Kissimmee Air Museum
The Kissimmee Air Museum is one of Florida’s most fascinating and educational tourist attractions. If you are visiting Orlando and you want to take a little break from theme rides and cartoon mice, you will want to stop by this museum. Here you will find out all about the very first planes that took to the sky and see a display of twenty-two fighter planes.
The Kissimmee air museum was the brainchild of Graham Meise and Thom Richard who bought a T-6 in 1998. A T-6 is considered to be one of the most important fighter planes of World War II. It has been used as everything from a training craft to a fighter plane to a mail carrier. The two men originally intended to display the plane at various locations around the United States. They decided instead to display the craft at what was then the Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum in Orlando. When that museum closed in 2004, the current Warbird Museum was born.
The Museum Today
Today you can learn about the structure and engines of these magnificent birds and even take a flight in one of them. You will also learn a lot about World War II and read stories from its veterans. There is also a display of World War II-era guns at the Kissimmee Air Museum.
The Warbird museum offers the opportunity to fly a P-40 Warhawk to those patrons who are licensed pilots. You must contact the museum in advance if you wish to fly this craft.
The Gift Shop
The gift shop offers many souvenirs, including diecast models of airplanes, World War II style tin signs, and World War II-themed clocks.
Hours and Admission
The Warbird museum is opened Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 PM. Tickets to the museum are $12.00 for adults, $11 for seniors and $6.00 for kids ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free.
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