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!

 

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!

USAFA Hat Toss Flyover

May 29, 2013 The Texas Flying Legends Museum had the honor to perform the Hat Toss Flyover for the graduating class of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The National Museum of WWII Aviation graciously hosted our planes and pilots during that week. We give thanks to all the members and volunteers at the Museum and a special “Thank You” to all the visitors and veterans who came out to see us, you are the reason we do what we do!

Click here to see the photos!

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.

On April 15th, 2012, we left for
the Doolittle Raiders 70th Reunion.

It's been 70 years since Jimmy Doolittle led a group of B-25's from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, bombing mainland Japan for the first time in the war.  Although this was not a huge battle victory for the Allies, it's inspirational effect on the war effort was tremendous.

We were honored to have a visit from the south central chapter of Angel Flight on April 13, 2013.

Angel Flight was created by a group of pilots who believe in the benefit of volunteering. This group is generous beyond belief. They are a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers, and friends who arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need.

And what a treat! One of the members of the chapter is the daughter of the original Rosie the Riveter. We so enjoyed meeting her.

 

Click here to read, see videos, etc. about this historic trip from Houston to St. Barths - and back!

This trip flew more miles over water than any warbird since WWII: an inspiration for all those veterans who wished us well and told us their planes would make it, and for those citizens of that tiny French Island who haven't seen planes like this since WWII.  It was truly an amazing trip.


Books we love

WINGS AND A RING:
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.