Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo
02/05/2020

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo

Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance
01/27/2020
Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance

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“But when the U.S. Army Air Force procured the B-25G Mitchell, it had a very different mission in mind—sinking ships at sea. Japan’s sprawling Pacific empire could only be sustained through frequent supply convoys. When the United States set about dismantling Tokyo’s network of island bases, it decided it would only seize key islands, and allow the rest to ‘rot on the vine’ by cutting off their resupply convoys.

While U.S. submarines inflicted the greater share of Japanese shipping losses, airpower could be more rapidly concentrated to hammer large Japanese convoys.

Relatively agile light and medium bombers like the A-20 Havc and B-25 Mitchell played a key role in this often-forgotten campaign. The dapper North American B-25 was particularly well known for its role in delivering a morale-boosting one-way strike on Japan immortalized in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.”

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Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation
10/23/2019

Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation

From the Warhawk to the Raptor, nearly 80 years of airpower took off at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer us on!

Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation
10/23/2019

Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation

From the Warhawk to the Raptor, nearly 80 years of airpower took off at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer us on!

09/30/2019

Had a few hackers playing with our site, but we are back up. (we hope) :)

It is now a paper weight...a very large paper weight. 2,500 hours and you have to change out the blades on the Huey. Thi...
08/28/2019

It is now a paper weight...a very large paper weight. 2,500 hours and you have to change out the blades on the Huey. This one timed out last week. New one on its way! www.cavflight.org

Another review of our show in Sioux Falls."    Caught your presentation at KFSD over this past weekend.A big BRAVO ZULU ...
08/19/2019

Another review of our show in Sioux Falls.

" Caught your presentation at KFSD over this past weekend.

A big BRAVO ZULU to you and your gang.The airshow here will not be held for a few years. At that time [assuming I am still present] I'd like to talk with the group about how it was back then.

Until then, take care and keep your airspeed up. Check six

Richard M Hall
Capt USAF sep

PS. Pix is me in front of tail # 514 at NKP in 1969."

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08/19/2019

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*REMINDER* The Cavanaugh Flight Museum performance includes pyro. Do not be alarmed if there are flames. In this act the pilot has been shot down, the odds are against him. He calls for help, and you can see the daring rescue LIVE! Pyro, gun runs, and a harrowing airlift into a UH-1 Helo are all part of the thrills, expertly narrated and choreographed.

We just returned from performing our Vietnam Search and rescue act at Sioux Falls,SD. Estimated over 80K people each day...
08/19/2019

We just returned from performing our Vietnam Search and rescue act at Sioux Falls,SD. Estimated over 80K people each day. Our act was the first time they had ever had Pyro at their airshow. Some of the comments were great:
“It was an amazing show! Thanks to all involved! The Vietnam reenactment was heart wrenching and so amazing to watch!!! Thanks to all! Can't wait for the next one!”

“I was telling my 3 year old granddaughter that they were trying to save the guy by the orange smoke. Afterward she asked if the guy was ok!”

Warbird Stories: Wiley Coyote A-1 Skyraider
08/15/2019
Warbird Stories: Wiley Coyote A-1 Skyraider

Warbird Stories: Wiley Coyote A-1 Skyraider

With aircraft like the F-4, B-52, and SR-71 patrolling the skies, the United States Air Force was well into the jet age by the time of the Vietnam War. However, propeller-driven A-1 Skyraiders were still called on to perform some of the war’s most dangerous jobs.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo
08/14/2019

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo

Warbird Stories: Wiley Coyote A-1 Skyraider
08/09/2019
Warbird Stories: Wiley Coyote A-1 Skyraider

Warbird Stories: Wiley Coyote A-1 Skyraider

With aircraft like the F-4, B-52, and SR-71 patrolling the skies, the United States Air Force was well into the jet age by the time of the Vietnam War. However, propeller-driven A-1 Skyraiders were still called on to perform some of the war’s most dangerous jobs.

"Loach"Great news! We have just acquired an OH-6 to add to our growing Vietnam collection of combat veteran aircraft. He...
08/07/2019

"Loach"
Great news!
We have just acquired an OH-6 to add to our growing Vietnam collection of combat veteran aircraft. Here, museum director Doug Jeanes, is getting a check-out in the nimble helicopter that will soon join the rest of our fleet as another option for our VSAR airshow act. www.cavflight.org

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo
07/29/2019

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo

Another Oshkosh is in the books! So proud to be a part of the Heritage Flight Team this year. Here, Stuart Milson in the...
07/29/2019

Another Oshkosh is in the books! So proud to be a part of the Heritage Flight Team this year. Here, Stuart Milson in the Brat III, flying left wing leading the F-22 for the show finale Saturday night. www.cavflight.org

07/25/2019

Stuart Milson leading the Heritage flight in “The Brat III”

Our A-1 Skyraider is on the cover of the Warbirds of America magazine! She can be seen at Oshkosh this week, on the grou...
07/21/2019

Our A-1 Skyraider is on the cover of the Warbirds of America magazine! She can be seen at Oshkosh this week, on the ground and in the air. She will also be featured in Wednesday’s Warbirds in Review segment.

07/21/2019
Where there is a will...The Caribou, with its tall tail, can be a challenge to get into some hangars. Here, the maintena...
07/17/2019

Where there is a will...
The Caribou, with its tall tail, can be a challenge to get into some hangars. Here, the maintenance guys show you how to make it work. www.cavflight.org

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo
07/12/2019

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo

"Wild Fire"Thanks to everyone who came out to see the KaBoom Town Airshow last night. We enjoyed flying many of our coll...
07/04/2019

"Wild Fire"
Thanks to everyone who came out to see the KaBoom Town Airshow last night. We enjoyed flying many of our collection including the Wildcat. www.cavflight.org

Looking forward to this show
06/28/2019

Looking forward to this show

The Joe Foss Squadron's Hangar Dance on Aug 15th will feature aircraft and performers from the Sioux Falls Airshow, Aug 17 and 18.
Live music from the 60s and 70s will set the mood for a fun filled night.
Tickets can be purchased now at: CAFJoeFoss.com/events
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Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo
06/26/2019

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo

06/26/2019

The Museum’s FM-2 Wildcat has a unique landing gear retraction system. This video made during the annual maintenance shows how it works.

The Mustang club working with us to get their cars in front of the Brat III. Do you have an idea for a special event wit...
06/25/2019

The Mustang club working with us to get their cars in front of the Brat III. Do you have an idea for a special event with our airplanes? Give us a call at 972-380-8800 ex 100 and we would love to work with you! www.cavflight.org

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo
06/20/2019

Cavanaugh Flight Museum's cover photo

06/18/2019

Chief Pilot Stuart Milson took the Cavanaugh Flight Museums FM-2 Wildcat up for
It’s first flight in about four years this afternoon. We are all happy to have her back in the air!

Prop-Strike Cafe
06/07/2019
Prop-Strike Cafe

Prop-Strike Cafe

So excited to announce that Prop-Strike Cafe WILL be open to everyone THIS SATURDAY.. June 8th, from 8am-2pm🤩🎉‼️

We hope you will come out and join us for
Breakfast or Lunch at Prop-Strike Cafe this Saturday, June 8.. 😎 While you’re here at North Texas Regional (KGYI) you can also visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum as they will be hosting a Warbird Ride Day!!!

So spread the word, and stop on by 8am-2pm for some GREAT food and a day filled with American War Birds!!✈️✈️✈️👍👍

The "Bell" of the ball for this weekends American History Warbird Ride Day will be our Vietnam veteran UH-1H "Huey". Rid...
06/05/2019

The "Bell" of the ball for this weekends American History Warbird Ride Day will be our Vietnam veteran UH-1H "Huey". Rides start at $90 per person so the slots usually fill up fast. Plan to get to the North Texas Regional Terminal building early on Saturday to reserve a spot. For more information on the aircraft giving rides this weekend go to www.cavflight.org and click on "warbird rides"for aircraft types and pricing. See you on the ramp this Saturday, June 8 from 10am to 5pm.

A few pics from this past weekend’s airshow at Tinker AFB. The museum’s Vietnam SAR act was a big hit.
06/03/2019

A few pics from this past weekend’s airshow at Tinker AFB. The museum’s Vietnam SAR act was a big hit.

Tinker Air Force Base
06/02/2019

Tinker Air Force Base

2019 Star Spangled Salute Air & Space Show

Photographic coverage of the 2019 Star Spangled Salute Air & Space Show June 1-2, 2019, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The featured performer for the show is the Blue Angels flying Boeing F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. (Courtesy photo/Matthew Johnson)

Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation
05/31/2019

Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation

We can't think of a better Heritage Flight sendoff for Maj. John "Rain" Waters than the Indy 500 flyover. It's been an honor flying alongside the F-16 Viper Demo Team with him at the helm.

Address

4572 Claire Chennault St
Addison, TX
75001

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(972) 380-8800

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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?
Hi - my name is Ian McLachlan. I'm an aviation historian and I'm visiting the museum next month to do some filming with Nik Coleman television for the Plane Resurrection TV series. I've been trying to get on to your website to do some preliminary research but am getting the message access denied. I'm based in the UK and my email address is [email protected] I'd appreciate some help to get on to your site. Thanks. Ian.
Hi. Sent you a PM about your Bell47. 🚁
Thank you for visiting us at North Texas Regional Airport - aka Perrin Field!!!!!
Thank you for the opportunity to fly in the Travelaire 4000 this past Saturday! If was a fantastic experience!
Great inbound shot
Awesome flyby
Awesome