Volunteers preserve TWA legacy

To ensure the legacy of Trans World Airlines (TWA) is not forgotten in St. Louis, volunteers are working to restore a relic from the airlines´ glory days, according to local NBC affiliate KSDK-TV.

KSDK-TV reported that retirees from TWA are disassembling an old training simulator, one of the last artifacts from the airline. The simulator located in St. Louis hasn´t been used since Trans World was acquired by American Airlines in 2001.

The St. Louis Lambert International Airport is donating the relic to the TWA Museum in Kansas City. The simulator was used for decades to help pilots and flight attendants prepare for emergencies.

The volunteers hope to have it all taken apart by the end of July. Then have it back together in Kansas City and ready to be on display sometime next month.