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User currently offlineJonathanh35 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9072 times:

Hello everyone,

I am training to be a pilot currently at Monarch Air in Addison. I was curious if anyone had recommendations for flight museums in the Dallas metroplex ? I would like to plan a trip to one this weekend. Any thoughts or suggestions? I am mainly interested in commercial and corporate aviation.

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User currently offlineUSAirways787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9039 times:

Only one that I know of which is kind of boring, would be Amon Carter which is by DFW airport off of FAA Rd. Other than that I don't know of any.


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9026 times:

I think the museum USAirways787 is referring to is the CR Smith Aviation Museum, which is anything but boring, especially if you're interested in the history of American Airlines. The Flagship Knoxville DC-3 is reason enough to go for a visit. I try and make it each time I go to the Metroplex, I've probably been 20 times, and I still learn something new each time I go.

Additionally, the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field is also quite nice, I was surprised at the amount of aircraft on display.

Dallas is lucky to have two high quality aviation museums.

With all of that said, nothing beats an early afternoon at Founders Plaza. Especially in the summer when you've got the winds out of the south, it's just a constant stream of traffic landing on 18R at DFW. The new location is great for photography in the afternoon, but it's always fun to be out there.


User currently offlinerolypolyman From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8979 times:

I would rank Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field as the best in the DFW area. Very extensive exhibit with something for everyone, and they have oddball things like a boardable nose of a 737 (cockpit behind glass) an entire SR-71 simulator system (cockpit behind glass) but still a strange enough thing to be worth seeing. They also have a huge aviation-themed "playplace" if you have kids (not real aviation items, just things like a simulated control tower, still cool).

Second would be the American Airlines museum, which is mostly AA memorabilia but they have a DC-3 you can go inside (cockpit behind glass).

There is also the Cavanaugh Museum at Addison Field, however a couple of years ago I brought my preschool-age kid there and he didn't like it, as all of the displays are just squeaky-clean planes behind velvet ropes... he wanted to walk underneath them and see the parts on the landing gears, peer into the engines, that kind of thing. It's also limited mostly to older trainers and single-place airplanes, which is good if that's your cup of tea.

One annoyance with the DFW museums is the "cockpit behind glass" thing seems to be really pervasive. I live in Oklahoma and they have some Link trainers and an F-16 sit-in cockpit at the Omniplex museum in OKC that are almost completely hands-on, and there is a kids museum in Seminole that has the whole front quarter of a C-123 transport, completely hands on. Even the USS Lexington in CRP has some sit-in cockpits. The DFW museums need to get with the program as far as immersive exhibits.

[Edited 2010-05-09 05:49:47]

User currently offlinejonathanh35 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8910 times:

Thanks for the input. I think I'll go check out the Frontiers of Flight Museum this weekend. I have been out to Founders Plaza a couple times and I will agree it is an awesome experience.

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