Dyess Linear Air Park

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Address(1)96 BMW/CVM
Address(2) 
CityDyess AFB
StateTexas
Zip79607-1980
CountryUSA
Contact 
Phone915-696-2196
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Exhibits - By Primary role
Advanced Trainer - 'AT' 1924-1948
 North American AT-6F (Texan) Serial No: 44-81819 
Attack - 'A' 1926-1947
 Douglas A-26C (Invader) Serial No: 44-35913 
Bomber - 'B' 1924-Present
 Boeing B-52D (Stratofortress) Serial No: 56-0685 
 Boeing DB-17P (Flying Fortress) Serial No: 44-85599 
 Boeing EB-47E (Stratojet) Serial No: 52-0412 
 Douglas RB-66B (Destroyer) Serial No: 53-0466 
 Martin EB-57B (Night Intruder) Serial No: 52-1504 
Fighter - 'F' 1948-Present
 Lockheed F-104A (Starfighter) Serial No: 56-748 
 McDonnell F-101F (Voodoo) Serial No: 57-287 
 North American F-100C (Super Sabre) Serial No: 54-1752 
 North American F-86L (SabreJet) Serial No: 53-4035 
 Northrop F-89H (Scorpion) Serial No: 54-0298 
 Republic F-105D (Thunderchief) Serial No: 59-1738 
 Republic F-84F (Thunderstreak) Serial No: 51-9364 
 Republic RF-84F (Thunderflash) Serial No: 51-11293 
Fighter - 'F' 1962-Present
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4D (Phantom II) Serial No: 65-0796  
Observation - 'O' 1962-Present
 Cessna O-2A (Skymaster) Serial No: 67-21326 
Trainer - Navy / Marines 'T' 1948-Present
 Beech T-34B (Mentor) Serial No: 140810  
 Cessna T-37A (Tweet) Serial No: 54-2734 
 Convair T-29C Serial No: 52-1175  
 Lockheed T-33A (Shooting Star) Serial No: 51-4300 
 North American CT-39A (Sabreliner) Serial No: 61-0634  
 Northrop GT-38A (Talon) Serial No: 60-0592 
Transport - 'C' 1925-1962
 Boeing KC-135A (Stratotanker) Serial No: 56-3639  
 Boeing KC-97L (Stratofreighter) Serial No: 53-282 
 Douglas C-47A (Skytrain) Serial No: 41-108808  
 Fairchild C-123K (Provider) Serial No: 54-604 
 Lockheed C-130A (Hercules) Serial No: 55-0023 
Transport - 'C' 1962-Present
 De Havilland Canada YC-7A (Caribou) Serial No: 57-3082 
Utility - 'U' 1952-Present
 Grumman HU-16E (Albatross) Serial No: 51-7251 

 

Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 Ray Glezman
 , Massachusetts

The T-33 on display at Dyess, S/N 51-4300, was assigned to the 3560th Pilot Training Wing at Webb A.F.B. in Big Spring Tx, in the late 50's. It should have been put on display during the 50's because that bird hardly ever flew. It was constantly being worked on.
08/09/2010 @ 17:38 [ref: 10397]
 Tony Wessel
 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I went to Dyess AFB this past Christmas and posted the pics on my Facebook profile for everyone who can't see the displays in person. Try this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2224024&id=17126934&l=8848c1ef13 Enjoy!
03/22/2009 @ 17:56 [ref: 8754]
 Scot Northcutt
 Yokota AB, Japan,

I\'m at Yokota AB, Japan now, but was stationed at Dyess for 16 years...B-ONE MAINTENANCE!!! Check out \"Star of Abilene\" at the Main Gate!!! First (well not exactly the first but that\'s another story) B-1 delivered. Spent many hours helping keep that air park looking as good as it does.
02/26/2009 @ 15:30 [ref: 8704]
 levi
 clyde, Texas

I worked on dyess afb for four and a half yrs at the burger king. I know that every year either in may or june they have Dyess Apreciation Day and during that day the linear air park is open to the public. They also have great demostration teams including the Thunderbirds coming regularly if you have any questions email me and i can do my best to get you the number to the human resources office they can be able to direct you to the right people who would know the exact date for the Dyess Appreciation day.
01/14/2009 @ 03:09 [ref: 8620]
 JOHN TAGGART
 LONDON UK, Texas

Hi i visited Dyess in May 2000 and have some photographs of all except the phantom and wondered if you would like them sent for your site the provider even had the tailfin missing cheers JT
10/05/2007 @ 09:13 [ref: 6367]
 Tim
 Austin, Texas

After 9/11, the security at Dyess was stepped up, the gates were moved out, and the static displays became off limits to non-military personnel. It's a real shame, because this is a truly fantastic display of military aviation history. I went there often before the security changes, and never tired of walking around the examples. You can still watch the C-130s and B-1s operate out of Dyess, but the static displays are unavailable, at least for now. I think group tours may be available, but individual tours are not allowed.
07/19/2007 @ 21:54 [ref: 6119]
 dave
 , New York

what a disappointment!!! I recently visited Abilene, hoping to see the air park displays. there was a full page ad in the phone book about it, but no mention it was closed to the public. the rude females at the base entrance said I had to be in the military to see it. I said I could see part of it from the street. all she said to me was "yep". then she ignored me completely.
07/03/2007 @ 22:43 [ref: 6036]
 Roger Botting
 Atlanta, Georgia

The park is closed to visitors, looks to be a great collection, perhaps the base will make it avalable to the public again soon.
02/14/2007 @ 17:32 [ref: 5618]
 Randy J. Patterson
 Lampasas, Texas

I AM HELPING A FRIEND TO RESTORE A T-33A AND WAS WONDERING WHERE I CAN FIND THE PAINT SCHEMES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED FOR THIS AIRCRAFT THIS IS MY FIRST RESTORATION AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CHALLENGE. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS ALOT FOR THE HELP.
06/04/2004 @ 13:36 [ref: 3192]
 LtCol Myles J. McTernan USAR Ret.
 Folsom, California

I was stationed at Dyess from 1971-1975 and have many fond memories of Abilene. The Air Park was always a great site. I did not think at the time that a B-52D would be some day be one of the displays. I had the opportunity to fly the Buff during my tour of duty at Dyess with a few trips to SEA. A very forgiving aircraft even with severe battle damage it was able to fly my crew and I to a safe bailout zone. Thanks for keeping the history alive.
02/13/2004 @ 15:35 [ref: 2976]


 

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Last updated: 02/14/00.

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