The Fort Worth Aviation Museum packs a whole lot of history into a tiny space.
December 28, 2016
By Peter Gorman
Fort Worth Weekly.com
Photo Credit: Fort Worth Weekly by Madeleina Gorman
In North Fort Worth, past the Stockyards and just a couple of blocks off Main Street, on Ross Avenue, there’s a small museum on the grounds of Meacham Airport which probably tells the story of aviation better than any other source.
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum was opened in 1989 by a group of Marine Corps veterans as an homage to the history of aviation. And what a history it is. From training foreign fighter pilots for WWI to building some of the best aircraft ever to fly, aviation is as important to the history of Fort Worth as cattle drives and the railroad....
“And when you consider DFW, Lockheed [Martin], Bell Helicopter, Alliance Airport, and all the other aviation interests here,” said Jim Hodgson, executive director of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum, “you’re probably looking at a $100 billion annual contribution to our economy.”
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