Museum Members – $6.23
Non Members – $6.58
Cash Card Members – $6.06
Children of all ages enjoy flying. During our Airplane showcase, kids of all ages can get up ...
Lee Peterson owns the Marquart Charger MA-5 aerobatic biplane. The swept-wing open-cockpit Charger ...
Pemberton and Sons Aviation has recently completed restoration of its 1928 Boeing 40C. The aircraft ...
Charlie McAllister’s Start Charlie and Alister McAllister acquired and rebuilt their first ...
Many Young Eagles have taken their first flight at the McAllister Museum during our EAA Young ...
Summer is here and so is your museum. Volunteers have been busy keeping the place looking great. It would be hard to imagine what this museum would look like if we had to pay them!
The “Bring the Clipper Home” project is moving forward slowly but surely. We have FAA and Yakima Airport approval to construct a building to house the Clipper. A couple of ideas have been discussed by your board and others: Should we erect a stand-alone building or add onto the present structure? Both ideas have pros and cons, but whatever we decide it will be a great step forward for the future of the MMA. All it takes is lots of money. We are off to a good start with a $5,000 donation from the local Pepsi Co., $500 from Apple Valley Kiwanis and several individual donations. If you would like to see your name over the door come see me.
We continue to sell fuel even if it is over the $6.50/gal. figure. As you are aware, fuel sales really drive the museum’s cash flow. We are the cheapest on the field, so tell your pilot friends to come on by.
Financially, the museum looks great. Our endowment fund is over $300,000 and we were the recent recipient of a $2,500 grant from Legends Casino for more displays. Late last year we received several generous grants — from the Eugene L. Shields Charitable Foundation, Pacific Steel & Recycling, and Gail Wyman through the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound.
This is an off year for the “Big Boys,” the bomber tours, so we don’t have anything major scheduled. But don’t despair, you never know who might show up from the West Side (and Don Rasmussen has a few locals up his sleeve).
In closing, if you, the membership, have any great ideas for the museum, speak up and I will put you in charge!
SAVE MONEY ON FUEL
Want to save money on your aviation fuel? All you need is a current voting (veteran, individual, or family) membership and an active debit/credit card and you can save 35c per gallon on your fuel.
Want to save even more?!? If you purchase a prepaid MMA “cash” card for a minimum of $260 (cash or check) you can save another 17c per gallon, bringing your total discount to 52c per gallon!!
See Roberta to register your debit/credit card or purchase a “cash” card.
Are Your Dues “Due”?
If you’re not sure if you have renewed your membership for this year look at the address label on this mailing—the entry in the top right-hand corner of the label is your membership expiration date. If you haven’t been a member for a while – WE MISS YOU! and would love to have you rejoin our growing family. Remember, your McAllister Museum membership gives you free admission to the Museum of Flight in Seattle as well as discounts on fuel and gift shop purchases here at McAllister’s.
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS
We have a new e-mail address. It is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you happen to forget and send an e-mail to our old e-mail address it will still get to us.
If you were unable to attend the annual meeting on Oct. 24 send us an e-mail and we will e-mail copies of the meeting minutes and the pertinent handouts to you.
Planning a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary celebration and looking for a special place for it? Our facility (meeting room and display area) can be rented for such occasions. It’s also a unique setting for a special meeting. If you’re interested, send us an e-mail or phone us at 457-4933