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Wings and Wheels – February 2013 – Chopper Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page), News, Wings & Wheels by rich

Come on by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Houston Hobby Airport this Saturday, February 16 and join us for another Wings and Wheels! This month our theme is Chopper Day – that means whirlybirds and motorbikes!


Memorial Hermann LifeFlight1940 ATMHouston Police Department
Helicopters do a lot of great work for us every day. Our returning guests include the LifeFlight air ambulance from Memorial Hermann and a Houston Police Department helicopter. These are two fine examples of helicopters with missions of public service. Naturally, our former construction-lift 1958 Sikorsky S-58 will be on display.

We also expect to have some helicopters ready to serve you immediately. We are welcoming HSI, Helicopter Services Inc. HSI provides transportation, maintenance, and training – maybe they might get you started on becoming a helicopter pilot yourself.

Helicopter Services, Inc.
Other past guests have included the SkyFox News Helicopter, a Vietnam-Era UH-1 Huey, a US Coast Guard Dauphine, Vertex Aviation Group, and many more! Come see what flies in, or fly in yourself and ask to park at the Museum! It may be helicopter day but your aircraft is always welcome at Wings and Wheels.

We are expecting to see a number of motorcycles on our Wheel side, maybe a chopper or two among the bunch? Not only that, but some fine cars from the NW Houston Vette-Rods are planning on visiting on Saturday.

HangarTalk 9-5-0

Also visiting us this day will be HSI’s Captain Mike Landry, who you can hear live every Sunday at 10am on the Hangar Talk 950 radio show on The 950 AM in Houston and on iHeartRadio, or darned near anytime you feel like on their podcasts.

When you get a look at our beautiful 1969 Piper Cherokee 140, you will see why buying a $50 raffle ticket is a great idea! Proceeds go to help with Museum operations, and once we hold the raffle, your ticket might get you that plane!

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Wings and Wheels is from 11 am to 3 pm the third Saturday of each month and has a different theme each month.

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, and includes access to the Museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, and supervised access to the ramp. Admission is waived for visitors who fly in, or who drive in with a classic car. Lunch is available from a local mobile food vendor.
This month our regular vendor is taking a well-deserved break, so we are welcoming the culinary stylings of St. John’s Fire!

St. John's Fire