Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

April 9, 2013

Eagle Flying Museum hosts two-day Sky Wagon Round Up

Mineral Wells Index

— 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.