Let's Build the DC-3 a HOME
Only a handful of movable items--cable cars of San Francisco, a few streetcars in New Orleans and this immaculate DC-3--reside on the nation's National Register of Historic Places, This historic aircraft is now in The Texas Air and Space Museum in Amarillo, Texas.
The world knew models of this aircraft by many names--Dakota, Gooney Bird, Skytrain--but the soul of this historic and famous aircraft is a Douglas DC-3.
From the inside:
Take a look at the view of the inside of one of our future, cavernous hangers. Can you envision this space filled with excited faces, eager to learn about the joys of flight and the legacy of aviation?
Such a space will enable us to house many more aircraft than our museum currently can hold.
Help Us Build A New Home for the DC-3
From the outside:
Present look at our new facility, 280 Airport Blvd. Notice the proximity to the taxi strip for runway 04.
This new facility will increase our ability to reach out to even more aspiring aviators, honor more of our past aviators, and preserve the legacy of flight for generations to come
Our Vision of the Future
By renovating these former grain storage buildings into an educational center and museum hangars, the Texas Air and Space Museum will move toward becoming a world-class tribute to aviation...past, present and future...and to the aviators, aviatrixes and flight crews who help us slip "the surly bonds of earth"* and strive for the stars. We invite you to join us in our expansive mission of inspiring future generations! Volunteer with us. Your time, technical/mechanical skills, educational support and financial resources are greatly needed and truly appreciated.
* John Gillespie Magee, Jr ~ “High Flight”