|Texas Flying Legends Museum's A6M2-Model 21 Zero, Last Samurai (photo courtesy of Texas Flying Legends Museum)
|Texas Flying Legends Museum's FG-1D Corsair, Whistling Death (photo courtesy of Texas Flying Legends Museum)
April 4, 2013 - EAA confirmed Thursday that the Texas Flying Legends Museum plans to bring 11 warbird aircraft to Oshkosh this summer to participate in EAA AirVenture 2013.
Several of the planes will participate in the daily air shows, presented by Rockwell Collins, while others will be featured in Warbirds in Review presentations and other venues.
According to spokesperson Marvona Welsh, each of the planes will be paired with veterans who flew in them, and 14 vets will arrive in Oshkosh in the TFL's C-47.
Here is a list of the aircraft scheduled to participate in Oshkosh this year:
L-5 Stinson, N1548M
- B-25 Betty's Dream, N5672V
- P-51 Dakota Kid, N151HR
- P-51 Little Horse, NL51PE
- FG-1D Whistling Death, NX209TW
- A6M2-Model 21 Zero Last Samurai, NX8280K
- P-40 Aleutian Tiger, N401WH
- FM-2P Wildcat, Wild Cat NL5HP
- Harvard Mk. IV, N3405
- C-53 (C-47), N603MC
- TBM Avenger
Based at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, the planes of the Texas Flying Legends Museum truly compose a flying museum. Each spring the planes are flown from Texas to Minot, North Dakota, and then they head to Wiscasset, Maine, for the summer before returning to Texas in the fall.
According to its website: "The Texas Flying Legends Museum is dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active display of World War II warbirds. Highlighting the drivers behind America's success, our programs serve to remind us of the values and freedoms that make our country great and to challenge visitors to give back to their local communities. We are proud to do our part to ensure that America remains the land of the free and the home of the brave."
Much more on the significant roles planned for the Texas Flying Legends airplanes as they are confirmed, so stay tuned.