Frontiers of Flight Museum
Flight is intertwined in modern history and here is an opportunity to see and hear all the details. This is a must see for aviation, military or space travel buffs of all ages. If you can’t get to the Smithsonian to the National Air and Space Museum, this Dallas location adjacent to the Love Field Airport is a great representation of the milestones in air travel. It fact, it is run in an association with the Smithsonian.
The basis for the collection is the Haddaway History of Aviation Collection, a donation of history books, artifacts, photographs and archives.
The collection of airplanes and vehicles emphasis the role of the Dallas/Fort Worth area in aviation. Some aircraft in the collection are accessible, most are roped off but can still be touched with permission.
Things to See & Do
Tots to age eight will enjoy exercising their imaginations in the play area just for them, complete with airplane.
Docent-led tours are included with every admission. Tour guides are retired pilots and military volunteers who share their personal experiences, including a Korean War veteran.
At least three days a week, Living History presenters share their colorful stories. “Meet” Amelia Earhart, Orville Wright, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Jimmy Doolittle and Vice Admiral Charles Rosendahl. Schedule available online.
The early days are represented by artifacts from the doomed flight of the Hindenburg as well as a display about the Wright Brothers.
Commercial air travel is represented by a 737 plane, enter in and see memorabilia from Southwest Airlines.
Military history is represented by model aircraft, documents and photos.
NASA’s actual Apollo 7 command module is a highlight of the museum, as is a World War I Sopwith Pup biplane. The mysterious “Flying Pancake” is a quirky member of collection.
Many other events are on the calendar.
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