Established in 1990, the Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth's Meacham Airport, Hangar 33, has new extended summer hours to bring in families and friends alike. Just for the summer, the museum is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
This museum is a working restoration hangar, which not only houses vintage aircraft, most from the World War II era, and refurbishes and maintains them to keep them flying. Thus, a walk around this museum will feature many aircraft in various stages of maintenance, allowing for a more intensive lesson in aeronautics. There is also a flight simulator that visitors can jump in and test their own knowledge of the cockpit.
The Vintage Flying Museum hosts events like Take Flight Days for kids, Aviation Career Education Academies for Teens, and FAASTeam Aviation Safety Seminars. However, the real kicker, embracing the spirit of the aircraft is the Annual Big Band Hangar Dance.
Coming up on October 4th, the museum will be the site of the 24th Annual Big Band Hangar Dance serving dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 and then dancing to music from the heyday of the aircrafts by the Alan Glasscock Orchestra. C-47 flights will be available that day, enough to make visitors feel like they've traveled back to another time. Event tickets are $30 in advance, $20 for dinner, or $35 at the door.
During regular hours, admission is $8 for adults, and $3 for children. Check the website for tickets and more special event information!