Collecting aircraft for nearly a half a century, the CAF now ranks as one of the largest air forces in the world. Today the CAF has approximately 13,000 members and a fleet of more than 165 aircraft representing more than 60 different types—including planes from several foreign countries and other military conflicts since World War II.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) is a state university located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. Its official fall 2010 enrollment was 4,063 and projected fall 2013 enrollment is 5,073. The university faces rapid growth as a result of the oil boom currently ongoing in the Permian Basin.
Midland International Air and Space Port is a city-owned international airport located approximately midway between the cities of Midland and Odessa, in the US state of Texas. It is owned and operated by the City of Midland. In September 2014 it became the first US facility licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration to serve both scheduled airline flights and commercial human spaceflight.