1940 Air Terminal Museum blog

Museum closed on February 25

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Filed under: News by Blair

The museum will be closed on Saturday February 25th for a private event.  If you would like info on booking your own event at a unique venue click here!

Associate manager position available

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Filed under: News by Blair

The Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society, Inc. dba 1940 Air Terminal Museum seeks a dynamic, creative and networked professional to serve as the Associate Manager of a small nonprofit museum who is entering in to a new strategic plan for 2017. This position, which reports to the museum’s Managing Director, is responsible for various aspects of the day to day operations of the organization. The Associate Manager must have daily operational skills combined with big-picture thinking abilities to assist with growing the museum through the various strategic initiatives. The Associate Manager must successfully manage the organization’s volunteer corps, create and manage museum programming, focus on marketing opportunities, develop and distribute a quarterly newsletter and support the Managing Director in various roles that support the operation of the museum. The Associate Manager must be knowledgeable of professional standards, national trends, and current challenges in the nonprofit/museum field. The Associate Manger must be able to work collaboratively with the Managing Director, Volunteers, Board of Directors, and various other stakeholders to ensure the success of the organization.

Click here for the full job description as well as information on how to apply.


Giving Tuesday

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Filed under: News by Blair

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (11/29). As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider giving to the 1940 Air Terminal Museum.

Your gift will help kick start our 2017 strategic goal initiatives into high gear and provide much needed funding to ensure our fundraising ventures are successful.
We are so thankful for all of your continued support.


Amazon Smile

Filed under: News by Blair

Here’s an easy way to support the museum while doing your holiday shopping:

Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0612294 and Amazon donates to Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society Inc.
This is a super easy way to make a donation. All you have to do is shop on Amazon just like you normally would (aside from adding the word “smile” to the beginning of the web address) and select Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society, Inc. as your charity of choice. This will not add on any hidden fees or cause your item to cost you any additional money. Amazon will simply donate a percentage of your purchase to the museum. How great is that?!



Raffle plane 9.0 delivery

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page), Raffle Plane 9.0 - N7980B, Raffle plane trip reports by Blair

On Saturday September 3, 2016, raffle plane 9.0, N7980B was delivered to Miami, OK to the winner, Mr. Dennis Moore!

Museum president Bernard Morris and volunteer Blair McFarlain delivered the plane to a very happy owner!

Our day started early, with a sunrise pre-flight.


We planned to make one fuel stop in KOSA – Mount Pleasant, TX, which, as we discovered, is also the home of the Mid America Flight Museum!



Bernard approves!



On the ground in Mount Pleasant!


The plane is fueled and ready to go!


Bernard even got in a little bit of planespotting while we walked to see the museum.


LOTS of cool planes in here, we will definitely be back!








When we landed at Miami, OK, we were greeted by an enthusiastic winner and his son.   Mr. Moore is retired from the FAA and is an A&P mechanic and will have a lot of fun with his new plane!



A toast to a job well done while waiting for our flight back to Houston!


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