Lubbock: Silent Wings Museum

The role served today by military helicopters was handled in part during World War II by unarmed gliders. These non- motorized aircraft flew infantry or equipment behind enemy lines. Almost all of America’s approximately 6,000 glider pilots trained at South Plains Army Air Field. Elaborate displays of photographs, timelines, dioramas and interactive exhibits recall these dangerous one-way flights.

Silent Wings Museum

  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: None
  • 6202 N. IH-27, Lubbock, TX
  • 806-775-3049
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