Highland Lakes Squadron of the
Commemorative Air Force, in Burnet, Texas
The Highland Lakes Air Museum is located at the airport just south of Burnet, Texas, on Highway 281, about 100 miles north of San Antonio. It is most definitely worth a visit. As well as the outdoor exhibits pictured here, the museum has a fascinating collection of military aviation related artifacts including, for example, the surprising tiny front gun turret from a Consolidated B24 Liberator bomber from World War Two. Run by the Highland Lakes squadron of the internationally famous Commemorative Air Force, you just might fnd them flying, testing or working on any number of military aircraft.


Flying in the "Bluebonnet Belle," a Douglas C-47 Skytrain in 2010

A small group of Texas Transportation Museum members visited the museum in the fall of 2010 to take an amazing flight in the Highland Lakes Squadron's Douglas C-47 Skytrain, the "Bluebonnet Belle." While you can see this wonderful aircraft at any number of air shows, nothing beats actually taking a flight in this historic plane. All you have to do is get a group of at least four people - but seven is better - and call the museum to arrange a truly memorable experience. It only costs $150.00 per person for a 30 minute flight over the Hill Country. With any luck the following snaps will encourage you to do the same.
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
Adding a wee drop of oil on the the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The sign on the door of the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas, reads "PLEASE TOUCH THIS AIRCRAFT"
The the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
Anton Hajek aboard the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
Pilot's view from the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
Lynda Johnson aboard the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
Hill Country view from the the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
The the "Bluebonnet Belle" Douglas C-47 at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
Other items at the Highland Lakes Squadren Museum in Burnet, Texas

The museum has a large number of flying aircraft and some others under restoration. It also has an indoor collection comprised of aviation rleated items and service mementos from local residents. Here are a few snaps of what we saw outside the day we visited.
Jet aircraft on permanent outdoor display at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
Jet aircraft on permanent outdoor display at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
North American AT6 / SNJ "Texan" training aircraft at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas

Military spotter aircraft inside the hanger at the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
US Army tank outside the Higland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force based in Burnet, Texas
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