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 every 3rd Saturday of the 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 2014

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

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014


Click on the month name below to view photos & information about previous Wings & Wheels events.

Wings & Wheels 2014

January

Business Aviation Day (1-17-2015)

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.

February

Chopper Day (2-21-2015)

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

Ercoupe Rodeo (3-21-2015)

Join us as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Ercoupe! We have a large group of Ercoupes confirmed, weather permitting.

April

TBD (4-18-2015)

May

TBD (5-16-2015)

June

TBD (6-20-2015)

July

TBD (7-18-2015)

August

TBD (8-15-2015)

September

TBD (9-19-2015)

October

TBD (10-17-2015)

November

TBD (11-21-2015)

December

HoustonSpotters & Museum Volunteer Appreciation Day (12-19-2015)

This month we turn our attention to those who turn their attention to airplanes and airports. If you love planes, we are right there with you! A plane spotter can be anyone from the families who enjoy Hobby's public viewing areas, to folks who like to jot down tail numbers, to those who improve their own craft photographing these flying craft. Why do you like to look at planes? Maybe you love refining your photography techniques, and hope your shot is picked by a magazine or airline. Maybe you want to see how much of an airline's fleet you can see, and later compare notes with your fellow spotters. Maybe you just like watching these things take to the air, and share that enjoyment with your family.

HoustonSpotters.Net is a website dedicated to plane spotting in Houston.

HoustonSpotters day is all about plane spotting and photography. Ramp tours of Hobby will be arranged, and groups of people will be taken around the field to spot planes and take photos.

We also like to recognize the hard work our volunteers do all year for our museum, whether helping our monthly fly-ins come together, or staffing the museum the other 290-something days of the year.

Stop by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Houston Hobby Airport and let's see what flys in! We will have a few Ops tours scheduled so that you can see our great airport from a different angle. Be someone out standing in our field!