Filed under: by Blair
Come on by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Houston Hobby Airport on Saturday, November 18 and join us for another Wings and Wheels. It’s Houston Day!
We’re back – and so is all of Houston – and we’ll be better than ever. This is our first fly-in since Hurricane Harvey, and we’re fortunate to have a great venue, great neighbors and great support.
(We also just won the World Series. Did y’all hear?)
So, we’re celebrating everything Houston this month, and reminding everyone that as lucky as we were, there are a lot of folks still needing help. So pitch in – find a cause and help out, because together we’re Houston Strong.
Pilots – any and every aircraft is welcome on the ramp. We’ve got friendly people in the tower who enjoy our fly-in about as much as we do. If you’ve never been to a Class Bravo before, now is a great time to pair up with a pilot pal and add this to your logbook! Let us know you’re coming! Once you land, just ask to park at ‘the Museum’ or ‘the old terminal’ and you’ll be directed right to us.
While you are here, visit with the nice folks from Sam Houston Corvette Club. This club was founded in 1993, and their active leadership coordinates gorgeous drives through the Hill Country, car show appearances, and parties for the Corvettes owned by its nearly 200 families.
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.
Many people from all walks of life learn to fly every day. It is a very fun and challenging hobby, or can be made into a career!
The EAA announced International Learn to Fly Day in 2009 with the aim of growing the pilot population and educating the public about the importance and value of the airports in their communities. Many people don’t know what it takes to earn their wings. For many, flying is only something one daydreams about, because it is such an unknown, and it is up to pilots to invite others ‘across the fence’ and show them what it is all about. Airports as well are great unknowns, but they serve us and our communities – they are ours to visit too!
For Learn to Fly Day, we’re inviting area flight schools and flying clubs to visit the original terminal building at Hobby Airport and help us remove the mystery about becoming a pilot.
It’s Aviation Hobby Day at Hobby Airport! We will be highlighting another pastime that the world of aviation has for us to enjoy.
The South Houston Area Radio Control Society is a haven for both fixed-wing and rotary-wing radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts and meets regularly at Tom Bass Regional Park. Their airfield has miniature paved and grass runways, so you can enjoy your investment and build your skills to your heart’s content. SHARCS is intent on helping you enjoy your hobby by providing instructors to beginner pilots, and ensuring the safe operation of all aircraft. “If you can fly it, hover it, glide it or drive it, we have an area for you to enjoy it!”
HoustonSpotters is an online community dedicated to providing resources to plane spotters in the Houston area. Plane spotting is a popular hobby, where enthusiasts either photograph aircraft or collect the tail numbers of aircraft they have seen. In partnership with FlightAware, we have created a custom flight tracking website that filters flights for heavy and special aircraft – which is usually what spotters want to photograph.
The HoustonSpotters.net website contains information about where you can spot at the various airports, the rules for spotting safely, as well as a Spotting 101 section which outlines basic aviation concepts for people new to the hobby or aviation in general.
Wings & Wheels affords one of the best ways to get close to aviation in Houston! You literally get to stand right next to an active taxiway with planes as large as a Boeing 757 taxiing by! Come by our table at Wings & Wheels to learn more!
And what better way to enjoy aviation than to spend your time volunteering at the Museum. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to our crew so be sure and ask us how you can get involved.
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