Back to news listing

Ellington Soars!

Waltrip Hangar with Banners

New Building Nears Completion

We are now within one week of pursuing our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Houston and substantial completion of the building's construction, as certified by the architect. The HVAC (heating, ventilation and cooling) system is operational and the construction fence has been removed. Exhibit fabrication has been completed in the Aviation Learning Center including ten flight simulators, a fully assembled Mooney 20R Ovation, and our own air traffic control tower. Supergraphic wall murals have been hung throughout the museum including the Warbird Ready Room and both hangars. Landscaping is complete and all of our plant and trees were approved by Ellington Airport & the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, ensuring we don't attract new species or greater numbers of birds and wildlife, which can pose a hazard to airport operations. It's hard to believe that this building is near completion - next step is to install our galleries and bring up the aircraft collection.

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.