The members of the CAF Highland Lakes Squadron are grateful and blessed that all the passengers and crew of the Bluebonnet Belle were able to walk away from the recent tragedy here in Burnet. Despite our tragic loss of the BLUEBONNET BELLE we will move forward and our mission remains the same. We will strive to preserve our aviation history by continuing to restore and maintain the old War Birds and tell the story of the Greatest Generation and aviation in general.

Keeping the War Birds flying is the best way to educate our citizens of the sacrifices our aviators, and our nation, has made over the years in support of our freedom. If you would like to assist us with continuing our mission please feel free to use the donate button below.

We thank you for your generosity!

Welcome to the Highland Lakes Squadron WWII Aircraft and Museum

Located at the airport in Burnet Texas on Highway 281 South.


Museum Hours

Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00

Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

Sunday 1:00 - 4:00

The Highland Lakes Squadron is a branch of the Commemorative Air Force founded in 1992. We are a working museum, dedicated to preserving vintage WWII aircraft. We are open to the public 3 days a week, and we can arrange field trips and special events; Donations accepted to cover costs of events.

Few aircraft are as well known or were so widely used for so long as the C-47 Skytrain or "Gooney Bird" as it was also affectionately known. The aircraft was adapted from the DC-3 commercial airliner which appeared in 1936. Learn more

The AT-6 advanced trainer was one of the most widely used aircraft in history. Evolving from the BC-1 basic combat trainer ordered in 1937, 19,757 Texans were built between 1938 and 1945. Learn more