Flight Test Historical Foundation
Goal: $7.75 Million
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Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base
Relocation and Expansion Plan
Phase 1 – West Gate Site Preparation
$750K, Estimated completion date January 2017
This phase includes preparing the site for the relocation and expansion of the museum. An environmental assessment will be conducted. A statement of work covering the construction of the new museum will be developed and a formal request for quotes will be published. The selected construction firm will be responsible for developing the design and construction documents and completing the engineering/permitting processes. The firm will deconstruct and recover the steel girders and reusable materials from three Ontario Airport Lockheed Air Service Hangars and transport them to our temporary storage site at Edwards. The entire site will be developed to support all future facility construction plans.
Phase 2 – Hangar One Construction and STEM Classroom
$2.5M, Estimated completion date August 2018
A 60,000 square foot hangar will be erected as part of Phase 2. The aircraft and artifacts at the current museum will be relocated. The current gift shop will be moved into temporary space inside the new hangar. An area dedicated to STEM learning activities will be installed in a space as well.
Phase 3 – Center Building and Gift Shop Construction
$1M, Estimated completion date October 2019
A 10,000 square foot building for the permanent gift shop will be built directly adjacent to Hangar One. This structure will also include a meeting room, break room for staff and volunteers, an aviation research office, and exhibit preparation area. A permanent enlarged STEM Education Center will be installed in Hangar One.
Phase 4 – Hangar Two Construction
$2.5M, Estimated completion date July 2021
A 60,000 square foot hangar will be erected next to the gift shop building. The space will be used to highlight the Museum’s “Black” and NASA aircraft and displays.
Note: $1M estimated set aside for additional unexpected site preparation, construction of new exhibits and movement of aircraft and exhibits from current museum location to new museum location outside West Gate of Edwards AFB.
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