The Lone Star Flight Museum is renowned for its display of historic aircraft and is designed to preserve, educate, and inspire. The museum began as a private collection, and the planes annually log 40,000 cross-country miles to participate in airshows and flying displays.
Over 1.5 million people visit every year to see planes such as:
Beechcraft D-17S Staggerwing
Designed at the height of the Great Depression, the hand-built Staggerwing is known as the most distinctive plane ever built. Its unique style maximized the pilot’s visibility. The aircraft can reach a top speed of 200 mph, and fewer than 50 still fly today.
Anderson Greenwood AG-14
When three Texas entrepreneurs decided to build a two-seat, long-wing airplane, the Anderson Greenwood AG-14 was born. They focused on greater visibility for the pilot, and the plane made its debut flight in 1947. Today, only four of the AG-14s built in Houston remain. The one on display was the last one constructed in 1953, and it has also won numerous awards at the EAA Airshow in Wisconsin.
North American T-6 Texan
Known as the “pilot maker,” the T-6 Texan was the classroom for many of the pilots who flew in World War II. Over 15,000 were made, and they allowed for training in all types of tactics from ground strafing to aerial dogfighting.
The Warbird Rides offer a boarding pass into history. The museum provides once-in-a-lifetime flights on several of its historic aircraft. Highly skilled pilots fly these planes, and riders must schedule flights in advance. Choices include the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the North American B-25 Mitchell.
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