CAF’s Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center Update

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The construction on the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center (NAEC) continues to move ahead. Over the last couple of weeks, significant progress has been made on adding the siding and roofing; putting in window glass for the front of the building, and framing the rooms throughout the facility is underway. As exciting as it is to see the building come into focus, what is even more exciting is the progress in creating the educational programs that will be delivered within the facility. Just this week, Grand Prairie I.S.D. announced that the high school students participating in the J-3 Cub project will be able to return to work on the restoration project in the newly restored restoration hangar. In the coming months more details about the educational programming offered will be available online.

Campaign update: To date, the CAF has raised $10.1M of the $12.3M project goal. If you would like to support this effort, right now your donation goes twice as far. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, every gift received and pledge made through December 31, 2020, will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000! So far, $283,129 has been raised against this matching gift.

VIRTUAL TOUR: Today, Monday, October 5 at noon Central join CAF President Hank Coates for a Facebook Live tour of the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center on the CAF Headquarters Facebook page at

IN PERSON TOURS: The CAF is conducting in person tours of the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center every Monday at 9 a.m. Tours begin at the CAF Headquarters Building at 5661 Mariner Drive, Dallas, Texas 75237. Please use this link- to register for the tour.


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