment to keeping the spirit of WWII aviation alive.
To contribute to the cause and ensure that the Champaign Gal takes to the skies once more, please consider making a donation to the B-25 engine fund. Your support is not just an investment in the restoration of a historic aircraft; it's a tribute to the bravery and sacrifices of those who flew these planes and a pledge to keep their legacy soaring.
Make Your Donation Here: Contribute to the B-25 Engine Fund
Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and together, we can ensure that the Champaign Gal graces the skies once more, reminding us of the incredible courage and valor that defined an era.