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Air museum is being evicted over contract issues

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Video by William Cole / Photos by Bruce Asato
Naval Air Museum Barbers Point is being evicted from Kalaeloa Airport after nearly two decades at the site. Museum officials said there have been longstanding contract issues that caused a running dispute with the state Department of Transportation Airports Division.
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                                Doug Gillet served in the Navy from 1967 to 1998 and flew on P-3 Orion squadrons as a flight engineer out of Barbers Point. He occasionally gives tours at the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point.
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Doug Gillet served in the Navy from 1967 to 1998 and flew on P-3 Orion squadrons as a flight engineer out of Barbers Point. He occasionally gives tours at the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point.

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                                Various aircraft are displayed on the apron at the museum.
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Various aircraft are displayed on the apron at the museum.

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                                Museum historian Brad Sekigawa stands beneath the tubes that launch sonobuoys used for conducting anti-submarine warfare on the P-3 Orion aircraft.
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Museum historian Brad Sekigawa stands beneath the tubes that launch sonobuoys used for conducting anti-submarine warfare on the P-3 Orion aircraft.

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                                Doug Gillet served in the Navy from 1967 to 1998 and flew on P-3 Orion squadrons as a flight engineer out of Barbers Point. He occasionally gives tours at the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Various aircraft are displayed on the apron at the museum.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Museum historian Brad Sekigawa stands beneath the tubes that launch sonobuoys used for conducting anti-submarine warfare on the P-3 Orion aircraft.