BFTS News

World War II plane crash survivor to speak at BFTS Museum

Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Robert Reynolds will be the next speaker in the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum’s “Conversations with…” series. Surviving an Emergency Landing in France will be his topic on November 9, 2019 at 7 pm at the Museum, 119 Silent Wings Blvd., Terrell TX.

Now a resident of Georgetown, TX, Bob is an experienced combat pilot who flew many sorties over Europe in a Lancaster bomber during World War II. The presentation on Saturday involves a crash landing he made in northern France shortly after the Normandy invasion in 1944. A captivating storyteller despite his 98 years, Bob flew nine different types of British aircraft during his career. He has donated his model collection of each type of aircraft he flew to the Museum and they are on display.

Tickets to Saturday’s event are $20 per person and seating is limited.  Call 972-551-1122 for reservations or email Kwhite@bftsmuseum.org. Refreshments will be served prior to his remarks.

Mr. Reynolds will also be a guest at the Museum’s annual Remembrance Day event on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 pm at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell and afterwards at the Heritage Tea at the Museum. Sunday’s events are open to the public at no charge.

Counting the days!

We’re in the countdown to re-opening on June 3rd!  We will be resuming 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
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