The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will be saluting Vietnam Veterans during its Warbirds Over Addison weekend, May 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum has the largest collection of flying historic and military aircraft in the Southwest, and Warbirds Over Addison is their biggest weekend of the year. Aviation enthusiasts from all over the area will have the opportunity to see, touch and even fly in many of the planes in the Cavanaugh collection! Yes, you read that right; you can fly in one of these historic planes! The museum will also fly many of its treasured WWII, Korean War and Vietnam-era airplanes including the P‐51 Mustang, AD-5 Skyraider, FM2 Wildcat and many others. Those interested in booking personal flights can do so at a discounted rate. Visitors can also enjoy aircraft on display plus a Naval carrier aircraft operation demonstration and Sherman Tank demo. The weekend showcases not only the extensive Cavanaugh collection but also visiting aircraft brought in by warbird enthusiasts and museum collections around the country.
The Cavanaugh Museum is recognizing Vietnam veterans this year with special pricing. Make plans to attend either day or both and take part in learning about these special planes.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America’s aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.
While most museum visitors opt to enjoy the museum’s collections on a self-guided basis by reading the informative signs near each aircraft or display; there are formal museum guided tours available by appointment. The Museum is open every day except for a few holidays during the year. For admission prices as well as hours of operations and more information about the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, visit their website.