Cavanagh Flight Museum - Entrance

Cavanagh Flight Museum – Entrance

I love museums that have plains, trains, or automobiles. This one had 2 out of 3 but they threw in a tank to make up for it. This is the entrance which also has the required gift shop. There is also an art gallery as well. I did not take any pictures of the artwork out of respect to the artists so you will have to go there and check it out for yourself.

Admission was $10 for an adult and I felt it was well worth it. The whole self-guided tour took about 1-2 hours depending on how much you want to linger around.

 

Cavanagh Flight Museum - Hangar 1 Displays

Cavanagh Flight Museum – Hangar 1 Displays

This museum is larger than it looks from the outside. There are 4 hangers of aircraft and various displays. The above picture is the first hanger. Each display has a plaque describing what is on display and a bit of history about it. This hanger has a bit of old and new. There were also several smaller displays on hand.

 

Cavanagh Flight Museum - TBM-3E Avenger Warbird

Cavanagh Flight Museum – TBM-3E Avenger Warbird

Hanger 2 has fewer displays but they are large. This one above is an Avenger from WWII. I would see these on film but up close they are HUGE. There are also a few more from WWII in this hanger. Between Hangers 1 and 2 is the F105F Thunderchief from the featured photo.

 

Cavanagh Flight Museum - Outdoor Exhibits

Cavanagh Flight Museum – Outdoor Exhibits

Between Hangers 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 is part of the tarmac with several Cold War Era aircraft. There are a few MIG’s, a Huey helicopter, and some America aircraft. Notice that these are not roped off so you can get a good look at them.

 

Cavanagh Flight Museum - OH-13 Sioux Helicopter

Cavanagh Flight Museum – OH-13 Sioux Helicopter

Hangers 3 & 4 have the more dynamic displays. These are aircraft that are either getting restored or are available for rides.

 

Cavanagh Flight Museum - Rides Available Sign

Cavanagh Flight Museum – Rides Available Sign

Yes, that’s right you can go for a ride in some of these vintage aircraft. They are not cheap but if you have the money you can get the ride of a lifetime. Personally I am waiting for my wife to hand over the checkbook. Not looking good for awhile.

 

Cavanagh Flight Museum - P-51D Mustang

Cavanagh Flight Museum – P-51D Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is one of those planes that can be bought for a joyride. One of the jewels of the museum. You’ll have to go to the link at the bottom to find out more but if you have to ask…

 

Cavanagh Flight Museum - M50 Super Sherman Tank

Cavanagh Flight Museum – M50 Super Sherman Tank

OK, not an aircraft but it’s a TANK. This was one of my favorites. It doesn’t conflict with my fear of heights. It is just a gorgeous piece of machinery.

They will take this out for a drive during special events. I do not believe that they offer rides but you can ask.

 

 

 

I have been to this place twice now. My best friend took me here when I visited him many years ago. Now I live in the area. I may go back for more soon. These fascinating marvels never get tiring.

For more information about this museum, rides, or special events go to:

http://cavanaughflightmuseum.com

 

Cavanaugh Flight Museum - Addison, Texas

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