1940 Air Terminal Museum blog

Vectors for Hope charity fly-in

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Filed under: News, Raffle Plane, Raffle plane 7.0 - N6984X by Blair

Join this year’s new raffle plane at David Wayne Hooks airport in Tomball on September 28, 2013 from 10am to 2pm.

Vectors for Hope was founded by a small group of Houston area air traffic controllers when we got together to come up with a way to educate the public about aviation and to raise awareness for aviation charitable organizations. We have partnered with the National Air Traffic Controllers Charitable Foundation to provide a means of raising money for non-profit organizations.


To raise money for local charities, promote general aviation, inspire young people to get involved in aviation, and for the community to have a fun day at the airport!

General Information

The 1st Annual Vectors For Hope Fly-In will benefit some great aviation related organizations. They are Angel Flight South Central, The Houston Ground Angels, and Around the World for Life. These organizations provide free transportation to treatment facilities for patients with life threatening illnesses.

For more information visit their website at http://vectorsforhope.org


The 2012 Raffle Plane has arrived in Omaha!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Filed under: News, Raffle Plane 5.0 - N4285F by Blair

The winner of our 2012 raffle plane contest has arrived back home in Omaha with his plane!

Thanks to everyone who helped to support the museum with our raffle!

Click here to view photos of the delivery and departure!

The 2012 Raffle plane has departed for Omaha!

Monday, August 20, 2012
Filed under: News, Raffle Plane 5.0 - N4285F by Blair

The 2012 Raffle plane, N4285F, is on its way to its new home in Omaha, Nebraska!

Track the flight path here!


The winner is drawn!

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page), News, Raffle Plane by Blair

The winner of our 2012 Win-a-plane raffle is Michael R. Little of Omaha, Nebraska!

The winning ticket number was 2415.

Congratulations to Michael, and thank you to all who participated, your contributions help to keep the museum open and ensure we can share Houston’s aviation history!  The museum raised over $98,000 in this year’s raffle!

Wings and Wheels – July 2012 – Raffle Day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page), News, Raffle Plane, Raffle Plane 5.0 - N4285F, Wings & Wheels by rich

Stop by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum on Saturday, July 21, and join us for this month’s Wings and Wheels!
July 21 is Raffle Day, one of our most exciting Wings and Wheels, when we get to give some lucky ticketholder the keys to their very own plane!

N4285F can be yours for the price of a raffle ticket!

Our fifth Raffle Plane is a beautiful polished-aluminum, white and black 1958 Cessna 172, and is fun to fly. As with all our raffle planes, Raffle Plane 5.0 is a vintage plane that is in great shape and is ready to keep bringing the joy of flight to its owner for a long time.

Find out more about N4285F!
Win this plane on Saturday!

Out front, as you walk up to the Museum, pause to marvel at the fantastic vehicles that will be on display from a local vintage firetruck club!

Leah White and the Magic Mirrors - children's songs and fun for all

Indoors, we are lucky to have wonderful music from Leah White and the Magic Mirrors. They’ve put together a fine bunch of children’s songs about landmarks around Houston, including one song about our very own Museum! They’re a lot of fun wherever they go, so make sure you give them a listen!

The Museum opens at 10 and Wings and Wheels officially takes place from 11 until 3. 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.

Flaming Patties will be onsite with their delicious gourmet burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches! Find out more at their Facebook page or follow them (around town!) on Twitter.

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.

It’s going to be a hot day, so make sure you wear your sunscreen!

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