Wings and Wheels

Wings & Wheels 2009

2009 was a great year for the museum. We saw the completion of phase 2 of our development, along with our 3rd raffle plane contest started.

THANKS to everyone who came out and helped to support the museum in 2009, we hope to see you back in the many years to come!

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!

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


January

Cessna Day

From the most popular and prolific training airplanes in the world, the Cessna 152 & Cessna 172, to cabin-class twins like the Cessna 421, and even to the fastest civilian jet in the world, the Cessna Citation X, the company that Clyde Cessna started has always and continues to make great airplanes. We would like to welcome any and all Cessnas, from early 120’s, 140’s, and 195’s to modern 350’s, 400’s, and jets to our ramp on this day!

February

Chopper Day

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 may more!

March

Aviation History Day

Join us as we celebrate aviation history with a special guest!

April

Hobby Fest

Join us for Hobby Fest, as we fill the ramp with planes, cars, live entertainment & fun for the whole family!

May

Beechcraft Day

Calling all Beechcraft! Since Walter Beech came out with his first airplane, the Beechcraft Company has come out with many, many types of aircraft, and has established themselves as the lead manufacturer of aircraft for fast, safe, private transportation. On this Wings & Wheels day, we pay tribute to this great company and line of aircraft by welcoming Beechcraft of all models to the museum. From early-model Staggerwings to late-model King Airs and BeechJets, we welcome them all!

June

Business Aviation Day

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

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

July

Raffle day - Cessna Fly-in

Join us as we draw the winner of the raffle plane.

Buy a ticket today, and you could be the lucky winner!

August

Experimental Aircraft Day!

Many hundreds of hours of work go into building your own aircraft at home.

Even if you start with a kit, there is still a tremendous amount of fabrication and assembly to be done. But, if you ask anyone who has built their own airplane, it is worth it for at the end, you have an airplane that is custom-fit and custom-designed to your choosing.

Join us on this day to see some of these home-built custom creations, as well as many other Experimental-category airplanes!

September

Women In Aviation Day

Join us for this Wings & Wheels day as we salute all of the women who have contributed to the field of aviation over the years. We will have representatives from women’s aviation organizations The Ninety-Nines, Women in Aviation International, Girls With Wings, and many others on-hand for this event, and we would love to have you, too!

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October

Hobby Hangar-Hop

The Wings & Wheels event will have modified hours for this day for our big Hobby Hangar Hop hangar party! Join us as we open up our hangar for dinner, dancing, and lots of fun! More details to come in the future.

November

Salute to Veterans - Warbird Fly-In

In November we celebrate Veterans Day by inviting any and all warbirds to fly in! Weather-permitting, the Commemorative Air Force, Collings Foundation, and/or the Lone Star Flight Museum may be offering rides in WWII-era aircraft for an additional donation. Anyone who currently serves or who has served in the armed forces will receive free admission on this day by presenting their military ID.

This month's Wings & Wheels is being sponsored by The SRP Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming Wings & Wheels, please contact us via email!

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December

HoustonSpotters & Museum Volunteer Appreciation Day

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.

This day is also a tribute to our invaluable volunteers who make museum events such as Wings & Wheels possible!