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Harry Odone stands in the shadow of the nearly-restored Fairey Gannet airplane at New Richmond Regional Airport, along with several newly released model kits that will help raise money for the ongoing restoration project.

Revell releases Fairey Gannet model kit

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The restoration of the world's last flying T5 Fairey Gannet is nearing completion at New Richmond Regional Airport.

Stored in a hangar on the northwestern edge of the airport, the 1950s-era British military trainer first arrived in the community in 2010.

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Since Harry Odone, who is managing the restoration, and airplane owner Shannan Hendricks began working on the airplane, a fair amount of buzz has been created in the media and in historic aircraft circles about the effort.

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