Cavanaugh Flight Museum
|Location||4572 Claire Chennault St
Addison, Texas 75001
|Director||Doug Jeanes |
|Public transit access||Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus route 341|
|Website||Cavanaugh Flight Museum|
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.
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. The museum opened in October 1993.
Exhibits and collections
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
In a joint press release, 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
World War I
World War II
|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!|
|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|
|de Havilland||Tiger Moth|
|North American||AT-6/SNJ Texan||42-85697|
|Douglas||A-26C Invader||44-35710||"Hard to Get"|
|Consolidated||B-24A Liberator||40-2366||"Diamond Lil"; owned by the Commemorative Air Force|
|Mikoyan Gurevich||MiG-15 UTI|
|North American/Canadair||F-86 Sabre Mk. IV||51-2821|
|Douglas||Douglas A-1 Skyraider||135152|
|McDonnell-Douglas||F-4C Phantom II||64-0777|
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- Box, Terry (2008-05-08). "Cavanaugh Flight Museum: A real blast from the past". The Dallas Morning News.
- Lukas, Paul (2007-04-27). "Collecting war planes in memory of real heros". The Financial Times.
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- Cavanaugh Flight Museum: Press Release Jan. 21, 2008
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