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Barbers Point air museum files suit to stay in business

William Cole
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                                The nonprofit Naval Air Museum Barbers Point, which has been been shut down since early November by the state in an eviction effort, has filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that the museum has an “implied agreement” to use the property now known as Kalaeloa Airport. The tail section of a Navy P-3C Orion originally designed to locate and track enemy submarines sits in the foreground with a Sikorsky SH-3H “Sea King” helicopter, in the background at left, among other aircraft.
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The nonprofit Naval Air Museum Barbers Point, which has been been shut down since early November by the state in an eviction effort, has filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that the museum has an “implied agreement” to use the property now known as Kalaeloa Airport. The tail section of a Navy P-3C Orion originally designed to locate and track enemy submarines sits in the foreground with a Sikorsky SH-3H “Sea King” helicopter, in the background at left, among other aircraft.

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                                It is unknown at this time what will happen to the museum’s aircraft, such as a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft, above left, docked next to a USCG C-130.
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

It is unknown at this time what will happen to the museum’s aircraft, such as a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft, above left, docked next to a USCG C-130.

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The nonprofit Naval Air Museum Barbers Point, which has been been shut down since early November by the state in an eviction effort, has filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that the museum has an “implied agreement” to use the property now known as Kalaeloa Airport. The tail section of a Navy P-3C Orion originally designed to locate and track enemy submarines sits in the foreground with a Sikorsky SH-3H “Sea King” helicopter, in the background at left, among other aircraft.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                It is unknown at this time what will happen to the museum’s aircraft, such as a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft, above left, docked next to a USCG C-130.