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Geraldine Ferrer
· November 27, 2017
Awesome experience! I had no idea about the contents of the museum, much less the stories that go all no with it. Everyone should make the short trip out there.
Trae Spencer
· March 3, 2018
A very good museum! I had no idea this little gem of a museum was in Lubbock. I highly recommend stopping in!
Rick Patrice Fay
· November 20, 2017
We had a great time! Was happy to see Sharon there, and see all the exhibits. Even our 7 month old grandson had a good time!
Misty Guevara
· March 24, 2018
Even though this museum is small, don't be fooled. It's jammed pack full of great displays, pieces, and information!
JeffandMichelle Thomas
· April 12, 2018
Great museum; it is one of our favorites! We had no idea how important the gliders were to our victory in WWII!
Camille McCamey
· March 24, 2018
I absolutely loved the Silent Wings Museum!! I took my 4 year old nephew and he was hooked!! The sweet lady who worked the front desk was also such a pleasure!! We will be going back!!
Kaaren Dooher
· March 17, 2018
Educational and a wonderful way to pay tribute
James Bluhm
· December 19, 2017
I had no idea the museum was there much less the history of the place. Amazing experience!
Dama Fabela
· December 24, 2017
Must see museum with historical artifacts and informational theatre
Carol McCullar
· June 5, 2017
A very enjoyable 2 days seeing the Devil Dog, B 25 aircraft take off and land. Neat displays inside the museum giving an overview of the history of gliders in WWII as well as a traveling exhibit from... the WWII Museum in New Orleans here for a limited visit. Free admission on June 6! See More
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Come out to the Silent Wings Museum and see our new commemorative exhibit, Columbia 15 Years After! Special reception this Thursday, February 1, with guest speaker former NASA Astronaut, Col. Steven W. Lindsey.
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TXDPS landed their helicopter outside our museum today. Always a fun opportunity to learn more about the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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Foxhole Christmas is in full swing at the Silent Wings Museum! 🎄
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The Silent Wings Museum should be on your list of the top things to do in Lubbock! Make plans to visit and learn more about World War II Glider Pilots!

This vibrant West Texas university city is a wonderful place for arts and culture and is a genuinely fun and interesting place to visit. Lubbock claims to have more live music venues per capita than any city in Texas, with trendy and intimate venues tucked away around the city and particularly in th...
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#DidYouKnow that several Horsa gliders were brought to the U.S. for testing and training? Ervin N. Holloway was a glider mechanic and in the course of his work he got to check out a Horsa glider at Sheppard Field (now Sheppard Air Force Base). He had a rather scary experience on that flight.

"While test hopping British Horsa Glider… at 2000 feet hit heavy weather and tore wing boards and parapack covers loose. Thought for a while was going to have to bail out but finally got back to ground safely."

Holloway is one of the mechanics in this photo checking out the British Horsa glider at Sheppard Field.

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