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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!
Join us as we celebrate the role that aviation has played in business over the past century.
Business aviation day will feature aircraft that were or are used for corporate travel, such as the museum’s own Lockheed Lodestar.
This month’s Wings & Wheels is being moved back one week to accommodate a private event on the 3rd Saturday. If you would like to have a unique venue for your event, please check out our Private Events section, and contact us today!
This month we will be participating in and supporting HobbyFest!
Hobby Fest is an annual event to thank the local community for their support, and to help raise scholarship funds for local students (thanks to our generous sponsors).
April 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rain or shine event (many of the activities take place in a covered hangar)
Hobby Airport, East Ramp
8402 Nelms St.
Houston, TX 77061
Follow the signs in the area for free parking.
FREE with one non-perishable food item donation for the Hobby Area Rotary Club to benefit local families. The general public is encouraged to attend. All are welcome.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and popcorn
Fun, free activities for the whole family:
Video game bus
Interactive mad science exhibit
Live DJ (and yes, hopefully some dancing)
Aviation, Crime Prevention and Fire Safety merit badges available for Boy Scouts
Airplanes and vintage aircraft on display
Raffles with prizes like restaurant gift cards, hotel gift certificates and much more!
Visit the HobbyFest Facebook page for more details
Our Raffle Plane will be there! Come by and get your chance to win!
Summer block party (7-20-2019)
Join us on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for our Wings & Wheels Summer Block Party! We are adding on an hour this month to fit in more activities so join us from 10am-3pm for a fun-filled day! Admission is only $7 for adults and $3 for children (2-12) and kids under the age of 2 will get in for free. Museum members, fly-in guests or guests who drive-up in a classic car will also receive free admission.
We will have a DJ playing some cool summer hits, face painting, craft stations, guided tours of the museum, static display of vintage aircraft, a special air show put on by our friends at Tiger Flight, and many other attractions!
Also, join us for story time led by author Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail – Alis the Aviator. She will be reading from her new children’s book and will stay on site to sign copies and interact with the kids.
GONZO247will be on site to join us in the official unveiling of the long anticipated completion of his 3-D art installation on our 1969 Hawker Jet.
This is a Wings & Wheels you do not want to miss!