Filed under: by Blair
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
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!