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75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid

B-25J "Betty's Dream" coming to Dayton, Ohio for 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid April 18, 2017. The anniversary event begins April 15-16 at Grimes Field, Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio where "Betty's Dream" will be on static public display...

The Zero is Coming Along Great!

The repairs on the Zero are showing daily changes as progress by AirCorps Aviation is pushing to get the plane up flying this spring. As many parts as possible are being reused with leftover ones from the Blayd Corporation to fill in where needed. The vertical...

Progress on the P-47

Progress on the museum's P-47D Razorback, currently being restored by AirCorps Aviation, is off to a great start this year! The tail cone has been assembled and fitted. It was then disassembled and painted with the protective zinc chromate coating. After the paint was...

TFLM to Perform at Reno Air Races 2017

The Texas Flying Legends Museum has the honor to be the main performance show at the 2017 Reno Air Races at Stead Airport this September, the first all warbird demonstration team to perform at the Reno Air Races. In addition to bringing the full six ship act that we...

The Prototype XC-53A

The museum's C-53, while currently in a DC-3 configuration, actually started in 1942 as a prototype for Douglas Aircraft. It was the only XC-53A built and was used for testing a full trailing edge wing flap. The C-53/C-47 was becoming a widely used platform and the...

Winter Update on the P-47D Razorback

Work on the museum's P-47D Razorback, currently being restored at AirCorps Aviation, is going quite well. Over the last couple of months work has progressed on the dismantling of the fuselage as well as progress on the tail section. The horizontal stabilizer is out of...

Winter Update on the P-51C

Lope's Hope the 3rd, currently under restoration by AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji, MN, is getting closer and closer to restoration. While some parts are still being worked on, recent work on the recovery of original parts was made. Included is an image of the 1944...

EAA Warbirds Chino in Pictures

The September edition of EAA Warbirds is out featuring a photo article on the Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino, CA this past May. We were honored to have participated at this year's event and are thrilled to see Betty's Dream grace the first pages of the...

Minot AFB Volunteers for TFLM Cleaning Party

The men and women airmen from Minot AFB volunteered their time and extreme elbow grease to clean the TFLM fleet. On 09 Sept, 2016 they took over the TFLM Hangar at the Dakota Territory Air Museum to remove the summer seasons of flying and get them spic and span for...

July/August Update of the P-51C Mustang Restoration

TFLM's P-51C Mustang, Lope's Hope the 3rd, currently being restored by AirCorps Aviation is getting nearer and nearer completion with many of the smaller details being looked at now. August saw fabrication of some of the final pieces. Click here to read the full...

July/August Update on the P-47D Restoration

TFLM's P-47D Thunderbolt, currently being restored by AirCorps Aviation is making good progress as building and fabrication continues from the 3D scans. The turbocharger was of particular interest last month as it is a complex system on the aircraft. Work on the...

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