Silent Wings Museum

Main Entrance

Hours of Operation

Monday: CLOSED      Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays and City Holidays

Address & Phone Number
6202 N. I-27
Lubbock, TX 79403-9710
(806) 775-3046

Mission Statement

The Silent Wings Museum, a public institution, preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment.

Exterior Silent Wings Museum

Museum History

In 1971, former pilots of the U.S. Army Air Force’s Glider Program banded together to form the National World War II Glider Pilots Association Inc. Their mission was to establish a forum for glider pilots to interact socially and provide the framework for the preservation of the history of the U.S. glider program. 

One of its first goals was to locate and restore a WACO CG-4A glider for public display. Several glider pilots in the Dallas area learned about a CG-4A glider sitting atop a tire store in Fresno, California. After World War II, the aircraft had been purchased as military surplus, placed on top of the building and used as advertising.

The glider was purchased and restoration was completed in time for the 1979 national reunion in Dallas. After the reunion, steps were taken to build a museum to house the CG-4A. More Information.

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Current Special Exhibit

SWM Columbia Exhibit