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Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock

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4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • Spent an hour going through this important military museum. I had heard of gliders being used in WWII but learned so much here where pilots trained. Watch the video first and then enjoy the displays, ...  read more »
  • The museum is very complete re WWII gliders. It's here on the (remote) Llano Estacado because the majority of WWII glider pilots were trained here. First-class displays, including several partial glid...  read more »
  • Nice little place. I enjoy history and learned some facts I'd never heard before. I recommend spending about two hours going through this museum where you can see the different displays and models rel...  read more »
  • I only had a short time to visit but thoroughly enjoyed this museum. I thought the displays were informative and well done. As a former Link Simulation employee I was really surprised to discover they have a very nice early model Link Blue Box simulator display. Very cool to see one in such nice shape with a great display detailing get how it was used for training WWII pilots. I hope to get a chance to go back a revisit this museum when I have more time to spend.
  • This is a great museum if you want to learn about the WWII history and about the gliders, one of the most interesting and apparently useful aspects of war systems. Try to catch their free times. They have real-life models, planes, a nice projected show, etc.
  • This is an excellent little museum. It's also the only one that I'm aware of that is World War 2 glider specific. I'm glad Lubbock is the kind of place that appreciates and respects this history.
  • I recently visited the Silent Wings Museum and I was pleasantly surprised. I've been to the D-Day Museum in New Orleans as well as numerous museums in Normandy, France and Silent Wings, while smaller than most of them, certainly doesn't lack information or static displays regarding the gliders, their pilots and the job they performed. I read most every article and watched almost every video and it took me about 3hrs to go through it. When I was ready to go I was surprised so much time had elapsed as I was that engrossed. The displays were first rate and included numerous items and tidbits of information that I hadn't know. If you have the time and the inclination to learn or refresh your memory regarding the job these brave pilots and soldiers performed it is time well spent. Touching the canvas of the Waco gliders brought me thoughts of what it must have been like to be shot at while riding in one of these things. Looking back now it seems crazy to have done what they did. I'm glad those guys were on our side...
  • Cute museum and like the fact that I can see planes land and take off.
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