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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

Conduct your own Bernoulli-inspired experiments using simple materials such as balloons, string and even a deck of cards to learn what makes aircraft lift off and stay aloft.

PT-17 Stearman Bi-Plane

Every week this summer one of our aircraft will be the star of the show! Get “behind the chains” with our docents, learn exclusive aircraft history, and even see them start up on our ramp! (weather permitting) 

Japanese Carrier Hiryu

Join our Museum curator as we discuss the Battle of Midway, Sunday, June 3 at 1:30 pm!