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."

Announcing: The 30th Annual
Wings Over Houston Airshow!

Texas Flying Legends Museum: Living History through Pilots and Planes

Wings Over Houston on November 1 - 2, 2014
Youth Groups & Special Interest Preview on October 28 - 30, 2014

HOUSTON, TX (October 16, 2014) – For the fifth year, The Texas Flying Legends Museum (TFLM) announces that it will participate in the 30th Annual Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow on November 1 - 2, 2014. Ellington Field gates will open at 8:00 am with the flying scheduled to begin around 10:00 am. Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.WingsOverHouston.com or at the gate, closing at 6:00pm.

TFLM maintains a collection of pristine warbirds including an A6-M2 Japanese Zero, B-25J Mitchell Bomber, two P-51D Mustangs, P-40 Warhawk, and F4U Corsair. The “Flying Legends” will participate in aerial performances and are on display on the Warbird Ramp (open for up-close views from 8:00am - 11:30am during the show). Warbird pilots of yesterday and today will offer commentary on their relationship with these planes.

In the late 1930s America’s first black military pilots stepped up to serve their country and the “Tuskegee Experiment” trained them and their support crews; they became heroes. Strength, courage, and ability to triumph over adversity during WWII can serve to inspire others about how to succeed today. The CAF Red Tail Squadron will travel to this year’s airshow with their P-51C Red-Tail Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, a movie dedicated to sharing the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.

RISE ABOVE admission is always free and the movie will be playing continuously throughout the airshow. This program is geared to youth but will be of interest to all ages. Students, youth organizations and special interests groups are invited to contact TFLM for requests to preview RISE ABOVE, their P-51C, and TFLM Warbirds October 28 - 30, 2014. Visitors may also meet Col Charles McGee and Lt Col George Hardy, original Tuskegee Airmen who are scheduled to make appearances.

Texas Flying Legends Museum, a non-profit organization, hosts a wide variety of educational events. The mission is simple: honor the past generations and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Considered a traveling museum, partnering with the Dakota Territory Air Museum, one approach is to bring “Flying Legends” to small airports around the country, that form the hubs of many Veteran-based communities.

Aviation enthusiasts and experts from around the world visit the Texas Flying Legends Museum during each year’s airshow. As we witness the passing of the “Greatest Generation,” and honor all servicemen, Texas Flying Legends Museum sees beyond the entertainment that airshows provide. By facilitating discussion and open learning, airshows can become a kind of classroom where families and especially younger generations can learn about history and experience the glory of aviation.

Public and Media Contact/Interviews/High Resolution Photographs:
Scott Tollefson, General Manager
Texas Flying Legends Museum
scott@texasflyinglegends.org
832-630-5501

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.

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.



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