Frontiers Of Flight Museum

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THE FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM introduces visitors of all ages – from the avid aviation buff to a child on the first visit – to the rich diversity of aviation and space flight history. EXHIBITS Our significant collection includes over 30 aircraft and space vehicles with thousands of supporting artifacts including flight gear, aircraft equipment and components, photographs, documents, and other flight-related memorabilia. Early biplanes, historically important military and general aviation aircraft, the World War II Gallery, the unique history of Southwest Airlines, numerous commercial airline artifacts, the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake,” and the Apollo 7 command module can all be seen as you tour through the Museum. THE LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM Meet and hear the fascinating aviation stories of “Jimmy Doolittle,“ “Orville Wright,“ “Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin“ “Amelia Earhart“ “Admiral Charles Rosendahl“, a World War II fighter pilot, a Marine Corps pilot, a commercial aviation pilot, a member of the famed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), and a space engineer. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS We offer classes for all ages throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through spacecraft design, aerodynamics, model-building, space survival, and other disciplines. Visit us at flightmuseum.com to learn more about our Special Events, shop at our Museum Store, become a Volunteer, Host your next event, and Support the Museum. Frontiers

In the WWI Gallery, Draco finds a spot to rest...next to the WWI rotary engine. These engines sputtered and sounded like...
04/28/2020

In the WWI Gallery, Draco finds a spot to rest...next to the WWI rotary engine. These engines sputtered and sounded like they were going to fall out of the sky. Wonder what made them sputter so? As usual, Draco is full of questions and especially interested in the wing configuration of WWI biplanes and triplanes. How do you think the number of wings, arrangement, and size would affect a plane's aerodynamics? Check out Draco's conversation with Dan the Man, our VP of Exhibits and Collections. #DracoTheDragon #FrontiersofFlightMuseum #FOFM

04/27/2020
Building the Eagle Paper Airplane

This week's paper aircraft is the EAGLE. Did you know the Bald Eagle is the National Symbol of America? Fold this week's awesome Eagle in our soaring science lesson and enjoy taking it to flight. Remember to log all your flights and post a video of YOUR Eagle in flight! #FOFMPaperAircraftChallenge #FOFM

This week's paper aircraft is the EAGLE. Did you know the Bald Eagle is the National Symbol of America? It is on the Great Seal of the United States holding ...

04/24/2020
Volunteer Appreciation Week

It is a beautiful Friday to send "Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week" cheer from everyone at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Our staff has put together an amazing video to thank Museum volunteers and volunteers around the world, helping to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 crisis.

04/24/2020

In our eighth poll, we have two Museum icons: the Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake”, a unique WWII concept that never quite took off (pun intended), versus the Boeing 737-300 “Spirit of Kitty Hawk”, a popular aircraft that somehow landed in halfway inside our building. Which of these aircraft will win? Click to Choose and cast your vote for your favorite!
#FOFMMadness #frontiersofflightmuseum #FOFM #FlyingPancake #Boeing737

Over 50 years ago the Apollo VII paved the way for Americans to land on the Moon. Did you know these fun facts about the...
04/24/2020

Over 50 years ago the Apollo VII paved the way for Americans to land on the Moon. Did you know these fun facts about the mission? Click until the end for a good laugh! #FOFM #MuseumAtHome #FunFactFriday #ApolloVII #ApolloMissions #FlightMuseum #DidYouKnow

04/23/2020
Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot Col. Walter Cunningham U.S.M.C. (Retired) Interview

Frontiers of Flight Museum CEO, Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, and former astronaut and Lunar Module Pilot, Col. Walt Cunningham U.S.M.C. (Retired) share a casual conversation about the incredible Apollo 7 mission. Walt is one of three astronauts on that famed first manned Apollo flight in 1968. He will tell you all about his experiences in space during the Apollo 7 mission and more! #FOFM #frontiersofflightmuseum #Apollo7 #NASA #apollomissions

FOFM CEO, Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, and former astronaut and Lunar Module Pilot, Col. Walt Cunningham U.S.M.C. (Retired) share a casual conversation about th...

Frontiers Of Flight Museum's cover photo
04/23/2020

Frontiers Of Flight Museum's cover photo

Hello, #FOFM friends Check out our amazing #MuseumAtHome online resources page https://www.flightmuseum.com/online-resou...
04/23/2020

Hello, #FOFM friends Check out our amazing #MuseumAtHome online resources page https://www.flightmuseum.com/online-resources/

Our weekly newsletter comes out on Monday with lots of engaging #STEMEducation activities #frontiersofflightmuseum

Gather your supplies and celebrate our planet while crafting a Stained Glass Earth! #fofm #frontiersofflightmuseum #Eart...
04/23/2020

Gather your supplies and celebrate our planet while crafting a Stained Glass Earth! #fofm #frontiersofflightmuseum #EarthDay #EarthDay50
https://www.flightmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Stained-Glass-Earth.pdf

04/22/2020
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Check out more Earth Day at Home information from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration in celebration of the 50th Earth Day.

“Earth is a spaceship for all of us. We’re all astronauts on board that same ship. We need to take care of it.”

One of our NASA Astronauts Chris Cassidy reflects on what the 50th Earth Day means to him while he is on board the International Space Station. Experience #EarthDayAtHome:

“Earth is a spaceship for all of us. We’re all astronauts on board that same ship. We need to take care of it.”

One of our NASA Astronauts Chris Cassidy reflects on what the 50th Earth Day means to him while he is on board the International Space Station. Experience #EarthDayAtHome:

04/22/2020
NASA Earth

Happy Earth Day at Home. Check out this exciting video from NASA Earth with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pilot Dean Neeley #aviation

NASA Earth
15 mins ·
"NASA takes to the air to do science! From flying from a few hundred feet over the ground to flying just on the edge of space, planes help us study our home planet. Dean Neeley is a NASA pilot, sharing what it's like to fly up to 70,000 feet in the air, looking down at Earth from the highest aircraft in the world.

We're observing #EarthDayAtHome this year. Whether we're curled up on the couch or in the microgravity on the International Space Station, there's a way to appreciate our little rock in space."

NASA takes to the air to do science! From flying from a few hundred feet over the ground to flying just on the edge of space, planes help us study our home planet. Dean Neeley is a NASA pilot, sharing what it's like to fly up to 70,000 feet in the air, looking down at Earth from the highest aircraft in the world.

We're observing #EarthDayAtHome this year. Whether we're curled up on the couch or in the microgravity on the International Space Station, there's a way to appreciate our little rock in space.

04/22/2020

In our seventh poll, we have the Pitts S-2B, our co-founder Jan Collmer’s own aerobatic plane, versus the Curtiss JN-4D “Jenny”, a training aircraft for the Army during WWI. Which of these aircraft will win? Click a photo to Choose and Cast your vote for your favorite for the seventh poll for only 24 hours! Stay tuned for Friday's new poll.
#FOFMMadness #frontiersofflightmuseum #FOFM #PittsS2B #CurtissJenny #JanCollmer

#DracotheDragon has lots of questions about the Apollo 7 Command Module. Being a fire-breathing dragon, he is especially...
04/21/2020

#DracotheDragon has lots of questions about the Apollo 7 Command Module. Being a fire-breathing dragon, he is especially curious about how and why the bottom appears to be burned! Why do YOU think it is? #FOFM #frontiersofflightmuseum #Apollo7 #apollomissions

04/20/2020
Building The Shuttle Paper Airplane

This week's paper aircraft is the SPACE SHUTTLE. Did you know the shuttle loved to piggyback on a Boeing 747? What a special airplane! The shuttle had to be extremely accurate. Check out this video to learn how to build a shuttle paper airplane
https://youtu.be/4IgQX6ZtHpw

How is your paper shuttle when you fly it? Post a video of YOUR shuttle in flight and hashtag #FOFMPaperAircraftChallenge

#FOFM #frontiersofflightmuseum

This week's paper aircraft is the SPACE SHUTTLE. Did you know the shuttle loved to piggyback on a Boeing 747? What a special airplane! Learn how to build you...

Raise your hand if you've ever flown via Southwest Airlines! Click until the end for a funny fact! #FOFM #MuseumAtHome #...
04/17/2020

Raise your hand if you've ever flown via Southwest Airlines! Click until the end for a funny fact! #FOFM #MuseumAtHome #FunFactFriday #Aviation #FlightMuseum #DidYouKnow #FrontiersofFlightMuseum

In our sixth poll, we have the Vought RF-8G “Crusader”, the last of the US Navy’s “gunfighters”, versus the Bücker Bü 13...
04/17/2020

In our sixth poll, we have the Vought RF-8G “Crusader”, the last of the US Navy’s “gunfighters”, versus the Bücker Bü 133 “Jungmeister”, a production biplane built in Germany before WWII. Which of these aircraft will win? Choose and cast your vote for your favorite in our Facebook stories!
#FOFMMadness #frontiersofflightmuseum #FOFM #Crusader #Jungmeister

04/16/2020
The Boeing Company

This is excellent news from The Boeing Company a huge supporter our STEM Education Programs.

Boeing announced it has delivered the first set of 2,300 reusable protective face shields to support frontline healthcare professionals. FEMA will distribute the shields to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Boeing employees in Texas are stepping up to 3D-print face shields to make sure our nation’s frontline medical professionals have what they need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The production and donation of the face shields is part of a larger companywide effort to leverage company and employee resources to help with COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts.

To date, Boeing has donated tens of thousands of units of PPE — including face masks, goggles, gloves, safety glasses and protective bodysuits — to support health care professionals battling COVID-19 in some of the hardest-hit locations in the United States.


For all the latest company news and resources, please see the attached pdf and visit the Boeing coronavirus website. http://www.boeing.com/covid19/index.page


Thank you for your continued interest and support of Boeing in North Texas.

#BoeingCares #BoeingInspires

We are humbled by the dedication and bravery of our health care professionals who are on the front lines during this pandemic. We’re working to 3D-print face shields to protect them in the battle against COVID-19.

Our teams are proud to partner with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency and be part of the solution to get them the equipment they need.

The FDA authorized the face shields for PPE use by healthcare providers during the national emergency, but has not cleared or approved them under its standard regulatory processes.

04/16/2020

Thanks to our Youth STEM Initiative supporter The Boeing Company for this wonderful virtual field trip opportunity for students in our programs. The focus of this new virtual field trip is learning about Earth-Friendly Engineering. From the comfort of their own homes, students will be able to tour our Seattle facilities and learn about ways STEM professions can improve sustainability and raise environmental awareness.

Check out boeingfutureu.com for on-demand viewing.

Boeing is honored to partner with local communities around the state of Texas.

#BoeingFutureU #BoeingInspires #MuseumAtHome #FOFM #frontiersofflightmuseum

04/16/2020
Southwest Airlines 737-300 "Spirit of Kitty Hawk" at Frontiers of Flight Museum

Check out this #throwbackthursday video of the Southwest Airlines The Boeing Company 737-300 "Spirit of Kitty Hawk," N300SW moving to the Frontiers of Flight Museum in 2011.

#FOFM #frontiiersofflightmuseum #Boeing737 #SpiritofKittyHawk #BoeingInspires #BoeingCares

https://youtu.be/aSJiJ_ytyjg

Check out this throwback Southwest Airlines 737-300 "Spirit of Kitty Hawk," NS300SW as she packs her bags and moves to the Frontiers of Museum in 2011.

In our fifth poll, we have the Bell 47, used as an instrument trainer by the Army in 1946/7, versus the Ryan PT-22 “Recr...
04/15/2020

In our fifth poll, we have the Bell 47, used as an instrument trainer by the Army in 1946/7, versus the Ryan PT-22 “Recruit”, a military primary trainer, created in 1941. Which of these aircraft will win? Choose and cast your vote for your favorite in our Facebook stories!
#FOFMMadness #frontiersofflightmuseum #FOFM #Bell47 #PT22Recruit

Draco the Dragon is keeping watch over Museum artifactswhile volunteers and staff shelter-in-place. He's itching for som...
04/15/2020

Draco the Dragon is keeping watch over Museum artifacts
while volunteers and staff shelter-in-place. He's itching for some different scenery, like many of us are, so he decided to learn how to plan, organize, and pack for that dream trip when things are back to normal! Help him prepare with today's activity.https://www.flightmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Trip-Packing.pdf #fofm #frontiersofflightmuseum

Draco the Dragon is on security detail while Museum staff is away. He has lots of questions about the Southwest jet stuc...
04/14/2020

Draco the Dragon is on security detail while Museum staff is away. He has lots of questions about the Southwest jet stuck in the building. I wonder if Draco knows that aircraft is the First 737-300 series ever built? Her name is "Spirit of Kitty Hawk" in honor of the Wright Brothers and their flight at Kitty Hawk. Check out these text messages between Draco and Dan Steelman our Vice President of Collections and Exhibits. #DracoTheDragon #FOFM #frontiersofflightmuseum

Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise talk about their incredible experience 50 years ago tod...
04/14/2020
Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise on mission's 50 years | collectSPACE

Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise talk about their incredible experience 50 years ago today. It happened shortly after the crew finished their TV broadcast. Watch, look, and listen to real audio and video on https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/ #fofm #frontiersofflightmuseum #apollo13

It was not a scenario for which they had trained. Astronauts James Lovell and Fred Haise were prepared to carry out every aspect of the Apollo 13 mission -- including what to do if something went wrong. But an explosion was not in the plan.

04/13/2020
How to Build the Condor

This week's paper aircraft is a CONDOR. It is way different than the paper dart or the paper stunt plane currently in your fleet.

So fold your condor craft, fly it, and log all your flights. We challenge you to post a video of YOUR condor in flight using #FOFMPaperAircraftChallenge #FOFM #frontiersofflighmuseum

https://youtu.be/H3IHPZLFaSA

This week's paper aircraft is a CONDOR. It is different than the paper dart or the paper stunt plane currently in your fleet. So fold your condor aircraft, f...

Happy Easter! Did you know Easter Eggs were hidden in the computer code for all Apollo missions? When the code was relea...
04/12/2020
The Apollo 11 Source Code is Filled With All Sorts of Delightful Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! Did you know Easter Eggs were hidden in the computer code for all Apollo missions? When the code was released for Apollo 11 in 2016, geeks around the world dove in to find these harmless mementoes sprinkled throughout. On a side note, have you found the real astronaut Easter Egg in the Apollo 13 movie? https://www.tor.com/2016/07/13/apollo-11-source-code-easter-eggs-jokes/ #fofm #frontiersofflightmuseum

We’ve long been bowled over by this iconic photo of software engineer Margaret Hamilton standing beside all of the code that landed us on the Moon, but little did we know what surprises await…

Today marks the 50th Anniversary Apollo 13 blasted off towards the Moon with Museum friends Jim Lovell as Commander and ...
04/11/2020
Apollo 13 in Real-time

Today marks the 50th Anniversary Apollo 13 blasted off towards the Moon with Museum friends Jim Lovell as Commander and Fred Haise as Lunar Module Pilot. Follow the mission IN REAL TIME as it happened 50 years ago - streaming NOW. https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/
#fofm #frontiersofflightmuseum #apollo13

A real-time interactive journey through the Apollo 13 mission. Relive every moment as it occurred in 1970.

We'd be surprised if you knew all of these facts about the Golden Age of Aviation! Click to the end for a good laugh! #F...
04/10/2020

We'd be surprised if you knew all of these facts about the Golden Age of Aviation! Click to the end for a good laugh! #Fofm #MuseumAtHome #FunFactFriday #Aviation #FlightMuseum #DidYouKnow

In our fourth poll, we have the Northrop T-38 “Talon, the first supersonic trainer for USAF, versus the Stearman PT-17 “...
04/10/2020

In our fourth poll, we have the Northrop T-38 “Talon, the first supersonic trainer for USAF, versus the Stearman PT-17 “Kadet”, a US WWII training aircraft. Which of these aircraft will win? Choose and cast your vote for your favorite in our Facebook stories.
#FOFMMadness #frontiersofflightmuseum #FOFM #WhiteRocket #Stearman

04/09/2020
Amelia Earhart: What Happened to Amelia?

Amelia Earhart is one of the world's most celebrated aviators who set records and broke traditions as she championed for women in flight. Watch our video to find out about her life and some theories on her and her navigator Fred Noonan's disappearance! #FOFM #AmeliaEarhart #FredNoonan #coconutcrabs

https://youtu.be/68h1nsFeSpc

Amelia Earhart, one of the world's most celebrated aviators who set records and broke traditions as she championed women in flight. Watch our video to find o...

How does a windsock work? How do you read wind speed on a windsock? What color are airport windsocks and why? Explore th...
04/08/2020

How does a windsock work? How do you read wind speed on a windsock? What color are airport windsocks and why? Explore the importance of windsocks to pilots and airport personnel and make one of your own!https://www.flightmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Build-Your-Own-Windsock.pdf

#fofm #frontiersofflightmuseum

In our third poll, we have the Tiger Moth, a British WWII training aircraft, versus a post WWII aerobatic biplane, Meyer...
04/08/2020

In our third poll, we have the Tiger Moth, a British WWII training aircraft, versus a post WWII aerobatic biplane, Meyer’s “Little Toot". Which of these aircraft will win? Choose and cast your vote for your favorite in our Facebook stories!
#FOFMMadness #frontiersofflightmuseum #FOFM #TigerMoth #LittleToot

Draco the Dragon is checking out STEM in the Golden Age of Flight and can't believe what he learns! Check out Draco’s te...
04/07/2020

Draco the Dragon is checking out STEM in the Golden Age of Flight and can't believe what he learns! Check out Draco’s text messages with our Vice President of Collections and Exhibits Dan Steelman. #DracoTheDragon #FOFM #frontiersofflightmuseum

04/06/2020
Building and Flying The Stunt Paper Airplane

Soar w/Science today by making a paper STUNT airplane! Record your flights and compare to last week's Paper Dart. Which was fastest? Most impressive flight? Don't have a flight log? Get yours here: https://bit.ly/39x3txI

Challenge: Post videos of your flights on Facebook and Instagram with #FOFMPaperAircraftChallenge and check back next Monday for the next paper aircraft in your fleet! #FOFM #frontiersofflightmuseum

This week's awesome paper aircraft is so cool - it's a stunt plane! Piloting can be tricky - the secret is to throw it SLOWLY. It is not folded like your pap...

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THE FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM introduces visitors of all ages – from the avid aviation buff to a child on the first visit – to the rich diversity of aviation and space flight history. EXHIBITS Our significant collection includes over 30 aircraft and space vehicles with thousands of supporting artifacts including flight gear, aircraft equipment and components, photographs, documents, and other flight-related memorabilia. Early biplanes, historically important military and general aviation aircraft, the World War II Gallery, the unique history of Southwest Airlines, numerous commercial airline artifacts, the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake,” and the Apollo 7 command module can all be seen as you tour through the Museum. THE LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM Meet and hear the fascinating aviation stories of “Jimmy Doolittle,“ “Orville Wright,“ “Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin“ “Amelia Earhart“ “Admiral Charles Rosendahl“, a World War II fighter pilot, a Marine Corps pilot, a commercial aviation pilot, a member of the famed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), and a space engineer. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS We offer classes for all ages throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through spacecraft design, aerodynamics, model-building, space survival, and other disciplines. Visit us at flightmuseum.com to learn more about our Special Events, shop at our Museum Store, become a Volunteer, Host your next event, and Support the Museum.

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VMAQ Monument Foundation votes for the EA-6B Prowler to win the FOF Madness competition! The Chariot of Electronic Armageddon!! Semper Fidelis!
I vote for the EA-6 Prowler
Met some new friends during our introductory tour of the Frontiers of Flight Museum!
Every time I try to call the phone number there is a busy signal on every extension. I am trying to set up a tour of the venue for a possible private event. Can someone help me?
Moon Day was a huge success! Look who was placing the flag on the Moon! Thank you Cheryl and everyone else that worked hard to create this event to remember Apollo 11 at 50!
#WeDidIt
These guys! Bill Robertson, illustrious leader of Events by Bill, and Fernando, AV specialist, are setting for tonight’s Celebrate 30 Gala. Hope to see you at the Museum for a toast to our 30th Anniversary! VIP reception starting at 6:30PM, dinner and program, and a great after party with The Hip Van Winkles jazz and dance band. It’s not too late! Purchase tickets now at http://bit.ly/galatickets2019 https://www.flightmuseum.com/2019-gala/ #flightmuseum #milestones #celebrate30
I am grateful to see that an EA-6B from VMAQ-2 is going to be in your museum.
Thank you to the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the Women's Network for inviting our young ladies to the brunch hosted by the Women's Network. We featured it in our community newsletter.
Thank you for helping us make Oliver's 4th birthday a fun and special event. The kids had a blast on Sunday!