Located at the south end of Meacham International Airport and less than 2 miles from the Stockyards National Historic District, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum explores aviation heritage and its accomplishments in North Texas. Since 1911, the region experienced a shift from largely an agricultural center to one of the largest aviation industries in the world. The museum's collection of 24 warbirds dates from 1943 to the present and features a US Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet in the outdoor "Petting Zoo." Indoors, you will find the B-36 Peacemaker and interactive Forward Air Controllers Museum, a T-38 cockpit simulator and computer simulator flights. The museum is also home to the OV-10 Bronco Association and its collection of Vietnam and Desert Storm-related stories and exhibits.
Friendly guides assist all visitors with personalized tours and a gift shop is also available. A Blue Star Museum, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum recognizes active duty military and families with free admission. Hours include: Wednesdays from 9 AM to 4 PM, Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for youngsters 6 to 16, under 6 free and families are $10.