1940 Air Terminal Museum blog

Start Your Holiday Party Planning with Us, Houston’s Unique Event Venue

Friday, August 9, 2019
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Juan Ortiz
photo credit: Parallax Studio

Summer is the perfect time of year to book your holiday party with us. Poised at Hobby Airport’s doorstep and just a short drive from downtown Houston, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum captures the magic and wonder of the season like no other venue. With our rich aviation history, beautiful art deco architecture, and friendly staff, our grand central space and museum exhibits will provide guests with an unexpected and unique experience.

Whether it’s an intimate holiday dinner with key stakeholders or a corporate celebration for your employees, our event manager will work with you to ensure that your event is as grand and memorable as you envision.

At the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, we give you the opportunity to give your guests a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that they will remember for years to come. We offer your group access to our curated exhibits, photos with our planes, and plenty of flexible space—inside or out—to meet your specific needs and preferences.

  • Full use of the museum; exhibits remain open
  • Outside catering allowed
  • Flexible space, indoors and out
  • Tables (20) and chairs (160) included
  • Gorgeous views of Hobby Airport runway
  • 2 event security officers during your event
  • Professional, attentive staff and docents
  • Private, intimate setting
  • Planes available for display and/or to taxi for special entrance or exit
  • A short drive from Downtown Houston or Galveston

Book your holiday party today:

Now’s the time. We’ve already started booking seasonal parties so contact Juan Ortiz, Event Manager, by email (events@1940airterminal.org) today to plan your holiday gathering

The raffle plane has been upgraded!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Blair

The raffle plane recently got an upgrade, it is now compliant with the FAA 2020 ADS-B out mandate.

It now features the uAvionix SkyBeacon!


Get your chance to win this airplane here!


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!



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