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The Wings & Wheels Event Thread

Postby t0r0nad0 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:29 am

Hey Everyone,

I see some other people doing shameless plugs for their things on here, so I'm going to go ahead and do the same.

On the third Saturday of each month, The 1940 Air Terminal Museum at William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU) hosts a themed event called Wings & Wheels, where we have several planes on display on our ramp at Hobby, as well as several cars on display in our parking lot, and we invite the public to come out and see them and the museum. Admission is $10/adults and $5/children 12 and under - 2 and under are free - and admission includes lunch. The admission is waived for any fly-in visitors (Houston has a very GA-friendly Class B) or anyone putting their classic car on display. Fly-in visitors are encouraged to call ahead and RSVP, as ramp space can be limited. For more information, call the museum at 713-454-1940 or visit the website at http://www.1940airterminal.org.

Also, the museum is raffling off a beautiful 1947 Cessna 140 (pictures attached), which actually won the prize at Osh Kosh in 2005 for being the "Best Continuously Maintained Antique Aircraft". It can be yours if your ticket is the lucky one drawn at our July Wings & Wheels event. Tickets are available with a $50.00 donation to the museum, and are tax-deductible if you do not win the aircraft. We will be selling a maximum of 2500 tickets, so your odds are pretty good. You don't have to be present to win, and anyone in the Continental United States can purchase a ticket (unless your local laws prohibit it).

Anyway, here are the themes for the next several months:

Saturday, March 15, 2008 - Corporate Aviation Day!
This event will feature a variety of business aircraft, from piston singles to twin-jets.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 - AOPA Day!
Any person displaying their AOPA Membership Card at the welcome desk will receive free admission. We are going to work on getting some AOPA Representatives on-hand to talk about the various services that AOPA offers and the Project Pilot program as well.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - Beechcraft Day!
All models of Beechcraft are welcome to visit our ramp this day - old, new, single, twin, whatever! Staggerwings and Bonanzas and Barons, Oh My! (Jeb, why don't you make the trip over for this one? :D )

Saturday, June 21, 2008 - New Aircraft Exposition!
In the market for a new plane? Come by the museum on this day to see the latest offerings* from Cessna/Columbia, Beechcraft, Diamond, CubCrafters, and more!
*participation of listed vendors not yet confirmed nor is guaranteed, claim is based on past participation

Saturday, July 19, 2008 - Raffle Day!
Come to the museum with your raffle ticket in hand as we are giving away our beautiful 1947 Cessna 140 on this day! Your ticket could be the lucky winner! After giving away the Cessna 140, we will be unveiling our new raffle airplane, and tickets will go on sale immediately following the unveiling.
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Re: The Wings & Wheels Event Thread

Postby jackhodgson » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:17 pm

This sounds great. Wish I could attend.

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Re: The Wings & Wheels Event Thread

Postby t0r0nad0 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:00 pm

It's been a long time since I've plugged the museum events on this forum, so I thought I'd give this thread a bump. This Saturday, September 19, 2009, from 10:00a - 5:00p, we are hosting Wings & Wheels - A Salute to Women in Aviation at The 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston, TX. We will have representatives from several women's aviation organizations on-hand, including Girls With Wings, the Ninety-Nines, Women in Aviation International, Women in Corporate Aviation, Women Soaring, and more! Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for kids and includes lunch, and all visitors who fly in are free! For more information, visit our website at http://www.1940airterminal.org.

Stay tuned also for information on next month's Hobby Hangar Hop!
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Re: The Wings & Wheels Event Thread

Postby t0r0nad0 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:18 pm

Thread bump.

Here are the upcoming Wings & Wheels events at The 1940 Air Terminal Museum. I hope to see some of you there! Texas UCAP Meetup, anyone? :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Choppers & Choppers!

Come join us from 10:00a – 5:00p at The 1940 Air Terminal Museum for Wings & Wheels – Choppers & Choppers, featuring Helicopters and Motorcycles! Bring your chopper (either kind) in to the museum on this day and join in the fun! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and includes access to the museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, and lunch! Admission is waived for anyone who flies in! We hope to see you there!

As an added bonus, Vertex Helicopters will be offering short helicopter rides around the pattern for only $25/person!

Saturday, February 20, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Business Aviation Day!

Join us as we celebrate the important role aircraft play in our nation’s economy. Business aviation day will feature a variety of modern and vintage business aircraft on display, as well as special programs, lunch, museum admission and tours and more.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Cessna Day/Let's Go Flying Day!

From the most popular and prolific training airplanes in the world, the Cessna 152 & Cessna 172, to cabin-class twins like the Cessna 421, and even to the fastest civilian jet in the world, the Cessna Citation X, the company that Clyde Cessna started has always and continues to make great airplanes.

We would like to welcome any and all Cessnas, from early 120’s, 140’s, and 195’s to modern 350’s, 400’s, and Citation jets to our ramp on this day! Also on this day, come meet representatives from several local flight schools and take the first steps toward realizing your dream of becoming a pilot!

All Wings & Wheels events run from 10:00a - 5:00p. I hope to see you there!
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Re: The Wings & Wheels Event Thread

Postby t0r0nad0 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:51 am

More upcoming Wings & Wheels events:

Saturday, April 17, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Women in Aviation Day and Cessna Day, Take Two!

Join us for this Wings & Wheels day as we salute all of the women who have contributed to the field of aviation over the years.

We will have representatives from women s aviation organizations The Ninety-Nines, Women in Aviation International, Girls With Wings, and many others on-hand for this event, and we would love to have you, too!

Also, we are pleased to welcome pilot and filmmaker Monika Petrillo to the museum to screen her movie, "Flyabout"! She will be on-hand to discuss the film and to sign copies of the DVD, which are for sale in the museum gift shop! Thanks to the Ninety-Nines and Women in Aviation International chapters who made this possible!

http://www.flyaboutmovie.com

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Lastly, since March's Cessna Day event was a washout with the weather, we are making this into a makeshift 'Cessna Day' as well! So, come on down!

It runs from 10:00a - 5:00p and admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under and includes access to the museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, the movie screening, and lunch. Girl Scouts and members of any of the women's aviation organizations represented get in for half price. Admission is waived for those who fly in.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 15, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Beechcraft Day and National Learn to Fly Day!

Calling all Beechcraft!

Since Walter Beech came out with his first airplane, the Beechcraft Company has come out with many, many types of aircraft, and has established themselves as the lead manufacturer of aircraft for fast, safe, private transportation.

On this Wings & Wheels day, we pay tribute to this great company and line of aircraft by welcoming Beechcraft of all models to the museum. From early-model Staggerwings to late-model King Airs and BeechJets, we welcome them all!

Also, May 15 will be the first National Learn to Fly Day! As part of this event, we will invite local flight schools from our March Wings & Wheels to return and we will have a special presentation in the afternoon about learning to fly!

The Wings & Wheels event runs from 10:00a - 5:00p and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, which includes access to the museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, the Learn to Fly presentation, and lunch. Admission is waived for visitors who fly in.

The Learn to Fly presentation will take place at 3:00p, and admission to that is free if you arrive after 2:00p and present your ticket from http://www.learntoflyday.com. Anyone arriving prior to 2:00p will need to pay the Wings & Wheels admission, unless they fly in.

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Recreational Aviation Day!

Join us for this Wings & Wheels event as we salute the Recreational Aviation Foundation and all those that use aircraft in recreational or back-country flying! Stay tuned, as we may even offer the ability to 'camp out' at the museum for those who fly in! You can find out more about the RAF at http://www.recreationalaviationfoundation.org.

Admission to the event will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and this includes access to the museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, and lunch. Admission is waived for anyone who flies in.

Saturday, July 17, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Raffle Day!

Join us for this Wings & Wheels event and witness as we draw the winner of the 2009-2010 Raffle Plane - a beautifully restored 1958 Cessna 175! Starting at the July Wings & Wheels last year, we started selling raffle tickets for this play for $50 each, and on July 17, it will be going home with one lucky winner. Get your raffle tickets by calling the museum, visiting the museum, or coming to see us at one of our live appearances. Follow the raffle plane on Twitter at http://twitter.com/N9379B or on FlightAware at http://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/N9379B.

Admission to Wings & Wheels is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. This includes access to the museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, and lunch. Admission is waived for anyone who flies in.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - Wings & Wheels - Experimental Aircraft Day!

Many hundreds of hours of work go into building your own aircraft at home.

Even if you start with a kit, there is still a tremendous amount of fabrication and assembly to be done. But, if you ask anyone who has built their own airplane, it is worth it for at the end, you have an airplane that is custom-fit and custom-designed to your choosing.

Join us on this day to see some of these home-built custom creations, as well as many other Experimental-category airplanes!

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Admission includes access to the museum, static aircraft and vehicle displays, and lunch! Admission is waived for all visitors who fly in.

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I hope you all can make it out to some of our events! Flying in to Hobby Airport is really easy in a single-engine piston airplane... just check out the museum's Wings & Wheels Page (http://www.1940airterminal.org/WingsAndWheels/) or the Resources page at http://www.houstonpilots.net.

Fly safe!
-PJ

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