During the past nine years, Texas Air & Space Museum has built a small but dynamic air and space museum. TASM has operated at the Amarillo and Pampa, Texas airports in rented quarters with twenty-eight aircraft, has inspired thousands of Texas Panhandle students, and has informed and entertained thousands of Interstate Highway 40 and Route 66 travelers from more than 280 Texas cities, all 50 states and 106 foreign countries. Since 2010, TASM has received approaching $8 million from receipt of goods, rent abeyance, real property, cash from donations, artifacts on loan, and gift shop sales. Today, Texas Air and Space Museum:
· has 14 dedicated board members and 20 volunteers who-with over a combined 1,000 years of aviation experience--in 2020, will have expended over 3,500 hours of efforts providing a hands-on science and technology museum for Texas Panhandle youth and a great tourist attraction for thousands of area travelers;
· plans for STEM educational programs over the next 2 to 4 years, and addition of many display and restoration aircraft primarily through historical recoveries recorded for documentaries (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
· plans to support the museum with various income, property rental income, aviation events (air shows, air races, fly ins), grants and charitable fundraisers; and
· plans to become Amarillo's most visible and most frequented tourist attraction.