1940 Air Terminal Museum blog

Giving Tuesday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Filed under: News by Blair

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum, a project of the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society, is demonstrating the impact of aviation on Houston’s history and economic development through the prism of architectural beauty.

Join us today, on #GivingTuesday, in supporting our mission and sending the message that this place matters!

All donations made through Facebook today are eligible for matching funds through an initiative being led by Facebook and Paypal.

Please consider making a gift, of any amount, to help support our 2019 programming efforts and share our fundraiser with your family and friends to help spread the word.

Thank you so much for your continued support of the museum and for helping us save a Houston treasure!

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

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

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

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?!

 

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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.

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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!

 

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Bernard approves!

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On the ground in Mount Pleasant!

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The plane is fueled and ready to go!

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

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

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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!

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

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