Come see our tribute display of the
50th Anniversary of the Apollo Lunar landing



Past Events

 

4th July Free Admission!
For everyone to the Museum

 Come join us at the museum on Independence Day, the 4th of July ADMISSION IS FREE FOR EVERYONE!

Wings of Freedom Tour
June 27-30, 2019

Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See our original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well.

Ground and Walk Through Tours
Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.

Admission: World War II Veterans admitted for FREE. $15/Adults $5/Children 12 and under.

Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
6/27/2019 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
6/28/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/29/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/30/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM

For an even more exciting visit, take a FLIGHT ABOARD one of our aircraft for an incredible flight experience or flight training! Learn more about each flight and book online at WWII Flight Experiences at Pasco WA or call the Collings Foundation at 978-562-9182 (10:00am to 6:00pm Eastern). All flights are a tax-deductible donation!

 

2nd Floor* Grand Opening!
May 18 2019 @ 1000 am

Guided Tours, Aircraft on display, Refreshments, Free Admission The Pasco Aviation Museum has doubled in size!
Now over 5000 sq ft of aviation history displays, exhibits and more.Incredible views of the Tri-Cities Airport and airplane arrivals and departures.
*access to the 2nd floor is by guided tours and includes use of stairs. 4102 N Stearman Ave, Pasco, WA

Wings of Freedom Tour
June 27-30, 2019

Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See our original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well.

Ground and Walk Through Tours
Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.

Admission: World War II Veterans admitted for FREE. $15/Adults $5/Children 12 and under.

Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
6/27/2019 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
6/28/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/29/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/30/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM

For an even more exciting visit, take a FLIGHT ABOARD one of our aircraft for an incredible flight experience or flight training! Learn more about each flight and book online at WWII Flight Experiences at Pasco WA or call the Collings Foundation at 978-562-9182 (10:00am to 6:00pm Eastern). All flights are a tax-deductible donation!

4th July Free Admission!
For everyone to the Museum

 Come join us at the museum on Independence Day, the 4th of July ADMISSION IS FREE FOR EVERYONE!

 

 

2nd Floor* Grand Opening!
May 18 2019 @ 1000 am

Guided Tours, Aircraft on display, Refreshments, Free Admission The Pasco Aviation Museum has doubled in size!
Now over 5000 sq ft of aviation history displays, exhibits and more.Incredible views of the Tri-Cities Airport and airplane arrivals and departures.
*access to the 2nd floor is by guided tours and includes use of stairs. 4102 N Stearman Ave, Pasco, WA

Thank you to the REACH Museum,


 

Thank you to the Tri-Cities Family EXPO at TRAC Jan 25 & 26 2019

WE ARE NOW OPEN!

 

 

November 27, 2018 :  PAYPAL to MATCH donations on Nov 27, 2018 join us
in our quest to get in on this great opportunity! CLICK on photo to donate

October 25, 2018 : October Building Bridges at the Pasco Aviation Museum, Please join
West Richland, Pasco, Benton City, & The Tri-Cities Hispanic Chambers of Commerce for
a fun Networking Event. Hosted by Pasco Chamber of Commerce  

 

A BIG Thank you to Perfection Glass and
New Tradition Homes
Because of Perfection Glass the second floor has new windows!
We also want to thank New Tradition Homes for the help on the install.


Pasco Chamber of Commerce Interview

Great interview by the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, with Malin Bergstrom talking about how far the Museum gas come and where it is headd, very exciting.

WATCH VIDEO
 
 


The Grand Opening was a great success thank you to all who attended, below is several links thanking our local Media and Tourism Support please click on their.
KAPP/KVEW
Tri-City Herald
Visit Tri-Cities
KEPR
General Aviation News
98.3 The KEY, Today’s Best Music
102.7 KORD “New Country”

 

Grand Opening was very exciting!

Phase One of The Grand Opening was a great success click on the link below to see the TV coverage from KAPP/KVEW, what a great day thank yu to all who volunteered and participated in the event! We are now officially open Friday’s & Saturday’s 10am-4pm

KAPP/KVEW TV Coverage


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! 


ATTENTION
 FOLKS “B17” ARRIVAL

Due to maintenance issues the B-17 “Sentimental Journey” will be delayed and should
arrive Thursday Aug 24. We will keep you updated


Aug 10, 2018  2 weeks till we open!


Aug 8, 2018  We have AIR CONDITIONING!!!

Check out their website!
www.aonerefrigeration.com

Aug 6, 2018 Opening is just around the corner!

Aug 3, 2018 3 WEEK COUNTDOWN!



Aug 1, 2018 B-17 visit soon approaching!
Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum Summer Tour will arrive in Pasco, WA on
the Aug 2018 and will stay until the 26 Aug 2018 spread the word and see you there!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

June 8, 2018 new floors! 

 Moving along at a great speeds, a new floor has been in prgress for a few days and it is looking great! Will look even better when the runway marks are painted on them!
 

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!
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


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
  


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”

CLICK HERE TO SEE NEWS ARTICLE

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_0358 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

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April 6 2016, Happy 90th anniversary to the first commercial air mail (CAM 5) flight from Pasco WA! click for story

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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

IMG_0162 IMG_0136 IMG_0158 IMG_0161February 2016   The new windows look “Perfect”. Thank you Perfection Glass and Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary!

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!

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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.
click here for story


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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

 

 

 

October 20, 2018 : Experience Aviation History, a look back into how Aviation in the Tri-Cities.
you can register here by clicking HERE