Commemorative Air Force to land at Dallas Executive Airport

Commemorative Air Force to land at Dallas Executive Airport
April 28, 2014
Commemorative Air Force Tour
Prospects are looking up for Dallas Executive Airport. The city’s long-languishing airport will become the new home of the Commemorative Air Force.

April 28, 2014
By Roy Appleton and Diane Jennings

The nonprofit’s move to southern Dallas, which will include its national headquarters and “a major new visitor attraction” and air show, is expected to be announced Tuesday at a news conference with a dozen vintage warplanes on the runway. Dallas Executive Airport, a general aviation facility, was one of 23 sites initially considered for the relocation. It was selected in the final round over Ellington Field in Houston and North Texas Regional Airport near Sherman and Denison.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings could not be reached for comment Monday. Brown declined to comment, saying in an email, “We look forward to sharing our full plans at the press conference.” Airport neighbors reacted to the announcement with caution. “The museum itself might be something good,” said Raymond Crawford, who lives near the airport. “But if they’re going to make the air show a part of it, I think that’s a whole ’nother conversation.”

For more information:

Contact Information

Dallas Executive Airport
5303 Challenger Drive
Dallas, TX 75237
Phone: (214) 670-7612