Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Established 1993
Location 4572 Claire Chennault St
Addison, Texas 75001
Coordinates 32°58′22″N 96°50′07″W / 32.972648°N 96.835393°W / 32.972648; -96.835393
Type aviation museum
Visitors 33,000 (2006)[1]
Director Doug Jeanes [2]
Public transit access Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus route 341
Website Cavanaugh Flight Museum

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is an aviation museum in Addison, Texas, with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status for aviation educational.

Mission[edit]

The Museum promotes aviation education, research and American aviation heritage. Further, the Museum provides aircraft restoration, operates and maintains flying aircraft, maintains and displays historically-significant vintage aircraft; with an aviation collections department.

History[edit]

The aircraft collection held by the museum began as the personal collection of businessman Jim Cavanaugh. His collection began with the purchase of a half-share in a 1939 Piper J-3 Cub in 1980.[3] The museum opened in October 1993.[4]

Exhibits and collections[edit]

The flight museum is home to an aviation art gallery that includes pieces from Keith Ferris, Roy Grinnell, William Phillips, John Shaw, Stan Stokes, Robert Taylor, and Nicholas Trudgian.

B-29 "FiFi" Project[edit]

In a joint press release,[5] dated 21 January 2008, the Commemorative Air Force and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, announced a pledge of $1.2M USD to re-engine FiFi, a B-29 Superfortress. The pledge was made by Jim Cavanaugh, the founder of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. As a result of the contribution, FiFi will be returned to flight status, and the B-29/B-24 Squadron of the CAF will relocate its base from Midland, Texas to the Addison Airport, at Addison, Texas (KADS). The B24 and the B-29 will, for the six months of each year they are not on tour, be kept and maintained at Addison.

Partial List of Collection[edit]

World War I[edit]

World War II[edit]

Manufacturer Model Serial number Notes
Heinkel CASA 2.111(He 111) Spanish built version of He 111. 9K+FZ (NX-99230)
General Motors TBM-3E Avenger 86280
North American B-25J-15NC Mitchell 44-28925 How ‘Boot That!
Curtiss P-40N-30CU Warhawk 44-7396 5
General Motors FM-2 Wildcat 86956
Hispano HA-1112-M1L C.4K-172 Markings on side <- + - (NX-109GU)
North American P-51D Mustang 44-72339
Republic P-47N-20RA Thunderbolt 45-53436 Meat Chopper; owned by Commemorative Air Force
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII MT719
Boeing-Stearman N2S-4 Kaydet N741BJ
de Havilland Tiger Moth
Fairchild PT-19 Cornell
North American AT-6/SNJ Texan 42-85697
Ryan PT-22 Recruit N46217
Vultee SNV-2/BT-13 Valiant 44177
Aeronca L-3B
Douglas C-47 Skytrain 43-15935
Douglas A-26C Invader 44-35710 "Hard to Get"
Consolidated B-24A Liberator 40-2366 "Diamond Lil"; owned by the Commemorative Air Force
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair 92339
Stinson L-5E/OY-1
Piper L-4J 45-55210

Korean War[edit]

Manufacturer Model Serial number Notes
Grumman F9F-2B Panther 123078
Grumman S2F-1 Tracker 136431
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter 56-0780
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 UTI
North American/Canadair F-86 Sabre Mk. IV 51-2821
Douglas Douglas A-1 Skyraider 135152
Bell OH-13 Sioux 65-8040

Vietnam War[edit]

Manufacturer Model Serial number Notes
Grumman OV-1D Mohawk 62-5889
McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0777
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21US 04685145
PZL TS-11 Iskra
Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse 150213
Bell UH-1B Iroquois 62-4567
DeHavilland CV-2B Caribou 62-4149
Republic F-105 Thunderchief 63-8543

Civilian aircraft[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tanner, Lisa (2007-03-30). "Taking flight; Cavanaugh flight museum seeks to attract more visitors by teaming up with the town of Addison". Dallas Business Journal. 
  2. ^ Box, Terry (2008-05-08). "Cavanaugh Flight Museum: A real blast from the past". The Dallas Morning News. 
  3. ^ Lukas, Paul (2007-04-27). "Collecting war planes in memory of real heros". The Financial Times. 
  4. ^ Marvel, Bill (1993-10-26). "A Crowded Plane Field; The opening of a third Dallas-area aviation museum is fueled by a growing interest in our airborne heritage". The Dallas Morning News. Newsbank ID 0ED3D3C02B19FAC7. 
  5. ^ Cavanaugh Flight Museum: Press Release Jan. 21, 2008

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