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Historic Aviation Memorial Museum - Tyler, Texas - March 2016

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GAF
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  • From: Longview, TX
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum - Tyler, Texas - March 2016
Posted by GAF on Monday, March 21, 2016 3:56 PM

I had occasion to visit the HAM Museum in Tyler, Texas this past weekend (March 19th, 2016).  This is a small museum located at the regional airport just west of Tyler, housed in the old terminal building.

For such a small museum, they have quite a number of interesting artifacts and aircraft, including some very knowledgable staff.  The museum website may be found here:

http://tylerhamm.com/

It is well worth a visit if you are in the area.  Here's a sampling of some of the items contained in the museum.  Please excuse the photography as I was trying out a new camera and probably didn't get the indoor settings adjusted properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of the images from the museum may be viewed at my Photobucket page here:

http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/Donnyb17/library/HAM%20Museum%20-%20Tyler%20Texas%20-%20March%202016?sort=9&page=1

http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/Donnyb17/library/HAM%20Museum%20-%20Tyler%20Texas%20-%20March%202016?sort=9&page=2

I'll try to get the aircraft photos from the museum and the Collings Foundation aircraft that were there soon.

Gary

 

 

 

GAF
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  • From: Longview, TX
Posted by GAF on Saturday, March 26, 2016 11:20 AM

As promised, here are shots of the aircraft on exhibit at the HAM Museum.  These include an FJ-4A Fury (looking very weather-worn), a rare aircraft.  Also, an F-4D which is a Vietnam veteran.  Please excuse the photography.  New camera, old cameraman.  Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More photos of the aircraft may be found here:

http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/Donnyb17/library/HAM%20Museum%20-%20Tyler%20Texas%20-%20March%202016/HAM%20Museum%20-Tyler%20Texas%20-%20March%202016%20-%20Aircraft?sort=2&page=1

Details of the F-4D Phantom may be found here:

http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/Donnyb17/library/HAM%20Museum%20-%20Tyler%20Texas?sort=2&page=1

Thanks for looking!

Gary

 

 

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  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Monday, March 28, 2016 1:31 PM

Thanks for the pics!  It's a timely subject; I saw a feature about this museum on Texas Country Reporter, on PBS, just yesterday.    I need to check it out for myself.Big Smile

Gary


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Posted by Aggieman on Friday, April 15, 2016 10:59 AM

I am a native Texan currently living in Katy Cinco Ranch west of Houston. Never knew this museum existed. Looks like a good one, so may just need to round up the family and take a trip one weekend soon.

GAF
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  • From: Longview, TX
Posted by GAF on Friday, April 15, 2016 5:19 PM

Aggieman

I am a native Texan currently living in Katy Cinco Ranch west of Houston. Never knew this museum existed. Looks like a good one, so may just need to round up the family and take a trip one weekend soon.

I didn't either, and I only live about 40 minutes away.  There are several veterans who volunteer at the museum, and they can give you some interesting stories.

One, Col. Bill Halbert is a WWII, Korea and Vietnam veteran (flying B-26s, F-86s and F-100s).  Ask if he's around when you visit and shake his hand.  There are also a couple of aviation museums just west of Fort Worth, but I haven't had the chance to make it over there.  Then there is the Global Air Power Museum in Shreveport, LA that is worth visiting.

You could make a grand tour out of that!  Big Smile

Gary

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  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Sunday, April 17, 2016 11:51 AM

Please add this museum to your North Texas tour.  It's really a neat lil' gem in Addison.

 

http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/

Gary


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GAF
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  • From: Longview, TX
Posted by GAF on Monday, April 18, 2016 1:35 PM

That would go along nicely with the two just west of Fort Worth.

http://fortworthaviationmuseum.com/

http://vintageflyingmuseum.org/

These two museums are within a stone's throw of each other.

Next time people are up for a modelling convention in Dallas or Fort Worth, these would be good places to take a side trip to.

Gary

 

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