Sky Ranch Flying Service

 

Sky Ranch Flying Service was an airport and training school that was housed on the Taylor-Stevenson Ranch Area in the mid 1940s. The famous 

Tuskegee Airmen used Sky Ranch for educational, and training purposes in the south because during World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws and the American military was racially segregated. The pilots later became founding members of the Bronze Eagles Flying Club.​

Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch Flying Service

Sky Ranch Flying Service

Early Bronze Eagles Flying Club

Early Bronze Eagles Flying Club

Sky Ranch Map

Sky Ranch Map

Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen

Following World War II, three Tuskegee Airmen, Ben Stevenson, Elton “Ray” Thomas and Hulon “Pappy” White, relocated to Houston, Texas to establish a flight training program, charter flying, cargo services as well as other services that would afford black G.I.’s & civilians the opportunity to learn about aviation, continuing the tradition of the Tuskegee Airmen.

 

Located on the historic Taylor Stevenson Ranchthe Sky Ranch Flying 

Services started operations in 1946. The Sky Ranch is described as a commercial airport having a total of three unpaved runways, with the longest being 2,200 feet.

 

Azalea White (wife of Hulon “Pappy” White) made her mark in history by becoming the first black female pilot licensed in the state of Texas in 1946.

 

Sky Ranch reportedly closed when legislation restricted the use of the G.I. Bill, causing a downturn in flight training business.

 

There is no longer any aviation use of the site, but the area of the former airfield remains clear.

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American Cowboy Museum

Located on the Taylor-Stevenson Ranch Area

11822 Almeda Road

Houston, Texas 77045

713-478-9677

 

 

 

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