I am embarrassed to say that despite living here in Dallas for so long, I’ve never been. The VP of development, Jess Hall, was incredibly kind to us — he gave us a tour of the place, let us snoop around, visit with volunteer model-builders and docents and allowed us to return, more than once, to shoot photos.
Starting with the Leonardo da Vinci parachute, the museum showcases a dense exhibition of early flight methods, military aircraft, commercial flight and space travel.
I think we were all quite intrigued by the more than 30 aircraft (especially the Flying Pancake and the Apollo 7) and the extensive display of memorabilia (especially the WWII-era collection and, of course, the Braniff and Southwest exhibits which inspired our stories).
Below, get a glimpse of the items you’ll see when you visit. And trust me. You should visit.