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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

Most people who know about aviation history and the Second World War know of the Tuskegee Airmen; the pioneering group of Black pilots trained at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, who went on to fly and fight in the skies over Europe. 

Join us March 10 - 17 for daily activities and demonstrations that will make your family soar! All activities are FREE with your paid museum admission.

"Fly in for Story Time" Lands at the Lone Star Flight Museum with "Violet the Pilot".