The new hangar was completed n 2017 and was funded, in part, through the efforts of Senator Jim Honeyford, resulting in a grant from the State of Washington, as well as private donations, the McAllister Museum of Aviation, and the support of the Civil Air Patrol.
This additional space greatly expands our ability to display items for museum visitors including the exhibition of the two planes owned by the Museum, a display of large engines, as well as an storage area for archives. The Civil Air Patrol parks its planes inside a leased portion of the hangar, and has offices and meeting spaces for training. On the second level is a large viewing area where visitors can watch planes land and take off from the Yakima Air Terminal.
If we can work out a loan agreement, the new hangar will house the Yakima Clipper glider, a wooden aircraft built by Charles McAllister in 1931-2, if it can be moved from its current display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Outside groups can Rent the Hangar for special events.