East Texas Warbird Dreams Come True In Mt Pleasant – Just Plane Nuts
I heard about this warbird museum in Mt Pleasant, Texas a couple of years ago and finally got around to checking it out this past weekend, what a... Mt Pleasant surprise. Because, you know, I'm 'Just Plane Nuts.'
My cousin is a retired pilot and he asked me a couple of years ago if I had ever heard of this collection of aircraft at the Mt Pleasant Municipal Airport. At the time I didn't even know Mt Pleasant had an airport. So, "no," was my obvious answer. He told me there was a private collection of warbirds and other historic planes at this museum and I should check it out. It's been in the back of my mind ever since and a couple of months ago I started trying to figure out which weekend would be the best time to mosey in that direction. Little did I know what actually awaited me there, one of the finest private collections of aircraft I have ever laid eyes on.
If you're 'Just Plane Nuts' like me then this is one you have to put on your calendar and make it happen. You will be glad you did. By the way, that's me in the B-25 left seat above. When someone asks you if you would like to be photographed in the seat of a WWII bomber the answer is always, yes!
This is actually just a small part of the overall collection of aircraft, this location is called the Mid America Flight Museum, it's located at the Mt Pleasant Municipal Airport or KOSA to you pilots, the address is 602 Mike Hall Pkwy, Mt Pleasant, TX 75455 for those planning a drive to see it.
At this time the museum is only open on Saturdays from 8 AM until noon. It's FREE, so grab the kids and bring them for an up-close history lesson they won't soon forget. There are some really nice gentlemen there on Saturdays to guide you around the hangers, yes, there is more than one hanger. Aircraft include a P-51 Mustang, Ford Tri-Motor, P-40 Warhawk, C-47, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Cobra Helicopter, AT-6 Texan, and many, many more.
They asked if I could do some stories on specific aircraft in the collection, my answer again was yes! So we have that to look forward to as well. For now, enjoy just a taste of what's waiting for you at the Mid America Flight Museum in beautiful Mt Pleasant, Texas.
Mid America Flight Museum - Mt Pleasant, Texas
Seriously, I can't wait to bring you more about the aircraft at Mid America Flight Museum, but don't wait on me, go see them for yourself.