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Friday, March 8, 2013
Filed under: by Blair
Jun
20
Thu
History lecture – Bush Airport
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bush Airport — originally called Houston Intercontinental Airport when it opened in June 1969 — first opened with two terminals, A and B. Both terminal A and B were designed as circular modules with four “flight stations,” and, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Terminal A’s north and south concourses were remodeled into linear concourses. In recent years, the airport added a new Terminal B South Concourse and C North Terminal.

Join us as we take a look back at the events that shaped the development and success of IAH.

Tickets are $10 or FREE for Members.

Jul
20
Sat
Wings & Wheels – Summer block party
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Food will be served by OffBeat Eatz Food Truck and cool down with some sweet frosty treats from The Soda Shoppe by Mary Had a Little Party.

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!

 

Aug
17
Sat
Wings & Wheels – featuring the Latino Pilots Association
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Latino Pilots Association (“LPA”) is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of professional pilots from different sectors of the aviation industry. Their goal is to lead by example, stay true to their core values, inspire, motivate and advise future generations of professional aviators. Through community outreach and with LPA member participation, they are a nationwide network of pilot mentors looking to give back to the Latino community, but not limited to any one particular demographic”.

 

Sep
28
Sat
Manhattan Dolls 2019
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a fun night of music, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the museum.

Oct
18
Fri
Special appearance by B17 “Texas Raiders” on Friday 10/18/19
Oct 18 all-day

Join the WWII Flying Fortress Texas Raiders for a Wings Over Houston weekend, presented by the Commemorative Air Force. Get ready for the big airshow with a flight on the iconic bomber on Friday, October 18, then see her fly in performance at Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Airport on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20.

Flights on October 18 will depart from the classic 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport, so a flight on Texas Raiders that day can be combined with a tour of the museum, which features vintage displays from the 1940’s and 50’s, when the Air Terminal was the first and only commercial airport in Houston.

A flight on Texas Raiders out of the Air Terminal Museum on Friday is a great way to warm up for the big Wings Over Houston Airshow Saturday and Sunday. The airshow features the US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team and the Commemorative Air Force performance team TORA TORA TORA, which includes the B-7 Texas Raiders and the replica Japanese Zeros re-enacting the attack on Pearl Harbor.

If you’re coming to Houston for the Wings Over Houston Airshow, Friday October 18 will be the only opportunity to fly with Texas Raiders or our Twin Beech, Little Raider, that weekend, so sign up now for one of the limited number of flights at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport, 8325 Travelair Street, Houston, Texas. Flights start at $475 for the B-17 and $100 for the Twin Beech.

For more information about the airshow visit www.WingsOverHouston.com