In honor of 25 years of hosting the largest collection of flying historic and military aircraft in the Southwest, Addison-based Cavanaugh Flight Museum is presenting an Anniversary Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10! Fans of aviation and military history are invited to attend this special event with activities on the airport ramp and within their four public, climate-controlled hangars.
“This is a rare chance to get up close to the aircraft; kind of a ‘behind the chains’ look,” said Doug Jeanes, executive director of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. “Many of the aircraft cockpits will be open for a close-up look and some will be available to actually get in to, sit in the cockpit and take controls!”
Guests will have the chance to see, touch and even fly in many of the planes in Cavanaugh’s unparalleled collection. During the event, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum will also offer discounted flights in its new Huey and other aircraft. Each of the public hangars will feature open cockpit tours of aircraft, allowing visitors to see and climb inside the unique planes.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to “promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America’s aviation heritage.” It fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically significant vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation. If other flight museums are taxidermy stores with static displays, Cavanaugh is a zoo with living airplanes that continue to fly as part of their goal of keeping history alive.
Tickets to the 25thAnniversary Open House are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-12 and free for veterans. If you can’t make it to the event, guests can stop by the museum every day (except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter) for a self-guided tour or make an appointment for a formal tour.
North Texas aviation buffs – and anyone else who simply likes really cool planes – don’t want to miss this special event!