The Museum Store
The Museum Store offers a wonderful selection of aviation and space-related gifts tailored for all ages – from simple rocket kits to complex models, flight jackets, replica memorabilia, and best-selling aviation and space books. Visit us the next time you are at the museum or call 214-350-1651.
SR-71 Revealed: The Inside Story
Put your pressure suit on and strap yourself in for a Mach 3 ride! Former SR-71 Wing Commander Rich Graham tells the amazing inside story of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Graham provides a detailed look at the entire SR-71 story beginning with his application to be an SR pilot through commanding an entire wing.
SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales, and Legends
Feel the Mach 3 power generated by Lockheed’s incredibly fast SR-71 Blackbird! Former SR-71 pilot, instructor and wing commander, Richard Graham, presents the most intriguing SR-71 stories ever told. This once highly classified program is fully revealed through the words of pilots, commanders, mechanics, and instructors involved in the Blackbird’s creation and flight-testing. From grueling reconnaissance missions to the Persian Gulf conflict, this insightful book tells stories of bravery and daring determination.
Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: On a Secret Operational Mission
For anyone who has ever wondered what its like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, this book has the answer. Flying the SR-71 Blackbird takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced.
The Complete Illustrated History of the SR-71 Blackbird
Above 80,000 feet, its pilots had to wear full-pressure flight suits similar to what was used aboard the space shuttle. Developed by the renowned Lockheed Skunk Works, the SR-71 was an awesome aircraft in every respect, and it took the world by storm.
NEW! The Complete Book of the SR-71 Blackbird
The ultimate SR-71 book which profiles the history, development, manufacture, modification, and active service of all 50 models in the SR-71 program.
Arguably the world’s foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Colonel Richard Graham details, as no one else could, what an SR-71 mission entails, from donning a pressure suit to returning to base.
Purchase the SR-71 books at the Museum Store (214-350-1651).
The Story of the 510th Fighter Squadron as told by Charles D. Mohrle
P-47 “Thunderbolt” Touch of Texas pilot
Shortly after the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 21-year-old Charlie Mohrle volunteered for military service. He was assigned to the newly formed 510th Fighter Squadron of the 405th Fighter Group. It was dangerous duty. Of the original 24 pilots in the 510th squadron, 18 were killed in action. Mohrle completed 97 combat missions and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters, the European Campaign Medal with four battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.
Charlie volunteered thousands of hours to teach younger people that “freedom is not free,” a lesson he learned in the angry skies over Europe during World War II. He spent more than 12,000 hours as a Frontiers of Flight Museum docent and many more hours making school presentations.
We said goodbye to Charlie on May 7, 2013. His story about the heroic and historic flights he flew and his love for the machines that got him home are preserved by the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field in Dallas, Texas.
Purchase the DVD, The Story of the 510th Fighter Squadron, at the Museum Store (214-350-1651).
My True Course
My True Course, the fascinating life story of Major Theodore ‘Dutch’ Van Kirk leading up to his being the navigator on the famed B-29 Superfortress crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan.” ~ Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, USAF (Ret) Doolittle’s Tokyo Raiders – “Voice from the Doolittle Raid.”
Purchase the book, My True Course, at the Museum Store (214-350-1651).
The All-American Boys
The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA’s second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their glory in this dramatically revised and updated edition that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago. From its insider’s view of the pervasive “astropolitics” that guided the functioning of the astronaut corps to its thoughtful discussion of the Columbia tragedy, *The All-American Boys* resonates with Cunningham’s passion for humanity’s destiny in space which endures today. This is a story of the triumph of American heroes. Cunningham brings us into NASA’s training program and reveals what it takes to be an astronaut. He poignantly relates the story of the devastating Apollo 1 fire that took the lives of three astronauts and his own later successful flight on Apollo 7. This new edition includes an update of the manned space program and his “tell it like it is” observation of NASA’s successes and failures. It also includes commentary on the Shuttle disasters of Challenger and Columbia and his views on what NASA should be doing to get back on track and to regain public support.
Purchase the book, The All American Boys, at the Museum Store (214-350-1651).
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
In his latest book, Museum Director Bruce A. Bleakley chronicles how the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has become a global aeronautical hub for international passenger and cargo traffic as well as an extraordinary economic engine for the Metroplex during its forty-year history.
The book also recounts the decades of an often contentious rivalry between Dallas and Fort Worth leading up to the airport’s opening—a story with a colorful cast of Texas business leaders, municipal officials, and airline executives. With almost 200 images, many from the Museum’s own archives, the history of “D/FW” unfolds through the book in the context of a century of North Texas aviation history.
Purchase the book, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, at the Museum Store (214-350-1651).