1940 Air Terminal Museum blog

Museum closed for private event

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Filed under: News by Blair

The museum will be closed for a private event on August 9th.

If you would like to book a unique aviation-themed venue for your event, click the link below.

http://www.1940airterminal.org/events/private/

The winner has been drawn!

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Filed under: News by Blair

The winner of the 2017-2018 raffle is Michitaka Onizuka of Bowie MD, USA.

The winning ticket number is 597.

THANK YOU to Michitaka and everyone who participated in our raffle.  It is with the support of people like you that we are able to keep the museum operating!

Stay tuned for news on next year’s raffle plane!

Wings & Wheels: Aviation Hobbies Day (6-16-2018)

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Filed under: Wings & Wheels by Tanise Fox

It’s Aviation Hobby Day at Hobby Airport! We will be highlighting another pastime that the world of aviation has for us to enjoy.
The South Houston Area Radio Control Society is a haven for both fixed-wing and rotary-wing radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts and meets regularly at Tom Bass Regional Park. Their airfield has miniature paved and grass runways, so you can enjoy your investment and build your skills to your heart’s content. SHARCS is intent on helping you enjoy your hobby by providing instructors to beginner pilots, and ensuring the safe operation of all aircraft. “If you can fly it, hover it, glide it or drive it, we have an area for you to enjoy it!”
HoustonSpotters is an online community dedicated to providing resources to plane spotters in the Houston area. Plane spotting is a popular hobby, where enthusiasts either photograph aircraft or collect the tail numbers of aircraft they have seen. In partnership with FlightAware, we have created a custom flight tracking website that filters flights for heavy and special aircraft – which is usually what spotters want to photograph.
The HoustonSpotters.net website contains information about where you can spot at the various airports, the rules for spotting safely, as well as a Spotting 101 section which outlines basic aviation concepts for people new to the hobby or aviation in general.
Wings & Wheels affords one of the best ways to get close to aviation in Houston! You literally get to stand right next to an active taxiway with planes as large as a Boeing 757 taxiing by! Come by our table at Wings & Wheels to learn more!
And what better way to enjoy aviation than to spend your time volunteering at the Museum. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to our crew so be sure and ask us how you can get involved

Aviation Day Camp!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Tanise Fox

Join us on June 25th for a full day of fun at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Students will learn the principles of flight and aviation history. Camp will be from 10am-3pm with a behind the scenes tour of the Museum including the Hobby Airport control tower. Students will get up close and personal with vintage planes and learn just how they operate.
*Bring a sack lunch*
Camp ages range: 8-12
Cost: $50

Contact Tanise Fox for more information at tanise.fox@1940airterminal.org

Registration:

https://form.jotform.com/81624534384156

Payment:

https://store.1940airterminal.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=10962

My $50 airplane!

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Blair

One of our raffle plane winners, Michael Little, wrote about his adventure of flying his $50 airplane from Houston to Nebraska!

“We’ve had adventures since then, my “$50 airplane” and I, and I hope we have many more, but that flight back from Houston has been, so far, my most memorable flight.” – Michael Little, winner of raffle plane number 5.

Check out the full article here:

https://disciplesofflight.com/memorable-flight-houston-omaha-50-dollar-airplane/

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