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Many folks don’t know that British pilots were trained to fly during World War II in the United States because it was safer than the skies over England.  The No. 1 British Flying School was located in Terrell and the museum, of the same name, keeps those memories alive.

“Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill formulated a deal where the United States would help our allies in fighting the war” said the President of the No. 1 British Flying School Museum Rudy Bowling.

This weekend’s “Flights of Our Fathers Air Show & Fly-In” will pay homage to the British men that trained in Terrell during World War II.


There will be static displays of many World War II era aircraft, a car & motorcycle show, aerobatic flying and a fun zone for kids.  The No. 1 British Flying School Museum will also offer rides in a Stearman Biplane that was used to train here during 1944-1945.  Rides must be scheduled and will cost $150 for a 20-30 minute ride of a lifetime!

“We are going to have our Stearman PT-27.  It’s flown by Retired Navy Commander Philip Webb and it’s a real thrill to get up there and fly with the wind in your face” Bowling added.

Gates open at 8:15 am at the Terrell Municipal Airport.  Admission is $10 per person or $20 per carload…cash only please!

JD Ryan is flying high at The No. 1 British Flying School Museum in Terrell…Around Town!

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