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!


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.

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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”


Jun 14, 2017

The Bombers are coming back! June 28-July 2 2017!



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.

malin 10kApril 30, 2016
Pasco Airport’s Old Tower lands $10,000 historic preservation grant

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April 2016 A big thank you Absolute Power and Stoneway Electric Supply for their help in re-wiring the historic NAS Pasco Control Tower. What a great team!

IMG_0374April 2016,   Broken sewer line is no more. A huge thanks to Apollo Mechanical for troubleshooting, excavating, repairing and also our neighbor HD Supply Waterworks for
supplying the necessary parts!


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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


big hangar view of towerMarch 5, 2016 Tri-City aviators shower love on Pasco’s Old Tower. click for story


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althaFebruary 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.

jan-8-2016Jan 8, 2016 Malin taking charge of the power tools with plenty of supervision!



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!

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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!

May 9 2013,   Group pushes to save Pasco Naval Air Station tower. click here for story