Wings and Wheels

Wings & Wheels is the 1940 Air Terminal Museum's monthly open house, featuring static displays of airplanes and automobiles, and is one of our fundraisers. It is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, rain or shine.

Hours: 11 am to 3 pm

Wings & Wheels Ticket prices: $7 Adults, $3 Kids (12 and under).

We welcome you to join us either by car or air. Fly-in visitors, car club drivers and museum members get free admission!

Food is provided by a drive-up food vendor or cooked in-house.

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun, and help support the 1940 Air Terminal Museum!

Wings & Wheels ticket price includes: static aircraft tours, special programs in the Starliner Theater, museum tours, and admission to the museum.

We open up our ramp on the west side of Hobby airport and let you get close to the action of a real airport!


Flying in to Wings & Wheels

Flying in is the most fun way to arrive!

William P. Hobby Airport (Identifier: KHOU) is a very General Aviation-friendly Class B airport, and Houston TRACON is a very General Aviation-friendly Air Traffic Control facility. You may easily get flight following and a Class B clearance as you approach the Houston area.

The museum is located at approximately mid-field on the West Ramp of Hobby Airport, along Taxiway G and Runway 17/35. If conditions permit, we suggest that you request this runway so that you may have a shorter taxi time. Simply tell the tower that you will be "parking at the museum" when you make your request and they will generally accommodate you.

Please refer to the current FAA Airport/Facility Directory or other official publications for more information about operating at this airport and for a current taxiway diagram.


Wings & Wheels upcoming themes for 2019

Each month, Wings & Wheels has a different theme to keep things fun and interesting. For a particular month's theme, we will try to get planes on static display, guest speakers, or hold special events which correspond to the curent theme.

No matter what type of plane you have, it is always welcome at Wings & Wheels!

View Wings & Wheels photos from previous years:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019


January

Business Aviation Day (1-12-2019 *One week early!*)

Join us as we celebrate the role that aviation has played in business over the past century.

Business aviation day will feature aircraft that were or are used for corporate travel, such as the museum's own Lockheed Lodestar.

This month's Wings & Wheels is being moved back one week to accommodate a private event on the 3rd Saturday. If you would like to have a unique venue for your event, please check out our Private Events section, and contact us today!

February

Chopper Day (2-16-2019)

Chopper day means helicopters & motorcycles!

We will be welcoming helicopters and motorcycles to the museum for a day of fun for the whole family! Past guests have included the LifeFlight air ambulance, the SkyFox News Helicopter, a Vietnam-Era UH-1 Huey, a US Coast Guard Dauphine, and many more!

March

Spring stretch your wings day (3-16-2019)

Come on by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Houston Hobby Airport on Saturday, March 16 and join us for another Wings and Wheels. It's Spring Stretch Your Wings Day! We will also feature classic cars from Veteranos Tejanos (weather permitting)

Warmer weather means it’s time to go flying and do new things!

How about going to a fly-in at a class bravo airport!

April

HobbyFest (4-20-2019)

This month we will be participating in and supporting HobbyFest!

Hobby Fest is an annual event to thank the local community for their support, and to help raise scholarship funds for local students (thanks to our generous sponsors).

When:
April 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rain or shine event (many of the activities take place in a covered hangar)

Where:
Hobby Airport, East Ramp
8402 Nelms St.
Houston, TX 77061
Follow the signs in the area for free parking.

Entry:
FREE with one non-perishable food item donation for the Hobby Area Rotary Club to benefit local families. The general public is encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

Free food:
Hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and popcorn

Fun, free activities for the whole family:
Face painting
Video game bus
Balloon artist
Moonwalk
Interactive mad science exhibit
Live DJ (and yes, hopefully some dancing)
Aviation, Crime Prevention and Fire Safety merit badges available for Boy Scouts
Airplanes and vintage aircraft on display
Raffles with prizes like restaurant gift cards, hotel gift certificates and much more!

Visit the HobbyFest Facebook page for more details

Our Raffle Plane will be there! Come by and get your chance to win!

May

Spring Stretch Your Wings Day (5-18-2019)

Come on by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Houston Hobby Airport on Saturday, March 18 and join us for another Wings and Wheels. It's Spring Stretch Your Wings Day!

Warmer weather means its time to go flying and do new things. How about flying to a Class Bravo fly-in?

Stretch Your Wings!

You have all the skills, so brush up, get flight following and stop by the Museum! Don't think you're up to it? I bet you know a pilot or two who'd love to serve as your guide and safety pilot! There might be a tasty burger in their future!


Wings and Wheels is from 11 am to 3 pm the third Saturday of each month and has a different theme each month.

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, and includes access to the Museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, and supervised access to the ramp. Admission is waived for visitors who fly in, or who drive in with a classic car. Lunch is available from a local mobile food vendor.

June

General aviation day (6-15-2019)

Come on down to the 1940 Air Terminal Museum on August 15 to celebrate all things aviation!

It’s General Aviation Day! Today we will widen our sights to all the great things about General Aviation in Houston. Fly in and your plane becomes part of the display, as we make it possible for people to get up close to real planes and chat with real pilots – with a commercial airport as our backdrop. Any and all aircraft are welcome to our ramp (please contact us so we can expect you) where security-badged volunteers provide supervised access to the public. Just tell the nice folks on the radio you'd like to park at 'the old terminal' or 'the museum'. Hobby is a GA friendly airport, featuring Texas-sized hospitality!

July

Summer block party (7-20-2019)

Join us on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for our Wings & Wheels Summer Block Party! We are adding on an hour this month to fit in more activities so join us from 10am-3pm for a fun-filled day! Admission is only $7 for adults and $3 for children (2-12) and kids under the age of 2 will get in for free. Museum members, fly-in guests or guests who drive-up in a classic car will also receive free admission.

We will have a DJ playing some cool summer hits, face painting, craft stations, guided tours of the museum, static display of vintage aircraft, a special air show put on by our friends at Tiger Flight, and many other attractions!

Also, join us for story time led by author Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail - Alis the Aviator. She will be reading from her new children's book and will stay on site to sign copies and interact with the kids.

Food will be served by OffBeat Eatz Food Truck and cool down with some sweet frosty treats from The Soda Shoppe by Mary Had a Little Party .

GONZO247will be on site to join us in the official unveiling of the long anticipated completion of his 3-D art installation on our 1969 Hawker Jet.

This is a Wings & Wheels you do not want to miss!

August

(8-17-2019)

TBD

September

(9-21-2019)

TBD

October

(10-19-2019)

TBD

November

(11-16-2019)

TBD

December

Raffle day (12-21-2019)

Staring this year, we've decided to change the timing of our raffle giveaway. We will begin selling tickets in / around January and give it away at the end of the calendar year, or before, if we sell out.

This month our Raffle Plane takes center stage! It's Raffle Day! Join us as we draw the winner of the raffle plane.

Buy a ticket today, and you could be the lucky winner! You can buy them right here on the website, or stop by, or call us.

This is the tenth year we've given away an airplane! You could be our lucky winner!