e have so many inspirational stories to share with you. The Texas Flying Legends Museum is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of leaders and honoring the past generations that made The United States of America the greatest beacon of freedom on earth.

Through innovative programming and one-of-a-kind displays we hope to impact and inspire visitors to remember the values that make our country unique. We embrace our history of sacrifice and selflessness, and the diversity that makes America special. Our goal is to use our pristine WWII airplanes as vehicles to tell our country’s story.

We also want to challenge you to find a way to give back in your local community. Inspiring children and honoring our heroes is not an obligation but a privilege, and the Texas Flying Legends Museum is proud to do its part to help ensure The United States of America remains the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. 

With the help of aviation historian Osamu Tagaya, and Zero pilot Warren Pietsch, we investigate the secrets of a great American nemesis.

Museum Secrets

 Zero squadrons were the villains of Pearl Harbor and the Pacific air-war that followed. How did American pilots defeat them?

The Smithsonian Institution celebrates many of Americas greatest heroes, so it might be surprising to some that its Air & Space Museum houses a fighter plane that was one of America’s greatest villains. Squadrons of Japanese Zero fighter planes were responsible for the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that left thousands of Americans dead.

The Zero was legendary for its speed and agility, which were the reasons they were so vastly superior to American flyers during WWII. Or maybe not.

Museum Secrets travels to a Houston TX air-show featuring one of the last remaining operational Zeros. With the help of aviation historian Osamu Tagaya, and Zero pilot Warren Pietsch, we investigate the secrets of a great American nemesis.

For more info, please visit to www.museumsecrets.tv. To see the video, click here!


August 16, 2015: World War II 70th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrations took place across the world in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII.

In conjunction with the Spirit of '45, our Chief Pilot Warren Pietsch gave a speech at the Dakota Territory Air Museum surrounded by veterans, families, and friends.

Please click here to read the full text.

Unexpected Honor

On the eve of May 29th, as the TFLM team departed Colorado Springs after the USAFA Flyover, our scheduled trip was to take us to Rapid City, South Dakota for a photo session at Mount Rushmore. However the weather had different plans, or perhaps it was a greater power bringing in the rains, and we had to redirect our planes and find somewhere to land quickly.

Click here to read about our adventures Chadron, NE. What an amazing trip!

And, click here to read the write up in Plane & Pilot Magazine, Story And Photos By Jessica Ambats.

Books we love

Letters of War and Love from a WWII Pilot

by René Armstrong

James Richard Jones and Helen Elnora Bartlett had a wartime romance whose voice was heard fifty-eight years later, crying out to be listened to. Enhanced with official, now declassified government documents, the love story of J.R. and Elnora unfolds as he writes to the love of his life from the jungles of New Guinea.


and recently released...

Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II
Celebrated and Remembered in More Than 150 Photographs

by Toni M. Kiser and
Lindsey F. Barnes

At a time when every American was called upon to contribute to the war effort—whether by enlisting, buying bonds, or collecting scrap metal—the use of American animals during World War II further demonstrates the resourcefulness of the U.S. military and the many sacrifices that led to the Allies’ victory.

Take it down!

At the end of the war, the nation was the proud home to nearly 16 million veterans. Today, that number stands at just over a million. By 2036, it is estimated there will be no living veterans of World War II left to recount their experiences.

Stories of Service is urging young people across America to join us in capturing the stories of the rapidly fading World War II generation!

Click here to learn more about how you can participate, or explore our options for Educators.

To learn more about honoring the 20th-century veterans’ sacrifice before they pass from the scene, visit the National WWII Museum online, or head to New Orleans to visit in person!