Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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We are saddened to mourn the loss of long term volunteer and beloved friend of the CFM, Ray Janes. Click below to read h...
05/22/2021

We are saddened to mourn the loss of long term volunteer and beloved friend of the CFM, Ray Janes.

Click below to read his full bio, he was a remarkable man with impressive accomplishments, we were all lucky to know him!

Here are a few words from our Assistant Director, Kevin Raulie, who worked closely with Ray.

"I am truly blessed and a better man for having known Ray. I miss the days that he would share his experiences with us all; it gave meaning, depth and life to the aircraft on display. Although I did not serve, through his stories I could imagine myself flying on his wing intercepting Russian bombers or marking enemy targets in Vietnam.

The museum will miss our hero and our friend but in our hearts we know he is in a better place."

https://www.mulkeybowlesmontgomery.com/obituary/ray-janes-jr

Our P-51 Mustang will be participating in a Heritage Flight at Thunder Over Dalhart Airshow, on May 22nd! Its Dalhart's ...
05/14/2021

Our P-51 Mustang will be participating in a Heritage Flight at Thunder Over Dalhart Airshow, on May 22nd! Its Dalhart's First Airshow and we're proud to be a part of it! ✈

Our P-51 Mustang will be participating in a Heritage Flight at Thunder Over Dalhart Airshow, on May 22nd! Its Dalhart's First Airshow and we're proud to be a part of it! ✈

Our C-47 at Cannon AFB for 310th Squadron Reactivation. Proud to be a part of this!
05/08/2021

Our C-47 at Cannon AFB for 310th Squadron Reactivation. Proud to be a part of this!

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jerry Crawford, board member of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and CEO ...
05/01/2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jerry Crawford, board member of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and CEO & President of Jani-King International, Inc.(the largest commercial cleaning franchise company in the world). Jerry was fundamental to the museum’s development and success over the past twenty nine years having served as a Vice President of the Cavanaugh Air Museum (the predecessor to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum) from 2002 to 2009 and then as a board member from 2009 to the present. During this time he worked tirelessly to elevate the mission of the museum of promoting aviation studies and perpetuating America’s aviation heritage. Jerry was passionate about aviation and held ratings in both single engine land and rotorcraft-helicopter. Jerry’s impact on the museum, the franchise industry and on the entire Jani-King family is enormous and his efforts will benefit a world long into the future.

He is survived by his wife, six daughters, eleven grandchildren, parents, sister, and brother.

Fly west Jerry and may blue skies and calm winds be with you.

Fireworks over our P-51 Mustang at #SNF21! 🎇✈️
04/18/2021

Fireworks over our P-51 Mustang at #SNF21! 🎇✈️

Fireworks over our P-51 Mustang at #SNF21! 🎇✈️

This week we are incredibly saddened to mourn the loss of beloved pilot and friend to all of us here at CFM, Duane Carro...
04/11/2021

This week we are incredibly saddened to mourn the loss of beloved pilot and friend to all of us here at CFM, Duane Carroll (pictured below with his son, Trey). We'll miss you greatly, Duane! Fly high, and Rest in Peace.

04/09/2021

That time is almost here! Getting the Mustang ready to head to #SNF21! ✈🌞

Getting the RV packed and ready to head to  #SNF21 April 13th - 18th! We hope to see you there! 🌞
04/08/2021

Getting the RV packed and ready to head to #SNF21 April 13th - 18th! We hope to see you there! 🌞

04/02/2021

We hope everyone has a great weekend! We will be closed for Easter Sunday, but come see us today or Saturday, we'll be open from 10am to 4pm!

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s P-51 Mustang will be flying this Saturday.  Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of th...
12/25/2020

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s P-51 Mustang will be flying this Saturday. Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of this rare and stunning, vintage powerhouse!
Merry Christmas!!! 🎄

12/11/2020
First Mustang Solo!

Ben Wilson started as a volunteer in 2010. He just checked out in our Mustang and is our newest fighter pilot!

CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MUSEUM CONDUCTING HISTORIC WARBIRD FLYOVER FOR VETERANS DAYT-6 Texan & T-34 Mentor aircraft will fly ov...
11/11/2020

CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MUSEUM CONDUCTING HISTORIC WARBIRD FLYOVER FOR VETERANS DAY

T-6 Texan & T-34 Mentor aircraft will fly over the Town of Sunnyvale Texas Wednesday to salute our nation’s veterans, past and present.

As part of the Town of Sunnyvale’s Veteran's Day Recognition event, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum will do a “Fly by” at 5:15 p.m. The historic planes will fly down Collins Road and by Town Hall right before the start of the Town’s event.

10/10/2020

The P-51 is heading down to Waco for flight experiences today! Check out www.airpowersquadron.org for information and prices if you want to fly in the Mustang this afternoon!

Today was a great day to put some social distance between two museum guests and the ground with a flight experience in o...
10/04/2020

Today was a great day to put some social distance between two museum guests and the ground with a flight experience in our Stearman biplane and AT-6 Texan. Come Fly With Us!
Thank you to museum volunteer Joe Cieliesz for the photos!

09/08/2020

Effective Friday, September 11th, our new operating hours are Friday thru Sunday. 10AM-4PM.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo
08/20/2020

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo

Saturday at the museum!
08/20/2020

Saturday at the museum!

VERY EXCITING NEWS: I was just invited by the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, TX to come paint "plein air" right next to the P-51D Mustang of my admiration this

Saturday August 22nd from 10am until 4pm.

https://www.facebook.com/CavanaughFlightMuseum

Come say hi... the museum is a dream for aviation lovers! See you this Saturday! Stefan Huyghe

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will be offering P-51 flights in conjunction with the CAF B-29/B-24 Squadron at the Vintage ...
08/19/2020

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will be offering P-51 flights in conjunction with the CAF B-29/B-24 Squadron at the Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth on September 5th. Please see the link below for more information.

https://www.airpowersquadron.org/forth-worth

06/26/2020

Beginning July 2nd, we will be open Thursday thru Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Stearman Flight Experiences will be available only on Fridays and Saturdays. Please call the gift shop for more information or to schedule a flight.

In compliance with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkin's order, the museum will require all visitors age 2 and up to wear a face covering while in the common areas of the museum i.e. gift shop, restroom, or art gallery and/or where six feet of separation is not feasible.

As a reminder, the museum will be closed on July 4th.

05/24/2020
Trojan Phlyers AirShow & Racing Team

Trojan Phlyers AirShow & Racing Team

The Trojan Phlyers Flight Demonstration Team would like to wish you & your families a safe & happy Memorial Day Weekend. A special thank you to our First Responders as well as our Military Veterans. 🇺🇸 Cavanaugh Flight Museum LiveAirShowTV Addison Airport

05/22/2020
We many not have airshows right now but there is something to look forward to on May 22nd!
05/15/2020

We many not have airshows right now but there is something to look forward to on May 22nd!

On Friday, May 22, there will be a warbird flyover in honor of first responders starting from #Addison, flying up over #Plano to @bswhealth Plano and across #Dallas, ending at Dallas Love Field.

“We wanted to show how much we appreciate all of our first responders, front-line medical workers and essential employees during this time of COVID-19 crisis,” said Addison Director of Communications Mary Rosenbleeth . “We thought that since the Blue Angels missed city of Addison, a flyover of the wonderful, historic planes from Cavanaugh Flight Museum would be a great tribute to the hard work of our citizens.” The Friday, May 22 flyover will originate at Addison Airport at 11 a.m., and will end at Addison Airport at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The flyover will consist of a collection of the historic warplanes from Cavanaugh’s extensive collection, including a B-25, P-40 and T-6 formation, as well as a rarely seen privately owned Beechcraft Starship (one of four in the world) and the T-37 Tweet owned by the Service Air Corps. Participating planes are subject to change.

After passing a cadre of Addison first responders gathered on the ramp at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, the planes will take off from Addison Airport at 11 a.m. and gather in air space north of the town. The formation will circle seven area hospitals and fly down Belt Line Road as well as Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The planes will fly over Addison once more as they prepare for landing at the Addison airport at approximately 12:30 p.m. The planned route and timeline is below.

Addison Airport partnered with locally-based Million Air Dallas to provide fuel for the flyover.

Carrollton Regional Medical Center: 11:30 AM
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano TX: 11:34 AM
Belt Line Road: 11:37 AM
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano: 11:40 AM
Medical City Dallas: 11:45 AM
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas: 11:48 AM
Baylor University Medical Center: 11:52 AM
VA North Texas Health Care System (VA Hospital Lancaster/Dallas: 11:57 AM
DFW National Cemetery: 12:03 PM
Dallas Love Field: 12:10 PM

Addison Airport partnered with locally-based Million Air to provide fuel for the flyover.

05/08/2020

Don’t forget! The museum is open on Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Come out and see us!

Tired of being stuck at home?? In accordance with Gov. Abbott's executive order, the museum will be re-opening for self ...
04/29/2020

Tired of being stuck at home?? In accordance with Gov. Abbott's executive order, the museum will be re-opening for self guided tours on a limited basis beginning Friday, May 1st. We will be open only on Fridays and Saturdays from 10AM-4PM. Airplane and helicopter rides are not available at this time. We will be following the Government's guidelines for this limited opening and ask for your understanding and cooperation.

03/23/2020

In accordance with the “stay at home” request of all non essential activity in the DFW area to help stop the spread of The Corona virus, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum will be closed until further notice. We will update you as soon as we have more information on when the museum will be able to open again to the public. Thank you for your support and stay healthy out there.

Kids home schooling this week? Bring them by the museum. We have lots of room for social distancing and to run around. W...
03/19/2020

Kids home schooling this week? Bring them by the museum. We have lots of room for social distancing and to run around. Who knows, they may just learn something in the process! www.cavflight.org

03/18/2020
addisontexas.net

Valued Museum Patrons,
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus issue. Last night Dallas County announced guidelines to close certain bars, lounges, arcades, private clubs and limiting restaurants to take out or delivery. Lastly it reduced the threshold for community gatherings from 500 to 50.
Our first priority is always the health, safety, and well-being of our patrons, partners, staff and volunteers. CFM is taking extra care to clean and disinfect all surfaces within the museum. We are opening the Hangar doors to allow plenty of fresh air to circulate. The museum has close to 50,000 sq feet of open indoor exhibit space, as well as outdoor exhibits, so we are able to offer our patrons the opportunity for safe social distancing as well as access to fresh air.
You can view the Addison amended order here:
https://addisontexas.net/sites/default/files/fileattachments/development_services/page/16874/amended_community_gatherings_order_-_covid19_-_town_of_addison_031620_final_draft_-_signed.pdf

We will continue to monitor and work with Town of Addison Officials, to insure a clean and safe environment for our visitors, volunteers and staff.

Thank You for your continued support.


Blue Skies,

Doug Jeanes
Executive Director

Barbie is in "makeup" getting tidied up for Sun 'n Fun coming up in April. Annual inspection, engine tune up, and some p...
03/03/2020

Barbie is in "makeup" getting tidied up for Sun 'n Fun coming up in April. Annual inspection, engine tune up, and some paint work going on with our mechanics and volunteers.

Congratulations to our former Chief Pilot, Ronnie Gardner, for his induction to the Commemorative Air Force Hall of Fame...
03/02/2020

Congratulations to our former Chief Pilot, Ronnie Gardner, for his induction to the Commemorative Air Force Hall of Fame!

Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation
02/28/2020

Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation

Our P-40 arrived at DM for Heritage Flight Practice this week.
02/26/2020

Our P-40 arrived at DM for Heritage Flight Practice this week.

A P-40 Warhawk lands at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the 2020 Heritage Flight Training Course.

CFM maintenance team working hard on the P-40 to get it ready for Heritage training next week. www.cavflight.org
02/17/2020

CFM maintenance team working hard on the P-40 to get it ready for Heritage training next week. www.cavflight.org

Address

4572 Claire Chennault St
Addison, TX
75001

Opening Hours

Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(972) 380-8800

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Was there Fri Mar 5th. Loved it so much History. Got some great pictures
I took this photo in Roma, Italy. The owner of this Chrysler is a Fifi b-29 Superfortress fan. Enjoy.
The Mustang and Warhawk looked amazing this afternoon😎
Nice day for flying 😎
Thanks for coming to the Bullard Texas Veteran's event
I can’t be at the Addison airport without stopping by to see my old jet!
We saw your show at the Sioux Falls Airshow on Saturday! Just wanted to say "WOW". My husband is a disabled Vietnam vet and we have friends that were chopper pilots. This was the best part of the show for us! Thank you!!! Fly safe :)
The Skyraiders are in Sioux Falls, SD!
Hi, Do you guys have U.S Army AH-iF Cobra 67-15833?