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No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum

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Lorena S wrote a review Oct 2020
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I realized that all kinds of intervention, help and participation great and small, made all types of impact in our history. I don’t think people realize what an impact this training school had in the outcome of the war between England and Germany. This is a must visit. I’m not a fan of war or history but when a place like this explains their contribution and how it changed the future for so many, then it makes it interesting. Thank you for the education.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Culture18780173666 wrote a review Sep 2020
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This is an OUTSTANDING museum dedicated to the Anglo-American cooperation between the British RAF and American Army Air Corps for Pilot training for the duration of World War II. I've known several 8th Air Force men who served in the UK who knew British Pilots who trained in Terrell, hence my strong interest. The museum has many interesting displays, but my favorite was the almost complete Link Trainer with all Instructor controls. The history of the base is well covered, as well as a somber exhibit to the RAF Cadets who died in accidents during training. A 15 minute video with interviews of local Terrell residents who were there during the base's operation from June 1941 to June 1945 was very well done. I was taken over to the maintenance hangar where restoration work on an AT-6 is underway, and heard the museum has acquired a Stearman that will soon arrive. This is a MUST SEE museum if you live in the Dallas area or are travelling through Dallas. Kudo to the museum staff for all their hard work in keeping the memories alive!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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David Dixon wrote a review Aug 2020
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My wife and I visited in September 2018, 75 years ago to the day, my father Master Pilot A Dixon won his RAF wings at this British flying training school. We had a guided tour of all the exhibits and found them most interesting and informative. We had come for the air pageant but thunderstorms put paid to that and was cancelled. Please do visit and support this wonderful institution you will not be disappointed your children will love it too, enjoy. 🇬🇧🇺🇸
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Date of experience: September 2019
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David wrote a review Jan 2020
Rockwall, Texas27 contributions3 helpful votes
Before the US entered WWII, aspiring British pilots were trained in the US. The FIRST of these locations is in Terrell, Texas, and the historical museum to honor that time and their sacrifice is located near the Terrell Airport on BFTS Blvd. It IS a must see. I understand that it is the ONLY British museum on US Soil. You can see an old flight simulator, lots of old photos and uniforms, and a great bit of American and British history. Don't miss it !!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Gaye P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Visited this British Flying Training School in Terrell, TX today. It was amazing!! Enjoyed Peter showing us around, giving us information On the exhibits, very informative and knowledgeable! It is definitely worth a trip to visit and see all they have there!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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