Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum is dedicated to:

Honoring Veterans

Nurturing Patriotism

Preserving Heritage

Education First

FOTPAM Museum's Steve and Linda Kay hope the aviation museum will provide area school children with a learning laboratory for aviation education. With a variety of displays, they are making a special effort to recognize community leaders who have contributed to Gilmer's heritage through aviation.

"Is this a church or a cathedral?"

This is a typical question from visitors when they catch a glimpse of this unique airplane hangar at the Gilmer-Upshur County Airport. The multi-use building not only houses an operations base 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 role that aviation plays in their daily lives. Dean received the Texas Forestry Association Award for Best Design in Wood Buildings for 1997.


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  • Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum, Inc.

    43 Aviation Drive, Fox Stephens Field
    Gilmer, TX 75645


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    Phone: (903) 790-7435

    Mon: 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Tue: 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed: 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Thu: 1:00PM-4:00PM
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    Sat: By Appointment
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