2009-2010 Win-a-Plane fundraiser

And the winner is... Art Shaddix of Magnolia, TX!

Raffle day 2010 was an exciting and fun-filled day! Out on the ramp, we had several fly-in visitors including the Aero Commander of Coats & Evans, Gale Haskins' PT-19, along with a Cessna 172H and a Cessna 170 taildragger!

Out front, we broke the record for the most cars in our parking lot! There were cars from all vintages, and all of them looked great in front of the museum!

After lunch, everyone gathered in the atrium for the raffle drawing. Several people came by to spin the ticket cage one last time before we drew the winner.

Shortly after 2pm, Amanda Adams of Blazek & Vetterling certified public accountants drew the winning ticket.

Art was not in attendance, so we quickly got him on the phone and let him know that he was the winner! We had the phone hooked up to the loudspeaker and everyone was listening in. He said he was in shock!

Thanks to museum volunteers Steve & Michael Wiley, we were able to live stream the giveaway over the internet! Using a cell phone with a high speed connection, we broadcasted the event to about 80+ people!

All of us at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum would like to say congratulations to Art, and wish him and his family all the best!

You can watch a replay of the live event below.


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A Special Announcement about The 1940 Air Terminal Museum’s Win Your Own Plane Raffle

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum’s Win Your Own Plane raffle has turned into one of our best fundraisers. It is also a great way us to get out into the aviation community and spread the word about our museum.

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired our next raffle plane, a gorgeous 1958 Cessna 172. Tickets for the new plane will go on sale on July 17, 2010, the day that we hold the current raffle. We will be making more announcements about the new plane as Raffle Day 2010 draws closer. In the meantime, you can get a sneak preview of our next raffle plane at fly-ins and air shows we attend between now and July 17.

We also need to let you know about developments with the current raffle plane. Our Cessna 175 recently experienced a significant engine malfunction. While we have researched a variety of options to repair the current raffle plane, we are concerned that none of those options could be completed before July 17. Because we are fully committed to give away a flying airplane no later than July 17, 2010, we have decided to go with the final remaining option, which is to buy a comparable airplane to give away on July 17, as described in the Acceptance Agreement referenced in the terms of the raffle which appear on the back of each raffle ticket. We will announce the details about the replacement raffle plane in the very near future, but expect that the replacement will be a Cessna 172. Thanks again for your participation and support.


Our 175 has been completely restored over the last 7 years. The restoration included a custom paint job, single piece windshield, and new exterior lights & lenses. Inside, you’ll find a new headliner, custom "58" molded into side door panels, leather seats, and new carpeting.

Technical Information:   Featured Equipment:
Engine: Continental GO-300   Garmin 155 moving map GPS
Horsepower: 175   Dual King KX-155 NAV/COMM
Total airframe time: 3340   PS Engineering Audio Panel
Total engine time: 2320   King KT-78A Transponder
Time SMOH: 850   Custom Interior

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8325 Travelair Street, Houston, Texas 77061 (713) 454-1940
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