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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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Get ready for some hops, props and BBQ! Guests will be treated to world-class championship BBQ, and a variety of craft beer from Houston’s best breweries, situated among the museum’s vintage historic aircraft collection.

What could be better than watching your favorite aviation movies in an actual airplane hangar!

Explore the skies like a real pilot this Friday as part of our Pilot Experience beginning Friday, August 10 at 10 am!