Celebrate National Aviation History Month during the rest of November. This month is dedicated to the celebration of the accomplishments in America’s aviation development, from kites and gliders to the first heavier-than-air craft. Human flight started with the Wright brothers’ invention of the first successful airplane, a masterpiece that was designed and perfected over four years. In December 1903, the first self-powered, man-controlled flight took place. Right here in Addison, Texas, we have some great facilities dedicated to aviation — namely, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum located inside the Addison Airport.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum
The flight museum is a non-profit educational organization that promotes aviation studies and America’s aviation heritage through restoring and displaying historical vintage aircraft. The museum also collects items related to aviation history. Located within Addison Airport grounds, you can admire fascinating airplanes Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Adult entry is $12, and senior and military tickets are $8. Children aged 4–12 can attend for $6. Groups can also schedule tours which are offered Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. Call (972) 380-8800 ext. 100 for group pricing and to arrange an appointment. One of the finest in the world, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s collection includes aircraft from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War as well as armor and vehicles. Stop by and learn the rich history behind these vintage birds. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for airshows and events on the Facebook page.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum + The Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas
You can actually visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and the Frontiers of Flight Museum located in downtown Dallas for the price of a single admission. During the rest of November, enjoy the exciting exhibits at both by purchasing a ticket from either the Cavanaugh Flight Museum or the Frontiers of Flight Museum. If you’re a member, present current valid membership ID for either museum and get in for free! Hurry, there’s still time to explore the wonders of aviation during National Aviation History Month.
The Addison Airport
The Addison Airport sits nine miles north of downtown Dallas and is a convenient access point to the city. It not only is home to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum but also has a 24-hour United States Customs Center. The airport is home to more than 750 aircraft with nearly 100,000 operations per year.