The Cactus Air Force has received approval from the Carson City Airport Authority to build a military aircraft and vehicle museum at the Carson City Airport in Nevada. The planned museum facility will be comprised of an enclosed 12,000 Square Foot exhibit/event space and museum store. Also, there will be several outside, covered static display areas as well as a large, outdoor tarmac area with static aircraft and vehicle displays.
Building is scheduled to commence in Fall 2013. Currently, Cactus Air Force operations and aircraft are scattered amongst various hangars and buildings in Carson City, Dayton and Silver Springs and are not available for public viewing except when they are participating in air shows. The museum’s vision is to house all their restored aircraft at the new Carson City Airport location.
Cactus Air Force will be showcasing the museum design as well as displaying over a dozen historic military aircraft and vehicles as this year’s Carson City Airport Open House “Flight Plan for the Future” to be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 8 am until 3 pm. Cactus Air Force aircraft will be performing flyby’s during the event and visitors will be allowed to view and touch these amazing machines.
Doug Thorngren, Cactus Air Force Director of Public Relations and Operations, said, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the new location for our proposed museum at the Carson City Airport. Carson City is a community rich with residents fascinated by aviation. We look forward to starting construction of the museum and to sharing our plans and current military collection with the public at the Carson City Airport Open House on Saturday, June 15th.”