1940 Air Terminal Museum blog


Friday, March 8, 2013
Filed under: by Blair
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!


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”.


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.

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


Sculpture Month Houston presents: “Pitch and Roll” Opening Reception
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

During the SMH festival, Pitch and Roll fills The Hangar at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport. This exhibition introduces contemporary sculptures positioned side by side with classic airplanes. The exhibit intimately connects the art to human industry and technological prowess. “Hangar” artists responded to this challenge by creating works of outsize scale and unique diversity that hold their own against the fabulous flying machines.

Opening reception is on Saturday, October 19 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibit will be on display from October 19 – November 30 so come by and see it! The opening reception event is FREE and open to the public. Donations are welcome and encouraged.

The following artists are participating: William Cannings, Dylan Conner, Sharon Engelstein, Orna Feinstein, Alex Larsen, Steve Murphy, Eduardo Portillo, Troy Stanley, James Surls.