(From Tillamook Air Museum)
The internet has been a fire with posts and comments on The Port of Tillamook Bay’s planned meeting and workshop surrounding Hangar B’s future. This was a public meeting that took place on 5/2/2022 at 6pm at the POTB main office and via Zoom. The museum would like to address the discussion and clear the air regarding status of Hangar B. First, we want to say thank you to the The Port of Tillamook Bay for hosting the workshop and discussion.
Secondly, we want to state there are NO current plans to demolish or close Hangar B or the museum. The workshop’s prime objective was to discuss needed repair and cost to rehabilitate the hangar.
If anyone would like the agenda or information from that meeting, please reach out to The Port of Tillamook Bay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum would also like to point out that The Port of Tillamook Bay has invested in the continued success and betterment of the museum throughout the last several years.
To state a few examples:
-2019 POTB re-did the main lighting in the hangar through a TPUD commercial lighting rebate program.
-2019 Convair 880 exhibit.
-2019 Holocaust exhibit.
– 2020 F-4 Exhibit.
-2020 Applied for TLT Facilities Grant Funding.
-2020-21 rehabilitation of engines.
– 2020 created a FREE app for virtual tour of the museum.
– 2021 acquired a B-52 cockpit exhibit which is scheduled to be completed Fall of 2022.
-2021-22 planned relocation and rehabilitation of the USN A-4 Skyhawk into the museum scheduled for summer of 2022.
This is just to name a few major projects and expenses the The Port of Tillamook Bay has undergone to help with continued educational purposes and success of the museum and Hangar B.
INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF HANGAR B?
The Port of Tillamook Bay created a 501(c )3 capital funding board in 2017 dedicated to just that- The Friends of the Tillamook Air Museum (FOTAM).
The Friends of the Tillamook Air Museum, 501(c )3 was created to raise funding for maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation needs of Hangar B.
The museum encourages anyone interested in the continued success of the museum and Hangar B to reach out to the Friends of the Tillamook Air Museum (FOTAM) to see how you can help secure future funding!
The Friends of the Tillamook Air Museum (FOTAM) has a current board of 5 and a capacity for 13 board members, plus volunteers!
The Friends of the Tillamook Air Museum (FOTAM) is accepting board applications for review, with an emphasis on individuals with expertise in marketing and social media, accounting, legal, administration, and general clerical tasks.
Can’t commit to be a board member? The Friends of the Tillamook Air Museum (FOTAM) also needs volunteers to help execute any funding opportunities or events. Follow the link below to learn more: www.friendsoftillamookairmuseum.org .
Help secure the future of Hangar B!!!