Cavanaugh Flight Museum, the largest collection of flying historic and military aircraft in the Southwest, will host its biggest weekend of the year, Warbirds Over Addison. North Texas aviation buffs will have the chance to see, touch and even fly in many of the planes in the Cavanaugh collection.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will fly many of its treasured WWII, Korean War and Vietnam-era airplanes including the P-51 Mustang, AD-5 Skyraider, FM2 Wildcat, T-28B Trojan, P-40 Warhawk and more. Aviation fans can book personal flights at discounted rates in many of these historical planes, starting at just $75. Guests can enjoy aircraft on display plus a Naval carrier aircraft operation demonstration and Sherman Tank demo.
The museum will also bring in several flying Corsairs to take to the sky during the Warbirds event. The famous gull-wing design of the F4U Corsair makes the plane one of the most distinctive fighters of World War II. Designed and built by Chance-Vought, the Corsair prototype first flew on May 29, 1940. It was the world's first single-engine fighter capable of speeds over 400 mph in level flight. The Corsair was particularly effective in engaging Japanese Zeroes, who nicknamed the plane ‘the Whistling Death’ due to its distinctive sound.
The weekend showcases not only the extensive Cavanaugh collection, but also visiting aircraft brought in by warbird enthusiasts and museum collections around the country.