It's not just for aviation fans! The museum honors Amarillo's and the Texas Panhandle's history of flight. Featured are extensive documents, newspaper articles, exhibits and photos dating back to the beginning of English Field Airport.
New in 2014, the historic DC-3 aircraft known simply as N34 is on display. It is one of only four planes on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitors can get close to a Grumman Gulfstream II NASA Shuttle Training Aircraft (flown by astronaut and Amarillo native Rick Husband), a North American P-51 Mustang (on loan), a de Havilland C-7A Caribou and the Bearcat-- a locally built biplane-class aircraft flown by Texas Panhandle pilot Bobby Speed at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV.
Additional aircraft arrive every year.
The museum is open 9 am to 4 pm, Mon-Sat. Free admission, donations accepted. The museum is located on the grounds of the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.