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Houston, TX 77061
Stop by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum on Saturday, October 13, and join us for this month’s Wings and Wheels!
Come see the flying cats from Grumman!
American Aviation started making planes such as the Yankee in 1969, and as the years passed, Grumman and Gulfstream stepped in to upgrade and evolve the design, building aircraft such as the Trainer, Lynx, Traveler, Cheetah, Tiger and Cougar.
Production of the last of the original line of Tigers ended in 1979, but they enjoyed a revival in 1990 from American General, and again from 2001 to 2007 by Tiger Aircraft, LLC. Whoever the manufacturer, nowadays we call them all Grummans. And these zippy low-wing planes maintain a strong following, from pilot/owners to service/support, with decades of expertise available at our former Hobby neighbor Fletcher Aviation, now FletchAir, able to build from scratch what they cannot find used.
We are pleased to welcome Scott Sanders, the Director of the Southern Region of the American Yankee Association (AYA), who are planning to bring a bunch of planes to our ramp. They plan to arrive around 11 am.
We’re also encouraging taildragger pilots to make the trip to our GA-friendly Class Bravo airport and join us on the ramp. Ask the nice folks on the radio for runway 17/35 and if they can accommodate you they will. And tell them that you’d like to park at ‘the old terminal’ or ‘the Museum’ and they’ll know where to direct you. We’re on the west ramp about mid-field.
Join us on the SECOND Saturday of October at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Houston Hobby, and let’s see what the cats fly in. This is not our usual weekend because Wings Over Houston is the third Saturday of October this time around, and we don’t want to miss it!
The Museum opens at 10 and Wings and Wheels officially starts at 11. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children, and includes access to the Museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays. Fly your plane in and admission is free! Have a vintage car? Come on by and get free admission too! Lunch is served separately by a locally operated mobile food vendor.
Lunch will be available around noon, just in time to rest and enjoy our regular 12:30 presentation on aviation history by volunteer Michael Bludworth. Learn about the early days of Houston Municipal Airport as well as Houston’s rich aviation history.