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Fort Worth, Texas 76106
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Welcome to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum
100th Anniversary of the 1st Aero Squadron's Visit to Fort Worth. 
Presentation Saturday, November 21st at 12 noon. 
On November 19, 1915, Captain Benjamin Foulois, commander of the 1st Aero Squadron, and five pilots left Fort Sill, Oklahoma for a new flying field at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.  It was the first time in the squadron’s two-and-a-half year history they moved their aircraft from one location to another by air.  The squadron was the only organized flying unit in the US Army.
Join us Saturday, November 21st at 12 noon for a presentation about this 1915 event given by museum historian Bill Morris. 

Fort Worth Aviation Museum in The News
Nice article about us in the Texas Homes For Sale.  You can read it here.

BroncoFest X Wrap Up

This year's Bronco gathering was very special, and not just because it marked the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the North American Rockwell Boeing OV-10 Bronco.  

All services were represented, along with former North American Rockwell employees and the return of Bronco Demo Team members from Brussels, Belgium.

Visitors took part in a variety of activities, including a visit to Lockheed Martin, a Segway tour of the Stockyards, a rodeo and a history bus tour.  Saturday we held a big family picnic and re-dedicated our Air Force OV-10A #825.

The highlight of the weekend was the awards dinner on Saturday night.   Award recipients included:
  • Ed Gillespie, the first OV-10 test pilot, inducted into the Bronco Hall of Fame, posthumously.

  • Jeff Clements and Vince Sapero were recognized as Founders of the OV-10 Bronco Association.

  • Tom Kemp was awarded the Chairman's Award for his work during Jim Hodgson's absence.

  • The President's Award went to Donna Hodgson for her work with the docents and gift shop, and John Ezrow for his work with docents, the development committee and recruiting interns.

  • Board of Director Awards were given to:

    • Ashby Shoop for his work on the Violent Skies paper.

    • Vince Sapero, and Joe Wayne for their work on the Air Force OV-10.

    • Ben Guttery for his collection management work.

  • Golden Wrenches were awarded to Jim Bloomberg, Steve Bloomberg and Jake Jacobson for their work on the OV-10 Bronco and other aircraft.

  • The Bronco Buster Award, our highest award, voted on by the membership, went to the Bronco Demo Team leader Tony de Bruyn.  Tony is the first international Bronco Buster award winner.

Congratulations all!  We are looking forward to BroncoFest XI in 2017 already.


Barron Field Placed on Historic Fort Worth's Most Endanger Places List for 2015 
Each year since 2004 Historic Fort Worth, Inc. has named local site to its Most Endangered Places list.  For the second year in a row, we have nominated an historic aviation landmark for consideration.  Last year, two World War I sites associated with Hicks Field were selected.  This year Barron Field was nominated and selected for the Most Endangered List.  
 The Historic Fort Worth listing reads as follows.
"Fort Worth’s aviation history is a unique treasure that is still not fully understood or interpreted.  Among other distinctions, Fort Worth was home to the first commercial airline in the US, the site of the world’s only helium production plant, was headquarters of the US Army Air Forces Training Command during World War II, and was the departure and arrival point for the first non-stop around-the-world flight. Fort Worth was also home to the most US Army Air Service pilot training fields during World War I, including Barron Field, constructed between September and November 1917. The one square mile flying field was a training site for American Air Service and Canadian Royal Flying Corps pilots.

Training at Barron Field ceased in mid-1919 and the field became an Army aviation equipment storage and disposal site. In August 1921, the government sold all but approximately 100 acres of the property along the west side of the field. The War Department maintained a lease on this property until 1924 and used it as a landing field to support cross-country flights by US Army Air Service pilots and the Post Office airmail planes. It was also used as Fort Worth’s first municipal airport.

Buildings and hangars were constructed along what is now Everman Parkway and spanned the northern portion of the flying field. This property could contain significant remnants of Barron Field, including foundations for as many as 4 of the 15 hangars on the field as well as foundations for the water tower, aero repair, school, aero supply, quartermaster supply, fire station, administration building, oil reclamation building, guard house, and portions of two barracks and a mess hall.  Remnants of two pump houses and the water and sewer system may also be present.

This 12-acre site may be the last remaining piece of any WWI flying field in the country. Though the buildings no longer stand, the site is pivotal to interpreting this chapter of Fort Worth's history. In addition to the physical connection to interpreting history, Barron Field is an important archaeological resource with the potential to help us understand what life was like for the pilots training on this site."

This is an important first step in preserving our aviation heritage and we appreciate our nomination being selected for this year.  
History not told is heritage lost.  

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Museum Hours
Wednesday 9AM-4PM
Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday 11AM-5PM
Admission Fees
Adults $5.00
Youth 6-16 $1.00
Under 6 Free
Families $10.00
Active Duty Military & Family Free


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November 2015