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The expansion project celebrated a major milestone with the completion of the application review with the city's planning department. The project is now in the environmental review process which should only take a couple of months. The steel building structure is being fabricated off site and is approximately 75% complete. The next phase of the project is the excavation of the site and foundation, followed by the on site construction of the hangar. The grand opening is anticipated to be celebrated in 2025.



Land Agreement Signed

The Santa Maria Airport and Planes of Fame Air Museum signed an agreement for 23 acres of land for the new museum campus in December of 2021.



Steel Structure Fabrication

The off site design, engineering, and manufacturing of the steel aircraft hangar structure began in June of 2022. 


2024 - 2025

On Site Construction

One site construction of Phase One will include Building "Alpha", the parking lot, aircraft ramp, and security fencing. 

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Grand Opening

The museum anticipates celebrating its Grand Opening in 2025.

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