Capital Campaign

Flight Test Historical Foundation Capital CampaignThinkOutsideGateSmall
Goal: $7.75 Million

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The Capital Campaign is an aggressive fundraising campaign to move and expand the Air Force Flight Test Museum to outside of the Edwards AFB West gate.


Relocation and Expansion Plan

Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base

Future Air Force Flight Test Museum Rendering



Phase 1 – West Gate Site Preparation
$750K, Estimated completion date August 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.

Phase 2 – Hangar One Construction and STEM Classroom
$2.5M, Estimated completion date March 2019

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. A temporary area dedicated to STEM learning activities will also be installed in the space until it can be permanently located in the Center Building.

Phase 3 – Center Building and Gift Shop Construction
$1M, Estimated completion date May 2020

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 February 2022

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.

Conceptual design of the future Air Force Flight Test Museum


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