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Enter Our Fund Raiser Giveaway, WIN great prizes...
and help keep the Historic Aircraft Flying.

Preserving Historic Aircraft for the

next generations

2024

"Classics"

Calendar

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The sale of the 2024 "Classics" Calendar is a fund-raiser for HAPS.   All proceeds this year go toward the manufacture of a new wood propeller for the 1931 Fleet.  The cost is $8,000 for the prop.  Your calendar purchase helps us fund these historic restorations.  Thank you...

Features a selection of 12 beautiful classic aircraft.  You will enjoy your passion for these aircraft all year long. 

Available for a donation of $24.

About
Doolittle Skills And Restoration Center,

Concept drawing of the HAPS Restoration Center

ABOUT us

Fleet Model 8 Biplane

Vintage and historical aircraft are being left to decay and rot in increasing numbers. They have been pushed out into the weeds and discarded like unwanted trash. Without effort, these historic planes will be lost forever.

The Historic Aircraft Preservation Society, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to preserving, restoring, flying, and displaying historic aircraft from the 1930's to the 1950's. We are working to restore the planes and tell the stories of the aviators who pushed back the boundaries of the sky.

HAPS is located in Hangar Three on the Eagles Nest Airport, about 20 miles south of downtown Dallas.  The corporation is governed by a board of directors, is tax-exempt under IRS rule 501(c)3, and has a written code of ethics.   To meet our team, click here

The organization depends on tax-deductible donations to preserve these aircraft and tell their stories. Please join us in preserving our American Aviation Heritage.

Thank you…

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Featured Aircraft
Iconic Fleet Biplane - A symbol of aviation's golden era
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This aircraft is a 1931 Fleet Model 8 named "Three of a Kind."   It is the last flyable Model 8 left in the world.   In 1945 she was owned by a hero pilot from WWII.   The Air Force named McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita after this pilot and his brothers. 

 

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Donate your plane, RV or car to HAPS and help us preserve historic aircraft.

Cessna 195 aircraft showcasing its timeless appeal
Upcoming Events

Upcoming 2024 Events

barnstormer saturday
Historic aircraft fly-in
dallas, tx

saturday
May 4

DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

 

Come see vintage and WWII aircraft in the air and on the ground.

barnstormer saturday
historic aircraft fly-in
Greenville, Tx

saturday
may 18

GREENVILLE MAJORS AIRPORT

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION

Come see vintage and WWII aircraft in the air and on the ground.

midway regional airport open house and fly-in
midlothian, tx

saturday
june 8

MIDWAY REGIONAL AIRPORT

9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

 

FREE ADMISSION...

Come see vintage and WWII aircraft in the air and on the ground.

barnstormer saturday
Historic aircraft fly-in
TBD

saturday
june 15

Airport TBD

9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

 

FREE ADMISSION...

Come see vintage and WWII aircraft in the air and on the ground.

Aviation Discovery Fest
Historic aircraft Fly-In
& Celebration

Date TBD

Commemorative Air Force

Dallas Executive Airport

Fly in historic military aircraft

Ride in vintage military vehicles

Come see vintage and WWII aircraft in the air and on the ground.

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