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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





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:


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!


Art Deco Jewish wedding in an airport museum and hangar

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Blair

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum would like to share a special thanks to Barry, Talia, and Karen with Smashing The Glass for featuring our venue.

In January, we had the honor of hosting these two special people’s wedding.  Smashing The Glass and Talia’s beautiful recollection of the event made for a wonderful article.

They were able to allow readers to get a true glimpse into the uniqueness and beauty of this wedding.

Thanks to the bride, groom, and all vendors involved, once again the 1940 Air Terminal Museum had an event for the ages.

Read all about it here!



RC Convair 440 donation

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Blair

At the April 2014 Wings & Wheels, a remote controlled, hand built, Convair 440 was donated to the museum by the Balke family.

Up until the time it was donated, it was flying out at Bomber field in Monaville, Texas.

Dana speaks about her father and the field where the plane flew:

Bomber Field was my father’s flying field he built in Monaville, Texas in the early 1980’s.  He had a passion for building models that began when he was a kid and built rubberband-powered model airplanes from balsa wood along with his 4 brothers.  When the radio-controlled kits came about in the 1970’s, Daddy wanted to fly in a place without radio interference.  So he started a club and built a flying field… complete with asphalt runway, grandstands, pilot areas and even a lake for amphibious aircraft  (the lake was rectangle).  There is also an area for radio-controlled tanks as well.

Dad had a grand time with this endeavour and always had a smile on his face.  He made friends everywhere and especially in the flying world.  He was also an avid supporter of the Sunshine Kids and Wounded Warriors  and would always have a raffle to auction off an airplane to raise money for the groups.  He was one of a kind.  We miss him.

Alman A. Weber, (B.B.) was born in Houston, Texas on November 4th, 1928 to Norma and Siegfried Weber. B.B attended Milby High School and the University of Houston.  He married Dorothy Knapp, on August 31st, 1950 and they were married 56 years.

B.B. had many passions in life.  BB’s first love was his family, his beloved wife Dorothy of 56 years, three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  BB was also blessed with many, many wonderful friends that he made throughout his lifetime.  In 1962, BB founded Weber Drilling Company.  He built his company from the ground up beginning with the Astrodome and continuing on to lay the foundations for many of the buildings, bridges, and freeways in the greater Houston area.  Last, but not least was his passion for radio controlled airplanes and Bomber Field. He began flying rubber band powered model airplanes on the family farm off Mykawa Road.  He continued to fly for the next 70 years winning awards and recognition at RC flying fields all over the country.  He founded Bomber Field in Monaville, Texas in the early 1980s and it continues to be a premier RC flying field to this day.

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