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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.

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F-6C Mustang Fighter

For 100 years, members of the military service have readied themselves at Ellington Air Field, poised to respond in service to their country

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Ellington Centennial

There are very few operations of any kind that can accurately claim to be “hitting their stride” at the age of 100, but that is most definitely the case in regards to Ellington Airport (EFD).

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Tarheel P-47

When the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt took to the skies for the first time on May 6, 1941 it was nothing like any other fighter aircraft that the United States had ever fielded before.