Welcome to the future Aviation Museum in Pasco WA. Our mission is: “preserving history for future generations, sharing aviation with all generations, and honoring the Greatest Generation.”
You can help! The historic Naval Air Station Pasco Control Tower building has been saved from demolition and is now being renovated to become an aviation museum. We need your help to bring this landmark back to life by donating and volunteering. Imagine a local aviation museum full of displays, photos, memorabilia, artifacts and airplanes! It can be done with your help. Call today 509-547-6271 and save history!
July 19, 2018 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
We are Cleared for Take-Off! Phase One of the Museum Grand Opening is coming soon spread the word and come celebrate with us. Commemorative Air Force B-17 will also be on display and rides are available!
June 8, 2018 new floors!
Anonymous Donor, donates $50,000!
The Museum was so excited to receive an anonymous donation for the amount of $50,000 in the name of Veterans, it was donated fittingly just prior to Memorial Day, this will ensure all veterans will get in for free when the museum opens its doors!
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April 17, 2018 New paint inside the Museum!
Today we had Smile A Mile Painting come in and paint the wall in a Navy style gray, it looks amazing and they are great at what they do, very careful, and professional. The museum is very excited as this is more steps closer to opening the doors!
April 13, 2018 New piece for the Museum!
Today we picked up a link trainer and will need to be restored, it is an amazing part of the history of pilot training. The museum is very excited to have one of these as they are rare and to have one is a privilege. CLICK HERE for a link that explains the Link Trainer.
Photos: left – is what it will look like,
right – is Malin Bergstrom and the Friday Work Party Team
April 10, 2018 More work on the drywall inside!
Drywall is being mudded and taped by All Things Drywall & Construction they have been working hard soon they will sand and then paint will be underway. Its an incredible transformation and brings the museum that much closer to opening its doors.
March 27, 2018 Museum adds 1940 Ford truck!
The museum’s newest addition, a 1940 Ford 3/4 which will be used for running errands and parades, displays. Once a flat bed is built it will be a fun piece! it runs awesome, Special thanks to A-Jacks Towing of Pasco, and Al Ticknor for helping find this beautiful piece of history. Mr Vern Hubbard pictured in center, was the seller of West Richland.
March 19, 2018 Next Phase currently underway!
Drywall is being installed by All Things Drywall & Construction after all the demo was done and rewire, lighting cans installed we finally get to put up the walls. Its an incredible transformation and brings the museum that much closer to opening its doors.
Jan 19, 2018, Great news!!!
The Save the old NAS Pasco Control Tower non-profit is so thankful that the Washington State Legislature has awarded a grant of $300,000 dollars to support the next phase of the non-profit’s continuing efforts to create a showcase museum facility honoring veterans and the aviation history of the Tri-Cities region.
We are especially grateful to State Senator Sharon Brown for her tireless efforts in assisting throughout the process. The grant will help provide much needed capital to continue the restoration work on the historic control tower building to become the Pasco Aviation Museum.
Just a few short years ago a handful of aviation and history enthusiasts recognized the need to save the historic 1942 Naval Air Station Pasco Control Tower building and volunteered their time, sweat and sometimes blood to get this fantastic project under way. We have been very blessed to have community members who from day one have donated dollars, artifacts, photos, personal stories, and even aircraft to this effort. Many have first-hand experience with the importance of preserving our community’s aviation history, because they have relatives who served at NAS Pasco, or in some cases served themselves and ultimately made this area their home.
Our mission is to preserve aviation history, educate the community about the value and the contributions aviation made in our region and ensure the future of the landmark control tower. With the continued support of our community and Washington State we will achieve our mission.
“Preserving history for future generations, sharing aviation with all generations, honoring the Greatest Generation”
Sept 24, 2016 Plumbers & steamfitters 598 got it done today at the historic NAS Pasco control tower bldg. Big THANKS to Larry and Clint for leading the team.
Something to look forward to when the Save the NAS Pasco Control Tower Aviation Museum opens in the near future. click for story
April 6 2016, Happy 90th anniversary to the first commercial air mail (CAM 5) flight from Pasco WA! click for story
March 26, 2016 Kennewick Community Education takes a tour through aviation history at Bergstrom Aircraft. click for story
March 5, 2016 Tri-City aviators shower love on Pasco’s Old Tower. click for story
February 10, 2016 Ribbon cutting ceremony at The Reach Museum today to open the Naval Air Station Pasco history display. Altha (Skogley) Perry who was a US Navy WAVE in 1944 at NAS Pasco cut the ribbon to the display.
August 27, 2015 The General Aviation News Magazine ran an article on the NAS Pasco Tower and our efforts, thank you to all who helped so far and for those that will later.
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August 18, 2015 Pasco Fire Dept conducts life-saving training in the historic NAS Pasco old control tower building and at the same time help the non-profit with remodeling by removing interior walls for the upcoming aviation museum!
August 1 2015, The kick-off party this morning had a great turnout and we cannot be more proud to say that we are officially in the building and moving forward, I want to thank all of you that showed up and look forward to seeing you all soon at our next event/meeting! We have a vision now lets make history come back to life!
July 28, 2015 Thank you to everyone that has stayed the course. We finally have the official lease with the Port of Pasco. Restoration begins this Sat August 1st at 8:30am. Meet at Bergstrom aircraft first and we will tour inside the old tower as a group.
Let the games begin!