Our Mission

The Texas Flying Legends Museum is dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active display of WWII warbirds. Highlighting the drivers behind America’s success, our programs serve to remind us of the values and freedoms that make our country great and to challenge visitors to give back to their local communities. We are proud to do our part to ensure that America remains "the land of the free and the home of the brave."

2,200-MILE INTERNATIONAL MISSION

Texas Flying Legends Museum flew World War II Warbirds from Ellington Field for a 2,200-mile journey over the ocean to perform at the 2015 St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta on the French collectivity island of Saint-Barthélemy. During their travels they joined forces with four additional Warbirds from Lewis Air Legends of San Antonio, Texas. This historic journey was one of the largest fleets of Warbirds to travel overseas since World War II ended.

 

Texas Flying Legends Museum honors America’s “Greatest Generation” and inspires our present and future leaders with pristinely restored aircraft. These aircraft are the ultimate symbol of American ingenuity, power and resolve to fight for our core values of freedom and democracy, here and abroad. The mission to Saint-Barthélemy expresses Texas Flying Legend Museum’s resounding support for the US and our Allies, as we face extremists and terrorists around the globe in a collective fight to achieve, protect and preserve freedom and democracy.

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In the news! Check out the coverage of our trip in The Houston Chronicle, The Pasadena Citizen, All Things Aero, and especially The Dothan Eagle about our impromptu visit to Alabama!

For more information, please contact: Erin McCleskey, (702) 468-0137, erin.mccleskey@rrpartners.com


Honoring our Nation’s
"Greatest Generation":

Arsenal of Democracy Aircraft to Take Flight
over DC on the 70th Anniversary of VE Day 

An historic event is planned in Washington, D.C. In honor of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), the Arsenal of Democracy is hosting a tribute to the men and women at home and abroad that made victory possible, including the contributions of our manufacturing sector that helped win the war. U.S. aircraft manufacturers were engaged in the greatest industrial effort in history. They went from producing a handful of aircraft to having thousands coming off of assembly lines. Often times rival aircraft companies worked together during wartime; allowing competitor’s planes to be produced in their own factories to boost the production for our men and women fighting abroad. In 1944 alone, the United States produced 114,000 combat planes.

Thursday, May 7, 2015: Victory Gala at the National Air & Space Museum

The evening will be attended by friends of the aerospace community who share a demonstrated commitment to honoring our nation’s greatest generation. These will include senior military officials, corporate and association executives, veterans, political leaders and Administration officials.

Friday, May 8, 2015: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

The Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover will include 15 historically sequenced warbird formations that travel across our nation’s capital – from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol — on Friday, May 8, 2015. The Flyover will feature warbirds representing the major battles of World War II, from Pearl Harbor through the final air offensive to defeat Japan. Never before has such a diverse collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location, to honor the large assemblage of veterans gathered at the WWII Memorial.

Visit ww2flyover.org to see the website and read all about the flyover formations. Click here for the press release, and for more information call (202) 393-1504 or email ww2flyover@manessgroup.com.

You can help keep these planes flying,
and inspire the next generation
by making a contribution to
the Texas Flying Legends Museum!

To send a monetary donation or to
donate WWII memorabilia, please
click here.


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Another way to support us, and get an up-close look at our aircraft at the same time, is to check out our collection on ACI Cockpit360º! To read our blog post on the work and inspiration behind the AeroCapture Images Cockpit360º App, click here.

For more information about the Texas Flying Legends, click here visit our planes page.