Aviation enthusiasts who live in Houston homes will have a grand time at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The Museum is located in the beautiful art deco building that is the original Houston Municipal Airport. It’s in the William P. Hobby Airport campus. The Museum recently acquired a historic hangar they’ve renamed “The Great Silver Fleet hangar.” It houses several fascinating airplanes. The Lockheed Lodestar is on of the stars. It has been flying as a business aircraft since the late 1940s. Visitors from Houston homes can also view a Hawker business jet and a 1958 Sikorsky S-58 N887 St. Louis helicopter. The S-58 is one of the first helicopters used for business applications.
The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, it’s open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Mondays the museum is closed. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. On the third Saturday of each month, the museum hosts a Wings & Wheels open house. Come from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see a great display of vintage cars and planes. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Food is available from a vendor or cooked in-house. This is a great way to support the museum and meet others interested in aviation history from Houston homes. Learn more by visiting 1940airterminal.org.