Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison

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4572 Claire Chennault Dr., Addison, Tx 972-380-8800

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    Jim looking over the artwork
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    The Cavanaugh Flight Museum

    by VeronicaG Updated May 31, 2007

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    When we were invited by friends to tour the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, I immediately knew my husband would enjoy it. However, I was only going along for the ride. What a surprise to find that I liked it, too!

    There are over thirty planes displayed within four hangers. All but eight of these planes still fly! In fact, you can schedule a 30 minute flight in one. These planes are in superb condition and sit in immaculate, enclosed hangers.

    There are special events throughout the year that allow these 'Warbirds' to take to the sky. The museum was founded by Jim Cavanaugh, who wanted to create a 'world-class museum highlighting famous aircraft and aviation heroes'.

    We saw Fokkers, a Messerschmitt, a B25 and many, many others. I would suggest bringing along the kids or grandkids--it was quite a display! A wonderful gift shop is on the premises, which will cause you to dally for a time.

    Hours are Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 11am-5pm. Admission charge can vary, so please call for more details. (Please see my travelogue for lots more planes!)

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    The Cavanaugh Flight Museum...

    by Cherie_J Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The Cavanaugh Flight Museum offers rides in two distinctive warbirds, the N2S-4 Stearman and the AT-6 Texan. For more information on the rides, aircraft and pricing, select the bullets on the left hand side of this page. The rides make excellent gifts for any aviation enthusiast.

    Gift Certificates for Rides are available by calling (972) 380-8800. All flights last 30 minutes, however please allow 1 hour total time for each ride. Flights must be booked with at least 48 hours prior notice and may be rescheduled due to poor weather conditions or pilot availability. Passengers must be 18 years old or older.
    Re-live a bygone era in the N2S-4 Stearman. The open cockpit Stearman was used by all branches of the American armed services during World War II. In a time when biplanes were becoming a thing of the past, this primary trainer proved its worth, training thousands of our nation's combat pilots.

    Cost: $175.00 sales tax not included.

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    The Art Gallery--Cavanaugh Flight Museum

    by VeronicaG Updated Jul 2, 2007

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    After touring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, it would be worth your time to take a peek at their art gallery.

    Several of these paintings are signed by those who actually took part in the events portrayed on the canvas.

    You'll find oil paintings, watercolors and drawings of specific wartime action. There is no extra charge to peruse the artwork.

    A framed Japanese flag attracted our grandson, who appears to be fading a bit at this point. (picture 2)

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    Flight Museum & the AT-6 Texan

    by Cherie_J Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is the advanced trainer of World War II; the final test of a budding fighter pilot's skill and ability. The closed cockpit AT-6 Texan was a pilot's last step before taking the controls of a fighter. Built in the thousands during the war, the AT-6 continued to serve for decades afterwards and even served as a front line combat aircraft during the Korean War.

    Cost: $250.00 sales tax not included.

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    Cavanaugh Flight Museum

    by keeweechic Written Sep 12, 2003

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    Set amongst nearly 50,000 sqft of display area which spans across 4 hangers. There is aircraft ranging from World War I through to the Vietnam war. The rare aircraft display is one of the largest private aviation collections in the country.

    Dallas millionaire Jim Cavanaugh is the founder of the world's largest commercial cleaning franchise. He is the one who funds the museum and owns nearly three dozen vintage planes. A new editions to his collection is a B-25 Mitchell Bomber. It's the only one currently flying that flew bombing missions in World War II. It is the only one currently flying that flew bombing missions in World War II.

    Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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