Visit the Museum, Flying School and
WWII Airplane Restoration Hangar!
Visit our World War II Flight Training Museum. The Museum tells the important and often unknown story of wartime aircrew training. It is housed in one of the aviation cadet barracks that has been completely restored to its vintage appearance. One room shows visitors what a 1942 barracks looked like, complete with bunks, desks, and chairs from the original base. Additionally, tour groups are taken through other rooms containing the story of the 63rd Flying Training Detachment and its training equipment; WWII bomber and fighter aircraft that were later flown by our cadets in the War; bailout, survival and evasion gear; and pilot, bombardier and navigator equipment and armaments. The exhibits conclude with a look at issues on the Home Front, including some of the roles of women. Aircraft photos, models and artwork are scattered throughout the museum.
After you visit the museum, walk around the historic campus of the 63rd Army Air Forces Contract Pilot School (Primary), which is always open. It represents one of the dozens of flight schools, bases, and airfields that sprung up to meet the wartime demand for combat pilots. The campus contains 10 buildings, 2 airplane hangars, and 1 flagpole from the days when the 63rd AAF Flying Training Detachment trained here. You are welcome to walk the sidewalks that the air cadets used as they marched to their assignments. Look upon the barracks, administration building (headquarters), ground school building, hospital and hangars that still remain. Imagine what it was like to be a cadet learning to fly his first plane in preparation for going into war! Click here to download our walking tour brochure (it will open in a new window).
In one of the original WWII hangars, see active restoration of WWII aircraft! You never know what project will occur next, but some of the planes restored here over the years include a PT-17 Stearman, B-17 bomber, and an AT-6!
Location and Hours
Come see us at 3 AIRPORT CIRCLE, DOUGLAS, GEORGIA 31535-4033 off Hwy 441, or contact us at 912-383-9111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum hours are 11 am to 4 pm on Friday and Saturday. A donation of $3 per person is requested (more will be gladly received!).
The flying school campus is always open, and the restoration hangar is open during normal work hours and often on weekends.
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