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1940 Air Terminal Museum

1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is a historical center situated at William P. Hobby Airport in the city of Houston, USA. Artifacts are displayed in the initial building of the airport, with an art deco design, which was also the first functional commercial airport in Houston. Managed by the HAHS (Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society), its gallery displays various artifacts concentrating on Houston's commercial avionics evolution in time. This Society is an All Texan non-profit enterprise established to research, advance and safeguard the aeronautical legacy of Houston and southeast Texas. The Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society was established in 1998 by a gathering of architecture, aviation, and history devotees. It incorporates persons from varying backgrounds, including lawyers, students, retirees, architects, engineers, and pilots.

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum gets subsidizing through benefactions from numerous public and private establishments, and also singular contributors. The gallery additionally works a Members' Program, which permits exceptional access to a few members. The historical center and its structures are likewise accessible for private capacities.

Among the artifacts displayed in the 1929 Carter Airmail Hanger, there is a Lockheed Lodestar, a Cessna T-50 ("Bamboo Bomber") and an S-58 Sikorsky Helicopter (used on dangerous terrains and one of the last piston-powered helicopter). These artifacts, combined with the flight simulators available, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff will thrill aviation and history enthusiasts alike.

For tourists and those looking for hotels in Houston Texas, Stay Express Inn & Suites is conveniently located 4.6 miles from the 1940 Air Terminal Museum.