I’ve loved museums my entire life…and after working in one for 10 years, that love only grew stronger. On Mondays, I will share some of my favorite museums located within the 26 counties of eastern Arkansas.
The school was opened on August 1942 and training classes began in October. In less than two years, the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School graduated over 4,500 students. The Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum hosts a reunion of former airfield personnel, both military and civilian, that worked and trained at the facility during World War II and their families. The 12th annual Air Field Reunion is slated for April 9-10. Activities include museum and airfield tours, movies from the era, a memorial service and a benefit auction. For more information visit www.WingsofHonor.org or contact the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School at 800-584-5575.
The museum is located at 70 S. Beacon Road in Walnut Ridge, on the grounds of the Walnut Ridge Airport. And while you’re there, make sure and schedule time for lunch or dinner at the Parachute Inn Restaurant, portions of which are located in a reconfigured Southwest Airlines Boeing 737!