A vote by members of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will allow the organization’s board to move its headquarters from Midland, Texas, the CAF announced Friday. The CAF Airpower Museum will remain in Midland, and Midland International Airport will continue to host CAF’s annual Airsho.
In an election held to consider a proposed amendment to the CAF’s bylaws, 75.1 percent of the organization’s members who voted cast ballots in favor of the proposed amendment, which authorizes the CAF’s board of directors to build a CAF national airbase that will become the organization’s headquarters. Three-quarters of the voting membership had to approve the change, under the CAF’s constitution and bylaws.
“With this amendment change, the CAF board of directors can now narrow its selection and negotiate with the potential locations that provide the best site for the future CAF National Airbase,” said Stephan C. Brown, president and CEO of the organization.
Six sites, all within Texas, are finalists for the planned facility. The CAF board is expected to narrow this list in December and make a final selection during the first half of 2014. Currently under consideration are Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Collin County Airport in McKinney, Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas, Ellington Field Airport in Houston, Lackland-Kelly Airport in San Antonio, and North Texas Regional Airport in Sherman-Denison.
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