Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum

1 Aviation Drive
Gilmer, TX 75644


The Gilmer-Upshur county Airport. The multi-use building not only houses an operations base FOTPAM Museum for Dean Lumber Company's business aircraft, but is also home to the Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum. The museum provides local school groups an opportunity to learn more about the diverse roles of aviation in their daily lives. Dean received the Texas Forestry Association Award for Best Design in Wood Buildings for 1997.

From a distance, the 6,000 sq. ft. structure looks like just another airplane hangar, with metal siding and roofing. A closer look reveals a showcase of Southern Pine products. One look inside and visitors notice a rich interior featuring laminated arches, wood roof decking, hand rubbed paneling and decorative molding. 

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