1940 Air Terminal Museum blog


Friday, March 8, 2013
Filed under: by Blair
Wings & Wheels – Houston Day! @ 1940 Air Terminal Museum
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Sam Houston Corvette Club

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.

Wings & Wheels – Chopper Day
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Chopper day means helicopters & motorcycles!

We will be welcoming helicopters and motorcycles to the museum for a day of fun for the whole family! Past guests have included the LifeFlight air ambulance, the SkyFox News Helicopter, a Vietnam-Era UH-1 Huey, a US Coast Guard Dauphine, and many more!


Sikorsky S-58B


Wings & Wheels – Raffle day
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This month our Raffle Plane takes center stage! It’s Raffle Day! Join us as we draw the winner of the raffle plane.

Buy a ticket today, and you could be the lucky winner! You can buy them right here on the website, or stop by, or call us.

This is the tenth year we’ve given away an airplane! You could be our lucky winner!

Wings & Wheels – HoustonSpotters & Museum Volunteer Appreciation Day
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This month we turn our attention to those who turn their attention to airplanes and airports. If you love planes, we are right there with you! A plane spotter can be anyone from the families who enjoy Hobby’s public viewing areas, to folks who like to jot down tail numbers, to those who improve their own craft photographing these flying craft. Why do you like to look at planes? Maybe you love refining your photography techniques, and hope your shot is picked by a magazine or airline. Maybe you want to see how much of an airline’s fleet you can see, and later compare notes with your fellow spotters. Maybe you just like watching these things take to the air, and share that enjoyment with your family.

HoustonSpotters.Net is a website dedicated to plane spotting in Houston.

HoustonSpotters day is all about plane spotting and photography. Ramp tours of Hobby will be arranged (based on time and availability of airport operations), and groups of people will be taken around the field to spot planes and take photos.

We also like to recognize the hard work our volunteers do all year for our museum, whether helping our monthly fly-ins come together, or staffing the museum the other 290-something days of the year.

Stop by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Houston Hobby Airport and let’s see what flys in! We will have a few Ops tours scheduled so that you can see our great airport from a different angle. Be someone out standing in our field!