“Each of our airplanes has a story to tell–about the war it was in, the people who flew it.”, says Nell Calloway, CEO & President of Chennault Aviation & Military Museum.
Chennault’s fleet of aircraft continues to reach new heights– three planes restored, and seven in all.
But for museum visitors, it’s tough to enjoy the aircraft, since they’re being held in a restoration facility.
However, a prospective $800,000 match grant could soon allow the museum to expand.
The terms of the grant– Chennault has to raise $200,000 in order to receive clearance for it. This would be $1,000,000 in total that would be used to construct a lighted aircraft park complete with a “Missing Man” statue at its center.
It’s a park they say would serve as a “welcome” for northeast Louisiana visitors.