The proposed museum will feature the architectural style existing during the early days of Brownsville and the Pan Am Airways era. A military style entrance and gate house will greet the visitor to set the theme for aviation during a period in history when aviation was in its prime.
Plans have been under discussion several years for the Rio Grande Valley Wing's new home to be relocated on Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport property. The site on Boca Chica Boulevard is directly north of the airport's on-field fire station.
FUTURE RGV WING MUSEUM
The facility's main building will house the museum, administrative offices, public meeting room with lounge, and museum workshop. Additional buildings will include the main hangar for large aircraft as well as three small hangars for liason aircraft, primary and basic trainers, and foreign trainer aircraft.
An adjunct to the Brownsville Historic Air Museum will be a on-and-a-half acre public park incorporating a bike-and-walk trail, a main cabana, several shaded rest areas and bbq fixtures. The main theme and style of the museum facility will evoke a nostalgic 1940's airpark feel.
Rio Grande Valley Wing • 955 South Minnesota Avenue • Brownsville, Texas 78521 • (956) 541-8585
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