Pilots, Planes, Demonstrations and Activities Take Off
Enjoy a spring break visit to the Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) and glide through the story of flight in the Lone Star State. Clear yourself for takeoff in the cockpit of a Curtiss Jenny or P-51 Mustang. Coast through the collection of historic aircraft in two 30,000 sq. ft. hangars. Take flight into Texas aviation history with the Heritage Gallery and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. The daily flight plan (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) will include flight giveaways on the T-41* (10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., weather permitting), paper airplane design, construction and launch, Knowledge Hunt, and live action simulators in the Aviation Learning Center (additional fee). All activities are free with general admission to the museum. For more info click here: Lone Star Flight Plan.
March 10-11 MEET THE PILOTS – Visit with pilots and crew chiefs who maintain and fly our historic aircraft collection.
Saturday, March 10 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Sunday, March 11 (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
March 12 MECHANIC MONDAY – Learn the nuts and bolts of airplane maintenance from the mechanics and crew chiefs who keep the LSFM fleet airworthy, watch live demonstrations, tour the maintenance shop, and try your hand at turning a screw (or two)!
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
March 13 NATURAL FLYERS – The same forces that keep planes flying also keep birds soaring. The Houston Audubon Society and their live birds of prey demonstrate how nature inspired aviation pioneers.
11 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
March 14 AV8R EXPERIMENTS – Scientists knew about the forces of flight long before manned flight was developed. Visit the Museum to conduct your own experiments using simple materials such as balloons, string and even a deck of cards to learn what makes aircraft lift off and stay aloft.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
March 15 HELICOPTER DAY – Meet the pilots of local helicopter rescue operations including Life Flight, the Houston Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
March 16 PILOT EXPERIENCE – Explore the skies like a real pilot in our Aviation Learning Center. Plan your round-trip flight, “file” an FAA flight plan, and pre-flight a real Mooney M20 Ovation aircraft. Then settle into one of our flight simulators and hit the throttle. FREE one-hour session runs every 30 minutes.
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March 17 DRONE DEMO DAY – Drones are everywhere these days….from amateur enthusiasts to professional racers. LSFM partners with MultiGP (a global, professional, drone racing league) and the FAA for a day of live demonstrations, training, and safety tips.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NON-STOP: SCOUTS HONOR
LSFM offers Scouts an engaging and educational Aviation Merit Badge workshop. This full day workshop (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) is designed for ages 12-18 and provides a hands-on learning experience including fundamentals of flight, aircraft design, model building and flight simulators. Scouts rotate between stations, classes and presentations led by the flight museum staff and Scout Merit Badge Counselors to fulfill the necessary requirements to achieve their Aviation Merit Badge. Upcoming sessions: Saturday, February 24; Saturday, April 7; Saturday, May 12.
As the doors close and the lights dim, your group is in for the flight of a lifetime with an exclusive overnight at the Lone Star Flight Museum. Soar through our doors and experience everything the Museum has to offer including flight simulators, glider building and competition, museum Knowledge Hunt, and movie viewing. Then settle down in the Waltrip Hangar under the wings of our B-17 and fall asleep amongst our historic aircraft collection. Designed for ages 6-12. Available exclusively to groups of 25 – 100 participants.
HIGH FLYING BIRTHDAYS
Whether your child is a future pilot or just looking for a unique experience, LSFM promises a high-flying celebration. Get ready to soar in for a party that will not soon be forgotten! Recommended for ages 6 and up. Packages include museum access, party room, and Knowledge Hunt.
Join Lone Star Flight Museum for Fly In for Story Time featuring an aviation-themed book the first Wednesday and Saturday of every month. Located in the Museum’s Flight Academy Gallery, the reading will be followed by an interactive activity. Recommended for ages 4-8.
*Riders must be age 12+ and riders 12 – 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult
SPRING BREAK FLIGHT PLAN at Lone Star Flight Museum
Dates: Saturday 3/10 through Saturday 3/17, 2018
Times: Vary (see above)
Location: 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston
Admission: Spring Break activities are included with regular admission. In-person, Adults $20; Youth (12-17) $18; Children (4-11) & Seniors over 65 $16; Children under 3 & museum members FREE. Additional discounts available when purchasing online and for groups of 10+, active & retired military, and veterans. www.lonestarflight.org
More than 30 years ago, Lone Star Flight Museum began as a private collection of historic aircraft which the owner decided to publicly display and convert into a non-profit museum.
Hurricane Ike’s devastation in 2008 destroyed and damaged plenty, so Lone Star Flight Museum moved from Galveston to Houston’s Ellington Airport in 2015.
LSFM is a 501(c)(3) aviation museum and STEM learning center with a mission to preserve, educate and inspire. Led by CEO Lt. Gen. (ret) Douglas H. Owens, LSFM’s new $38 million state-of-the-art facility at Houston’s Ellington Airport opened September 16, 2017.
In addition to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, the 130,000 square foot facility will house the Museum’s renowned flying collection of historic aircraft, a $1 million, high-tech Aviation Learning Center and dynamic hands-on exhibits.
LSFM’s vision is to be a world-class educational museum linking an understanding of the past with inspiration for the future. For more information visit www.lonestarflight.org