Wings and Wheels Museum Presented By Cactus Air Force Gets Off The Ground
Cactus Air Force received approval from the Carson City Airport Authority to build a military aircraft and vehicle museum at the Carson City Airport. Cactus Air Force’s “Wings and Wheels Museum” will be a nonprofit, public museum dedicated to celebrating aviation and military history through preserving, restoring, displaying and use of US military aircraft and vehicles from WWII to present. The 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. The facility will be constructed at the Carson City Airport with public access from College Parkway and provide runway access for aircraft. Building is scheduled to commence in Fall 2013.
Ashley Cullins, News Channel 4, interviewed Cactus Air Force’s Doug Thorngren about the proposed museum. Click here to view the video.
Carson City Airport Open House 2013
Flight Plan for the Future
Cactus Air Force is proud to participate in The Carson City Airport Open House 2013 “Flight Plan for the Future.” This relished family event is not only exciting and thrilling but educational as well. Cactus Air Force was present with dozens of aircraft and military equipment. We enjoyed our conversations with people about our historic collection and encourage them to come see us again at various regional airshows or our future Wings and Wheels Museum presented by Cactus Air Force.
The Carson City Airport 2012 Open House
Cactus Air Force is proud to participate in The Carson City Airport Open House 2012—Capital Wings. This relished family event is not only exciting and thrilling but educational as well. We love talking with people about our historic military aircraft and vehicles and encourage them to come see us again at various regional airshows or our Cactus Air Force Museum.
During the event, Cactus Air Force’s Director of Public Relations, Doug Thorngren, was interviewed by local news station Channel 4 at the Carson City Airport Open house:
To view the video about The Carson City Airport Open House click here.
Join Us At The Carson City Airport
Friday, June 6th, 2014 Noon till 4 pm
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 8am till 4 pm
The Cactus Air Force, LLC in conjunction with the Carson City Airport, will have WWII Aircraft on static display to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D Day! Come down and view these beautifully restored relics and celebrate our country’s proud history.
The 2013 Heli Expo, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, took place in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada and boasted over 20,000 attendees. Approximately 60 aircraft were on display with exhibitors utilizing over 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit and meeting space. Cactus Air Force’s own AH-1 Cobra was on hand to show case this amazing and rare piece of military equipment.
Silver Springs Restoration Hangar
Cactus Air Force is pleased to announce the official ground breaking of its 10,000 Sq. Ft. Restoration Hangar. Construction is underway at the Silver Springs Airport with expected completion in early 2014. The facility is located at the Citrus and Lake entrance on the east side of the airport and will be used to accommodate various aircraft and military vehicles during the restoration process.