Since opening in 1977, the Valiant Air Command, Inc. Warbird Museum continues to grow. Over 16,000 guests visited last year and we anticipate an increase in the number of daily travelers from around the world. This aviation educational institution is well respected in the community offering individual and group tours and providing special events throughout the year. Through the past efforts of our many supporters, a Restoration Hangar and a Vietnam Hangar have been added to our original Main Building and now displays over 50 Vintage Aircraft and thousands of artifacts. A robust STEM and a Scouting Achievement Program has been established for students in our surrounding area offering “hands on” learning experiences. We do all of this to make sure that those who served our country are never forgotten.
This brings me to the subject of our campaign. To put it bluntly, we have outgrown our current facilities. Now in our 43rd year, the Valiant Air Command, Inc. is undertaking our largest expansion ever to give us the ability to accept additional aircraft and artifacts. This expansion will provide a large new Aircraft Parking Apron, a new Aircraft Display Hangar that doubles as a modern Convention/Events Center with a food prep kitchen/small restaurant and much needed visitor parking. Our expansion will occur over several phases as shown on the linked drawing. Phase 1 has been completed. To implement Phase 2 & 3, we are launching a $3.2-million fundraising campaign.
We are eligible for some “matching dollars” from the Florida Department of Transportation. With your generosity this expansion will provide a world-class military aviation museum for future generations. As a reminder, the Valiant Air Command, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization; as such you are entitled to take a tax deduction for your donation.
Standing at the main entrance to the new Display Hangar/Events Center on permanent display will be bronze plaques mounted on large coquina stones bearing the names of all Legacy Sponsors. This is a limited opportunity to be honored by name so all will know the integral part you played in honoring the sacrifices of those who served.
Legacy Sponsors Levels
$1000 - Member $3000 - Bronze Member $5000 - Silver Member
$10000 - Gold Member $20000 - Platinum Member
Over $20000 - Diamond Member
With your immediate help, the Valiant Air Command, Inc. Warbird Museum will continue to serve the public in the years ahead.