The Texas Flying Legends


Please click on the links to the right

to view images and information

on each of the Texas Flying Legends.

The aircraft of the Texas Flying Legends Museum have been added to the ACI Cockpit360ºApp! Check out their website at for more information and to download the application on your mobile device. By viewing our collection, you are supporting the Texas Flying Legends Museum. 

Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of airplane cockpits in 2005, while volunteering at the Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham, Washington. After a chance encounter with a visitor in a wheelchair, he realized there was no practical way for the visitor to sit in the cockpit of the Museum’s P-51 Mustang. Jansma tried the next best thing: creating a detailed panoramic photo of the interior. Over time, he improved his technique for creating and sharing 360º cockpit views, and since then the Washington-based photographer has taken his camera to other aircraft collections, including the Texas Flying Legends Museum. Click here to read more about how the project got started and why it's so important.

The images are available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iPads and iPhones, and now, in an online gallery on the Smithsonian website. Check it often at, as they will be adding more of Jansma’s cockpit views each week.