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Pearson Air Museum Contract Terminated

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The oldest operating airfield in the West closed its doors this week, after the National Park Service ended its contract.

Workers moved planes and other assets out of the Pearson Air Museum, in Vancouver, on Tuesday.

The National Park Service owns the land that the museum sat on, and terminated the contract over disputes about events being held at the museum.

That contract was supposed to run through 2025. For now the exhibits and planes rest in a nearby hangar.