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About the Fort Worth Aviation Museum



The Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly the Veterans Memorial Air Park) (FWAM) is a group of organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world.  Think of us as a mall of museums telling a variety of stories with our emphasis being North Texas.  Our aircraft collection consists of twenty-one warbirds dating from 1943 to the present.  FWAM operates under the corporate charter of the OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.
Along with the B-36 Peacemaker Museum, the Forward Air Controllers' Museum tells the stories of Forward Air Control (FAC) used in Close Air Support (CAS), the history of the North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, the history of aviation in North Texas with an emphasis on Air Force Plant #4 (now known as Lockheed Martin).  Our "Petting Zoo," the Veterans Memorial Air Park (VMAP) contains twenty three warbirds.  Each aircraft is either a Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft, an aircraft controlled by a FAC or has an association with North Texas.  In many cases an aircraft falls into two or more categories.
Our motto is:
Or as we call it PIE. 
Please consider becoming a member to support our mission.


The OV-10 Bronco Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the Boeing OV-10 Bronco and the people who designed, built, flew and maintained the aircraft from inception to the present. The association has two OV-10 aircraft and maintains a comprehensive data bank of the history of the Bronco community. It also provides recognition and support to all past and current contributors, suppliers and operators of the aircraft. The OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc. was established in 1998 in Colleyville, TX. 

The Founders: Jim Hodgson, Jimmy Graham, Ron Fix, Mike Richardson, Chuck Burin, Tom Skutca, Mike Whaley.  Not pictured, Jack Ballard.

The Forward Air Controller's Museum, housed at the Veterans Memorial Air Park, preserves and promotes the history and heritage of Forward Air Controllers, both ground and airborne, of all eras and countries through educational programs and displays. 
In 2011, the City of Fort Worth celebrated one hundred years of aviation history in the North Texas region with the North Texas Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 Committee programs and projects. The Veterans Memorial Air Park played a pivotal role in organizing, promoting, and sponsoring the year's events.
We continue to promote the rich aviation heritage of the North Texas region through the Historic Aviation Preservation Program or HAPP.  We are actively involved with the City of Fort Worth to identify and preserve areas, items and landmarks of significance to the history of aviation in North Texas and show how aviation transformed the region from cattle and oil into one of the premier aviation centers of the world.

The B-36 Peacemaker Museum, with display space at the Veterans Memorial Air Park, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the B-36 Peacemaker aircraft and the people who manufactured and operated it. The majority of the B-36 Peacemaker Museum's collection resides in the Archives at the Fort Worth Public Library.

FWAM's Directors:

Chuck Burin - Chairman

Tom Kemp - Treasurer
Jack Thompson
Roy Pitt 
Cyla Barron Huber
Bill Morris 
Gordy Evans
Jim Hodgson - Executive Director

Site maintained by Andrew Weidner

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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