Commemorative Air Force ups museum price tag to $55M, plans first air showCommemorative Air Force ups museum price tag to $55M, plans first air showhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=144012016-09-02T05:00:00Z2016-09-02T22:00:00Z

​​DALLAS - The Commemorative Air Force—which recently moved its headquarters to Dallas Executive Airport from Midland—has upped the price tag to $55 million from $40 million for its museum of historic military aircraft.

The group is now in the quiet phase of a $55 million fund-raising campaign for the museum, Adam Smith, executive director executive vice president said, and has a $8.7 million commitment from the City of Dallas. 

Ultimately, when the museum opens, the CAF will employ 60 to 100 people in Dallas.

Between 600 and 800 jobs in Dallas will be supported by the fact that the CAF is headquartered in the city, and it will draw 300,000 to 400,000 visitors to the city annually, according to an economic development study.

The group is planning the first CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow on Oct. 28-30—which will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and feature TORA! TORA! TORA!, an award winning re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, complete with WWII-era aircraft and pyrotechnics.
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