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to Texas’ Premier Air and Space Museum

Experience the stories of aviation and space flight – from Leonardo da Vinci, to the Wright Brothers, to the spacecraft of the twenty-first century – all here for you in one museum.

Our Mission

Our Vision


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We have over 35,000 rare and unique artifacts
70 docents share their own experiences and diverse perspectives
We’re lucky to benefit from unique community partnerships
Our exhibits encompass the history of flight, from hot air balloons to spacecraft



In 1963, George Haddaway, aviation historian and Flight Magazine publisher, donated his vast collection of artifacts and archival materials to The University of Texas. Later, this “History of Aviation Collection” moved to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in the late 1970s.

In 1988, UTD and Mr. Haddaway collaborated with Dallas leaders, including Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, William E. “Bill” Cooper, and Jan Collmer, to establish the Frontiers of Flight Museum as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The City of Dallas provided space at Love Field’s main terminal building’s mezzanine level, starting in 1990.

The museum’s popularity spurred plans to construct the current facility, a 100,000 square foot complex situated at the southeastern corner of Dallas Love Field Airport on Lemmon Avenue. Opening in June 2004, it comprises two climate-controlled hangar-like buildings connected by a structure on both levels.

George Haddaway, aviation historian and publisher of Flight Magazine.

Museum founders (from left to right) Jan Collmer, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Bill Cooper.

The Museum when it was on the mezzanine level of the Dallas Love Field terminal.

An aerial view of the current Museum building complex.




Abigail Erickson-Torres

President & CEO


Anne-Marie Evans

Chief Operations Officer


Rosalie Wade

Director of Education


Jocelyn Painatt

Director of Finance


Catharine Recht

Director of Advancement


Catie Adams

Advancement Specialist


Catalina Corona

Museum Store Manager


Jessica Gradante

Education Programs Manager


Edgar Pizarro

Education Coordinator


Andrew Kochie

Sales & Events Manager


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Frontiers of Flight Museum we are committed to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive museum where all visitors, volunteers, staff and special guests – whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected.

Read our DEI StatementFOFM is a Certified Sensory-Inclusive Venue



The Frontiers of Flight Museum’s mission is to improve society through the power of Aerospace through our AERO-SPACE STEM educational and workforce readiness programs and curriculum, exhibits, partnerships and collections.

We preserve and showcase the rich history of aviation and space exploration. Equity and excellence in STEMM are integral to our organization’s values.
We recognize that diversity in these fields enhances innovation and contributes to a more robust and inclusive aerospace industry. By promoting equity, we aim to break down barriers and unconscious bias that may limit access to education and opportunities in STEMM, ensuring that individuals from all backgrounds can contribute to and benefit from advancements in aviation and space.

We manage an array of initiatives at the museum that seek to increase equity and excellence in STEMM.  We develop and implement educational programs that reach out to a diverse range of students, providing them with hands-on experiences, training, events, mentoring and exposure to STEMM fields and their leaders, and possible employers.

Our organization actively engages every year with 152,000 children, young adults, adults and seniors from underrepresented and championed communities through local, state, and national outreach initiatives, encouraging interest and participation in aviation and space-related activities, lectures, tours and programs.

In addition, we collaborate with educational institutions, industry partners, museums, nonprofits, tourism agencies, the media, and community organizations to create pathways for individuals from all backgrounds to pursue careers in STEMM, volunteer or join our mission. Over the next 1-3 years, we aim to significantly expand our outreach efforts and educational programs. By reaching more schools and communities, we anticipate a substantial increase in the number of individuals exposed to and inspired by STEMM.

Our goal is to see a measurable rise in the diversity of individuals pursuing STEMM education and careers, with a focus on fostering long-term interest and sustained engagement. This commitment statement reflects our dedication to promoting equity and excellence in STEMM, aligning with our overarching mission to inspire, educate, and create opportunities for all in the exciting realms of aviation and space exploration.

We are proud to be a partner with the national group – STEMM Opportunity Alliance.