Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

April 9, 2013

Eagle Flying Museum hosts two-day Sky Wagon Round Up

By Mary Creighton | Special to the Index

How many of you have ever heard of the Eagle Flying Museum? Scott Perdue and Jim Wilson came together to make this museum possible. Only recently did I hear of it.  

This Museum is located in the second large hangar on the west side of Mineral Wells Airport. The Museum is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. If school groups would like special times for field trips, sponsors can call 682-286-3971 for more information.  

On April 5 and 6, Eagle Flying Museum sponsored a Sky Wagon Round Up. Several visiting planes came for this event. At noon on Saturday, over 14 planes had come through. BBQ was served and folks visited about their planes and about the displays that were available inside the hangar.

One particular visitor on Saturday was Betty Lou Black-Florentz. Betty Lou presently lives around the Breckenridge/ Possum Kingdom area. In her hand was an old pilot’s log book that belonged to her father.  Seems the Eagle Flying Museum is assembling at PT-17.  

According to Betty’s log book, her father flew PT-17s at the location where this plane originated. It could possibly be the one. Betty was very excited to visit the exhibit and to see what the plane looked like inside.  There was also a completed PT-17 next to it, so she had a chance to see both planes in one place. She was also able to visit with old friend Dave Howell who volunteers with the Museum.  

Eagle Flying Museum has a C-45; PT-17; T-6 and T-28 on display. There are also multi-media presentations and actual parts from the planes for folks to view on their visit.

Eagle Flying Museum will also be the location for a fundraiser dance and dinner on April 27.  For more information, visit the website, www.eagleflyingmuseum.org.  There will be an 18 piece orchestra for the event. It should be an interesting evening.


Text Only
Top Stories
  • David May named Index general manager-editor

    David May, a veteran newspaper executive who served 10-½ years as editor of the Mineral Wells Index, has been appointed general manager and editor of the newspaper, effective immediately.

    April 18, 2014

  • Social media part of PD’s varied arsenal

    Criminals seem to like bragging online of their misdeeds.

    April 18, 2014

  • Martinez cross.JPG Safe, but not home yet

    "Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." – 1 Timothy 4:6 and 12.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_2415.jpg Baker 4B town hall meet set

    For those on the fence about the 4B election coming up on May 10, the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “townhall” meeting on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mineral Wells High School in the cafeteria.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo


    Mineral Wells  — Henry Ford is quoted as saying that, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

    April 17, 2014

  • wheelchair1.jpg Gift of a chair improves a life

    On most days, Richard Calandini's dog Cricket likes to ride with him to get the mail from the mailbox.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • TxDOT addressing traffic at 1821/180 intersection

    Ever since Wal-Mart Supercenter came to town, things have never been the same.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jenny Phil and Babe.jpg Jr. History Club meets

    Junior History Club of Mineral Wells met at Holiday Hills Country Club for their monthly meeting.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Marshes.jpg Marshes onboard with Baker comeback

    Ever since the Baker Hotel's final closing, the center of “main and main,” has been rotting out.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • hazmat3.jpg Truck rollover dumps flammable liquids

    A tractor-trailer rollover on southbound U.S. Highway 281 sent the truck's driver to the hospital and resulted in a spill of more than 5,200 gallons of combustible petroleum distillates into a ditch.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads

Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.