Midland Army Air Field began as Sloan Field, a privately owned landing field and flying school in 1927. It was sold to the City of Midland in 1939 and promoted by a Midland businessman as a military training base. Construction began in July of 1941, its first cadets arrived in Feb of 1942, and it was officially designated the Midland Army Air Field on September 26, 1942. The large open exhibit inside a hangar tells the story with captivating panels and compelling narrative of World War Two, aviation and military artifacts, and a fleet of WWII aircraft that includes the Beech C-45, Fairchild PT-19, L-17 Ryan Navion, T-28 Trojan, and a replica of Japanese aircraft from the movie "Tora, Tora, Tora." Experience Midland's involvement in World War Two with flight simulators and training room, war on the home front, George H. W. Bush's missions in the Pacific, the photographic collection of journalist Harvey Herd, and other exhibits that come alive. The museum is maintained by volunteers from the High Sky Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. To arrange a plane ride call the Flight Line at (432) 703-3142. Due to required maintenance of the planes, paid flights are not always available. For more info call (432) 235-7007 or visit http://highskywing.org.