1940 Air Terminal Museum blog

Wings & Wheels: Aviation Hobbies Day (6-16-2018)

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Filed under: Wings & Wheels by Tanise Fox

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

Aviation Day Camp!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Tanise Fox

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
Cost: $50

Contact Tanise Fox for more information at tanise.fox@1940airterminal.org

Registration:

https://form.jotform.com/81624534384156

Payment:

https://store.1940airterminal.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=10962

My $50 airplane!

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Blair

One of our raffle plane winners, Michael Little, wrote about his adventure of flying his $50 airplane from Houston to Nebraska!

“We’ve had adventures since then, my “$50 airplane” and I, and I hope we have many more, but that flight back from Houston has been, so far, my most memorable flight.” – Michael Little, winner of raffle plane number 5.

Check out the full article here:

https://disciplesofflight.com/memorable-flight-houston-omaha-50-dollar-airplane/

Amazon Smile

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Filed under: News by Blair

Here’s an easy way to support the museum while doing your holiday shopping:

Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0612294 and Amazon donates to Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society Inc.
This is a super easy way to make a donation. All you have to do is shop on Amazon just like you normally would (aside from adding the word “smile” to the beginning of the web address) and select Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society, Inc. as your charity of choice. This will not add on any hidden fees or cause your item to cost you any additional money. Amazon will simply donate a percentage of your purchase to the museum. How great is that?!

 

amazon-smile-logo-newest-01

Raffle plane 9.0 delivery

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page), Raffle Plane 9.0 - N7980B, Raffle plane trip reports by Blair

On Saturday September 3, 2016, raffle plane 9.0, N7980B was delivered to Miami, OK to the winner, Mr. Dennis Moore!

Museum president Bernard Morris and volunteer Blair McFarlain delivered the plane to a very happy owner!

Our day started early, with a sunrise pre-flight.

img_20160903_070459

We planned to make one fuel stop in KOSA – Mount Pleasant, TX, which, as we discovered, is also the home of the Mid America Flight Museum!

 

img_20160903_080336

Bernard approves!

img_20160903_080310

 

On the ground in Mount Pleasant!

img_20160903_094359

The plane is fueled and ready to go!

img_20160903_094512

Bernard even got in a little bit of planespotting while we walked to see the museum.

img_20160903_095617

LOTS of cool planes in here, we will definitely be back!

img_20160903_095818

 

img_20160903_095846

 

img_20160903_100423

 

img_20160903_100643

When we landed at Miami, OK, we were greeted by an enthusiastic winner and his son.   Mr. Moore is retired from the FAA and is an A&P mechanic and will have a lot of fun with his new plane!

img_20160903_142743

 

A toast to a job well done while waiting for our flight back to Houston!

img_20160903_170412

« Previous PageNext Page »