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American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

A retired American Airlines DC-3 "Flagship Knoxville" is on permanent display at the C.R. Smith museum.
Interior of the museum

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum (CRSM) is located on the campus of the American Airlines Flight Academy, which is situated at the southern end of DFW International Airport, in the city limits of Fort Worth, Texas, and in close proximity to the world headquarters of American Airlines. The location is at the midpoint between Downtown Dallas and Downtown Fort Worth near the intersection of Highways 183 and 360. The CRSM has an exhibit gallery of approximately 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) and a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) hangar that houses the Flagship Knoxville, a fully restored DC-3 aircraft. The museum also includes a 1,500-square-foot (140 m2) gift shop and a large-format theatre similar to IMAX.

The American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum (CRSM) opened on July 3, 1993 and is dedicated to the history of American Airlines and commercial aviation.[1]

In November 2016 the museum received a grant from The Boeing Company to extend its Flight Workshop Program to disadvantaged students in nearby Title 1 primary schools.[2]

Mission statement

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum preserves the history of American Airlines and interprets the air transportation industry. Through its activities, the museum serves active and retired American Airlines employees, the educational community and interested members of the general public. Because of the museum’s commitment to education, its exhibits stress hands-on learning through hands-on displays. The museum collects artifacts and archival materials that are suitable for its educational and exhibit programs.


  1. ^ "About - C.R. Smith Museum". 10 April 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum Receives $55,000 Grant From Boeing". Airways. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2017.

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