Museum Of Flight Offers Rides At Hixson Airport April 19

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Museum of Flight will offer the opportunity for the public to take rides in U.S. Army Huey and Cobra Helicopters from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 19. The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Rd. in Hixson.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the museum at 228-2359.

The Museum of Flight provides tours and gives airplane rides in the vintage aircraft that are located in the Hixson facility.  The mission of the Museum is to increase the public’s awareness of aviation through the flight of historic aircraft while supporting the local children’s hospital.

For information on rides in the Military helicopters, contact Peter O’Hare at 228-2fly (2359) or David Lawson at davdeblawson@gmail.com.


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