In just a couple of weeks, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum will host its biggest event of the year, Warbirds Over Addison. On May 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum will host this annual event and this year, the event commemorates the heroic sacrifices of the Vietnam Search and Rescue flights.
On Saturday, guests will enjoy aircraft demonstrations and flights, military vehicles, and even the firing of the Sherman tank. That same evening a collection of almost a dozen of those military vehicles will be transported to Addison Circle Park to help kick off the Patriotic Party as part of the Addison After Dark series. The Sherman Tank will fire in the park at 7 p.m. again to officially ‘launch’ this great event.
Aviation enthusiasts will have the chance to see, touch and even fly in some of the planes during Warbirds Over Addison. Some of the airplanes that will be at the event include the P-51 Mustang, AD-5 Skyraider, FM2 Wildcat and many more. Guests can book personal flights at a discounted rate.
According to a press release, “This year, the Cavanaugh Museum will celebrate the contribution made by Vietnam era Search & Rescue flights by highlighting the museum’s Huey, Caribou, Skyraider, O-2, and A-37. The weekend showcases not only the extensive Cavanaugh collection but also visiting aircraft brought in by warbird enthusiasts and museum collections around the country.” Cavanaugh Flight Museum has the largest collection of flying historic and military aircraft in the Southwest.
Admission to Warbirds Over Addison is $12 for adults and $6 for children (4-12). The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is located at 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison TX 75001. For more information call the museum at 972-380-8800 or visit their website, www.cavflight.org
Make plans to bring out the family to this amazing event and learn more about these fantastic airplanes and the rich history attached to them.