Galleries

The Lone Star Flight Museum showcases a rich collection of permanent galleries and interactive experiences, as well as rotating exhibitions on aviation history, technology and more.

 

Texas Aviation Heritage

The Texas Aviation Heritage Gallery is a chronological walk through the history of aviation in Texas. Dive deeper into the story of flight in the Lone Star State through rich graphic panels and interactive touch-screens to learn more about the military training, civilian aviation, commercial endeavors, aviation manufacturing and all the ways Texas continues to influence the world of flight.


 

Flight Academy

The flight Academy introduces visitors to the foundations of flight and aircraft design with hands-on exhibits including three replica cockpits, two hang glider simulators and theatrical films about the principles and history of flight development.

 

Waltrip and Heritage Hangars

Panels detailing the history of aircraft, manufacturing and aviation training in Texas, as well propeller and engine exhibits line the walls of our Heritage and Waltrip Hangars. Filled with our historic aircraft, the Heritage and Waltrip Hangars also feature, a Norden bomb-sight, service vehicles, WWII command car, MUTT service Jeep, and interactive touchscreens with view of cockpits. Get a birds-eye view of our hangars and exhibits from one of TWO overlooks.

 

Milestones and Moments: The Aviation Art of Douglas Ettridge (Temporary)

Coveted by pilots and collectors alike, the Milestones and Moments features 21 original paintings by English aviation artist Douglas Ettridge (1927-2009) who is considered one of the masters of the field.  Among the featured images are major milestones in flight such as Lindbergh’s arrival over Paris and the arrival of the Graf Zeppelin at Los Angeles during its around-the-world voyage, as well as simple moments like a sunny Sunday afternoon at Glendale, California’s Grand Central Air Terminal in 1932, during aviation’s “Golden Age.”The paintings are accompanied by illustrated descriptive panels that give visitors an opportunity to learn more about the aviators, aircraft and events, that shaped the history of aviation.