BFTS Newsletters


Newsletter Winter-Spring 2019-2020

The 2019 Flights of Our Fathers Air Show and Fly-In was a huge success.  In Conjunction with the Terrell chamber of Commerce and the City of Terrell, the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum presented its 11th… Read More →



Newsletter Fall-Winter 2018-2019

A few hardy souls made their way up a mountain in the Kiamichi Wilderness in southeastern Oklahoma on Feb 10, 2019 to remember four Royal Air Force cadets who crashed during a training flight in 1943 The young… Read More →



Newsletter Spring-Summer 2018

On February 26, 2018, more than 100 citizens gathered on a mountainside in Oklahoma’s Kiamichi Wilderness on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon to honor four young RAF pilots from Course 12 who lost their lives during World War… Read More →



Newsletter Winter 2017

As we all know, the remodel of the No. 1 BFTS Museum is a work in progress. New exhibits are being added and existing are being updated. The Distinguished Cadets biographies have been re-printed and re-framed. Local Trinity… Read More →



Newsletter Fall 2017

The Museum began a major remodel of the facility and great strides have been made., including new flooring, carpeted walls, pictures uniformly framed, etc. We think you will be impressed and are sharing some pictures to encourage you… Read More →



Newsletter Winter 2016

We observed Remembrance Day on a beautiful, crisp Sunday afternoon. We were fortunate to have as our guests the Terrell/Kaufman County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, family members of several former cadets, in addition to… Read More →



Newsletter Fall 2016

The 75th anniversary of the Terrell Airport and the No.1 British Flying Training School had nearly 4,000 visitors, staff and volunteers in attendance. The Trinity Valley Young Marines posted the colors to start the day. There were historic… Read More →



Newsletter Summer 2016

Motorcycle riders from around the world were invited to attend the Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride creating one ride worldwide, united in remembrance of our fallen heroes from the allied forces, past and present, who paid the ultimate sacrifice…. Read More →



Newsletter Winter 2015

We were honored to be in the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester on November 1, as we paid respectful remembrance to those who died while training at the No 1 BFTS, and ultimately to all fallen… Read More →



Newsletter Summer 2015

The 8th Annual Flight of Our Fathers was the most unusual event that we have ever had. The addition of the Falcon Flight precision formation flying team, Adam Baker in his Extra 330LX, Randy Ball with his MIG… Read More →


Plan your visit today!

We are currently OPEN during our regular business hours!  We are continuing our Wednesday – Saturday operating hours from 10 am to 4 pm. Needless to say, we’re excited about welcoming you back to the Museum!  We’ve missed you!

 We will be following the state-wide and local COVID-19 guidelines for museum re-opening that includes everyone wearing masks (except young children), maintaining social distancing, and constant cleaning. Please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer. 

Look forward to seeing you!

Rudy Bowling
Executive Director