TIGHAR (pronounced “tiger”) is the acronym for
The International Group for Historic Aircraft
Recovery, a non-profit foundation dedicated to
promoting responsible aviation archeology and
historic preservation. TIGHAR’s activities
and verifying reports of rare and historic aircraft surviving
in remote areas.
investigations and recovery expeditions in co-operation with museums
and collections worldwide.
as a voice for integrity, responsibility, and professionalism
in the field of aviation historic preservation.
no collection of its own, nor
does it engage in the restoration or buying and
selling of artifacts. The foundation devotes its
resources to the saving of endangered historic
aircraft wherever they may be found, and to the
education of the international public in the need
to preserve the relics of the history of flight.
No longer listed in archival materials; see current
materials for board members.