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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.
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!
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!