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Texas Air & Space Museum
PO Box 31535
Amarillo TX 79120-1535
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A message from the Board
There are many donation and support opportunities for many
organizations and charities; you can support humanitarian efforts,
education, the arts, and a host of worthy causes. We support and
encourage your interest in each of those. If our efforts can support
your efforts, or if we can join hands to co-sponsor events, please
visit with us regarding how we can help. We commit, not only, to
preserve, educate and inspire with regard to aviation and space both
in times of war and peace, but we also commit to record some of the
history of those who gave no less of their lives in support of “duty
to God and county” here at home and abroad. We believe these efforts
deserve and merit some of your attention as well.
When you give a donation, you should expect to be making a “good
investment.” Therefore, we encourage you to review our record
of stewardship regarding in excess of two million dollars of value
and donations that we received during our first three years, and, we
welcome the opportunity to visit with you and explore areas where
your donation can make a significant difference. Whether with
pictures, artifacts, contributions of a single dollar or
significantly more, your donations and volunteer efforts do make a
difference. Please consider some of the following opportunities:
Our greatest asset is our people. We welcome your donation of
your time as a volunteer or, as equally beneficial, we welcome
the benefit of your experience that can help guide our museum
efforts. There is an immediate need for those with professional
skills, trade skills or just a desire to help. (Please see our
volunteer and membership page).
Educational programs with local schools, colleges and
correspondent programs are now in place and contribute to
our goal of working with students now and inspiring coming
generations. Please call for more information.
Museum collections and donations
We continually seek to improve our historical collections. We
welcome photographs, especially those accompanied by a biography
of a family member or loved one. And, we treasure medals,
uniforms, newspaper clippings or simply written memories of the
world we all share. All items will be displayed for all to see
or archived for research; these shared memories will not die.
We are always interested, of course, in augmenting our
collections. Any ideas or memories you may have regarding
aviation history and/or lost aircraft are solicited and welcome
and may someday contribute to our aircraft research, recovery
and display efforts. Please share those ideas.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Korean War Era jet fighter/trainer.
The museum has been generously gifted this wonderful aircraft.
Costs to bring this aircraft home are about $5,500. Some
materials and transportation has already been offered. You can
Beech Navy T-34B Mentor Vietnam Era to present day trainer for
all branches of the military. The museum received this wonderful
aircraft from the US Navy. The aircraft is in local storage
awaiting display space. Outstanding transportation costs equal
approximately $3,000. Aircraft will be on display during
restoration. You can help with donations in time or money.
North American P-51D Mustang WWII bomber escort. The museum has
enjoyed the benefit of having a legendary and rare on-loan P-51D
Mustang for display. The airplane flies regularly and is an
excellent exceptional example of one of the nation's most
revered fighters. Although the aircraft owner generously makes
this aircraft available for viewing by museum patrons, the
aircraft is for sale, and, if sold, would leave the museum. Your
generous contribution toward the museum's acquisition (or your
purchase) of this great aircraft, would insure that it remains,
for all of the people of the Texas Panhandle, an example of this
nation's finest hour.
de Havilland C-7A Caribou Vietnam Era transport aircraft. This
airplane is on loan from the US Army and is a favorite of many
museum patrons. We are aware of a like kind opportunity that
could be closer to restoration and flight. Estimated acquisition
cost of an additional C-7 is under $40,000 plus later
Land, Hangars and Facilities
In March of 2013, the museum acquired ownership of 20 acres of land
adjacent to the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. The
property includes 8 very large, 'hangar-sized,'
structurally-excellent buildings that, after renovation, will
provide in excess of 5 acres (enough space for 250 aircraft) of
indoor aircraft display space
Preparation of the property for occupancy, and, relocation of
existing museum artifacts and aircraft will necessitate
approximately $430,000. Renovation cost for individual buildings
will range from $450,000 to $1,000,000 each. Conference facilities
and a theatre will be included and might be developed from existing
structures. Donations of any amount, or donations in kind
(materials, steel sheeting, insulation, use of construction
equipment, landscaping equipment and products, and more) are welcome
and will accelerate the development of one of the nation's great air
and space museums. Memorial buildings and Corporate sponsorships are
During the process of moving on site and, subsequently, during the
long-term process of maintaining the new facility, the museum's
equipment needs will range from simple hand tools, to grounds
equipment (mower and landscape equipment), to trucks and
battery-powered small transport vehicles. For aircraft near and
distant transport, the museum needs a dually diesel crew cab pickup
truck, trailers, large diesel transport and smaller service truck.
Video camera, copier, computers and office equipment are also
needed. Please call.
Project Aircraft, Recovery and Documentary Production
PBY Catalina. WWII Era. The representative of an estate has
offered a possibly-flyable PBY Catalina Search and Rescue
airplane to the museum. Cost of initial acquisition and
transport to the museum would be approximately $165,000.
Restoration costs might be used to prepare and fly, rather than
transport, this aircraft to the museum. South America
Navy N3N. WWII Era. This aircraft has been converted from a Navy
WWII training aircraft to an agricultural spray plane. No
agreement has been reached on this aircraft but acquisition and
display should be modest. Display would be showing half as a
Naval trainer and the opposite side as a sprayer. US
Fleet Model 16B Trainer. An excellent example of a WWII era
Canadian trainer. Available locally and needs wind damage repair
expected to cost $26,000. Repairs for display will cost an
additional $7,000 and slightly more to restore as 'airworthy'
P-40 Fighters. WWII Era. Negotiations and recovery for 2
aircraft in Africa and other locations. Cost for the pair of
African aircraft is estimated to be $1,200,000.
P-51 Mustang. Four aircraft opportunities: (1) transportation
cost for 'on loan/display' aircraft estimated at $35,000, (2)
complete recovery cost of one aircraft estimated at $55,000, (3)
transportation cost of one aircraft damaged during Arctic
emergency landing estimated to be $100,000 and (4) recovery and
transportation cost of one aircraft with spare parts that was
buried in a military base closure estimated to be $50,000.
Locations: US, Canada and Arctic.
P-38 Fighter. Among two to five opportunities and possibilities:
one complete but damaged aircraft for which recovery costs are
estimated to be $40,000 and one intact but abandoned aircraft
requiring recovery from lake crash site for which costs are
estimated to be $40,000. Locations: US, Canada, and Pacific.
B-17. One possibility, training loss, US, please call.
B-24. Two possibilities, US, please call.
UC-78 Bamboo Bomber (trainer), in need of restoration, estimated
cost $20,000. US.
US GSA civilian and military aircraft for which the museum can
bid for on-loan possession or for ownership. Acquisition cost
typically run to $5,000 and more with transportation costs
ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. Numerous ongoing opportunities.
Existing Japanese and Pacific theater WWII aircraft. Museum is
working with a historian who has established government
relations for proper and documented recovery of various
aircraft. Please call.
F-4, Cobra helicopter, Loach helicopter, C-130, F-5, Russian
aircraft. Museum has existing relationships which would afford
museum ownership of these aircraft and others from existing
collections and inventories. Please call.
Any ideas, suggestions or donations are welcome. The opportunities
listed above provide only a glimpse of opportunities that are
available. You are welcome to call at any time to explore these and
Thank you so very much for your time, attention and interest in the
Texas Air & Space Museum.
Board and Volunteers of the Texas Air and Space Museum
Ron Fernuik, President