Street Address
425 Airport Road
Rexburg, ID 83440
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 122
Rexburg, ID 83440
Hours
Labor Day to Memorial Day
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Open 6 days a week
Monday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Other days by Appointment Only; Contact Jim Dorcheus 208.390.4781
Admissions
Adults: $6
Seniors: $5
Military: $5
Students (): $6
Children (8-17): $3
Children under 8: Free
Family Pass: $15
Services
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Jim Dorcheus, Museum Coordinator
phone: 208-390-4781

Description

The Legacy Flight Museum is the brain child of John Bagley of Rexburg, Idaho, who founded the museum in 2006. His goal and the goal of the museum’s volunteers is to give guests the opportunity to see up close and personal some of the aircraft that United States Military Veterans flew as they served our country and provided us with the freedoms that we enjoy today.

Artifacts Collections

The Legacy Flight Museum is an operational hanger, and all aircraft therein are maintained airworthy. Many can frequently be seen in the Rexburg skies.

  • Mormon Mustang: In December of 2006, the Mormon Mustang experienced a forced landing on the highway median in Rexburg following an engine failure. John Bagley walked away with minor injuries from a very damaged P-51 Mustang. We are very thankful that John walked away from this one. The Mormon Mustang has been rebuilt and is again airworthy.
  • SNB-5 Beechcraft: This SNB-5 served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 until 1968. During WWII and the Vietnam War, the Air Force and Navy used similar Beechcraft 18s for light cargo and passenger transports, air ambulances, aerial photography and instrument, gunnery, and bombing trainers.
  • Ole Yeller: Bob Hoover's Famous "Ole Yeller" P-51D Mustang. Now owned and flown by John Bagley at the Legacy Flight Museum. Has made over 1,000 Air Show performances in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Still holds the prop plane Speed Record from Los Angeles, California to Daytona Beach, Florida - 5 hours 20 minutes - established on March 29, 1985. The aircraft is powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin 12-cylinder engine, one of the most powerful inline engines ever produced.
  • North American T-6 Texan: First flew in 1938. Known as “The Pilot Maker” because of its important role in preparing pilots for combat in WWII. The same plane served the Army Air Forces as the T-6 and the Navy as the SNJ. Has a 600 H.P. Pratt & Whitney radial engine. Over 17,000 were built and over 350 are still airworthy.
  • Boeing Stearman: Army Air Corps biplane trainer developed by the Stearman Aircraft Company which was bought by Boeing in 1934. Officially named the Boeing Model 75, but still known as the “Stearman” by those who flew her. Over 10,000 were built by the end of 1945 and about 1000 are still airworthy.
  • Grumman S-2 Tracker: U.S. Navy S-2 Tracker was designed to be a carrier based "sub chaser" during the Cold War. It served from 1954-1976 and carried all of the electronic surveillance equipment and weapons needed to seek out and destroy enemy submarines.
  • O-1 Bird Dog: An aerial observation plane used extensively by the Army in Korea and Vietnam for observation and to direct artillery fire. The civilian version was the Cessna 170. When first bought by the Army it was designated the L-19 (for Liaison) in Korea. In 1962 it was redesignated the O-1 Bird Dog and entered its second war in Vietnam. This aircraft was also the first aircraft ordered by the U.S. Air Force after it became its own branch of the service in 1947.
  • P-63 King Cobra: An American fighter developed in WWII but never accepted for combat by the Army Air Forces. Most were sent to Russia under the Lend-Lease program where the Russians very successfully used them in combat, both against the Luftwaffe and against German tanks with the 37mm cannon in the nose. It has an Allison 1800 H.P. V-12 engine. This is a magnificently restored fully airworthy aircraft; one of only three (3) P-63s in the world today that are still airworthy.

Services

Call for dates: Free Air Show

Each year in the summer at the Legacy Flight Museum located at the Rexburg Municipal Airport. Bring your family and enjoy the show in the sky. With aerobatics, pyrotechnics, food vendors, souvenirs, and historic warbirds it promises to be an awesome event. A great Father's Day activity and fun for the entire family!

Have your next Business or Family Celebration with US.

Legacy Flight Museum is the perfect venue for reunions, parties, receptions, and events. Contact us today for more details and to reserve!

Special Event Rental

Group Tours