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Become a Member and Preview the Museum First

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In less than six weeks we will complete a journey that began nearly eight years ago!  The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) will open the doors of our new aviation history and education facility at Houston’s Ellington Airport on Saturday, September 2.

Our new 130,000 sq. ft. museum features interactive, educational exhibits that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts essential to flight while allowing visitors to explore Texas’ rich aviation heritage. Highlights include:

  • The Flight Academy Gallery showcases 26 hands-on interactive experiences on the science of flight, complete with hang glider simulators and P-51 Mustang & Curtiss Jenny cockpits; 
  • The Texas Aviation Heritage Gallery, a chronological walk through the history of aviation in Texas and home of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, honoring 71 individuals who have shaped the aviation world;
  • The $1 million Aviation Learning Center, the second of its kind in the nation, is a simulator-based STEM curriculum experience designed for grades 5-12; and
  • Our Aircraft Collection, housed in two 30,000 sq. ft. hangars, which features more than  20 beautifully restored, historic aircraft including a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, North American B-25 Mitchell, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Douglas SBD Dauntless, and Douglas DC-3.

 

We want you to see our new museum FIRST – before it opens to the general public!

Consider becoming a member and receive an exclusive invitation to our Member Preview Event:

Monday, August 28, 4-8pm 

 

With your membership, you not only receive FREE admission to our new amazing facility and exclusive discounts, but also support LSFM’s mission to preserve Texas aviation history in an inspiring educational environment that serves students and visitors of all ages. 

Hurry – you must become a member by August 18 to attend the Preview Event!  Visit us at lonestarflight.org/membership

Once again, welcome aboard. We hope to see you at the new Lone Star Flight Museum! 

 

Other news

Regular readers of From the Flight Deck will remember that last summer the museum received a donation related to the combat career of 2nd Lt. Jack Hillary, one of the pilots who flew the B-17 “Thunderbird” in World War II.

We are looking for passionate aviation enthusiate who want to give back to the Houston community and become a volunteer at the new Lone Star Flight Museum!

Only the second one of its kind in the U.S., the Aviation Learning Center at the Lone Star Flight Museum immerses visitors in the energy and excitement of flight through a hands-on learning experience.