New Aviation Exhibit Coming to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

A new exhibit, “Ascent… When Dreams Defy Gravity,” is coming to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History beginning on May 28th. It highlights the place of North Texas in aviation history.

I’m not sure everything they will include in the exhibit, but Fort Worth and the North Texas area do have a lot of aviation history, including:

Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics is headquartered in west Fort Worth. Aircraft produced at their factory include the B-24, B-36, B-58, F-111, F-16, and F-35.

F-35C

F-35C over North Texas on its first flight.

Bell Helicopter is located in east Fort Worth.

American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth.

The Globe Aircraft Company, manufacturer of the Globe Swift, was located in north Fort Worth.

The first nonstop around the world flight started and ended at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth.

The first around the world flight in a helicopter (by Ross Perot Jr.) started and ended in Fort Worth. (The linked article says they started in Dallas, but they actually started at the Bell Helicopter plant in Fort Worth.)

So there is a lot they could include. I am looking forward to the opening of the exhibit to enjoy their displays and see what else they have uncovered about local aviation history.

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