Lone Star Flight Museum

Get an up-close look at historic aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-25 Mitchell, experience the exhilaration of flight, and discover the history of aviation in Texas at the Lone Star Flight Museum.

Located at Ellington Airport in Houston, the museum has 130,000 square feet of interactive and educational exhibits, a stunning collection of vintage planes, and much more.

If you’re an aviation aficionado, or you simply want to see and experience something amazing, plan a visit to the Lone Star Flight Museum. 

As a fan of flight, you’re probably wondering which warbirds are on display at the museum. For starters, it features a 30,000-square-foot hangar home to the two aforementioned bombers that created legends of their own during World War II. Joining these two aircraft is a P-47 Thunderbolt, F4U-5 Corsair, Douglas SBD Dauntless, Grumman F6F Hellcat, and several vintage civilian and military training planes.

When you’re done admiring these classics, explore the museum’s three fascinating galleries. Step inside The Flight Academy to learn about the foundations of aircraft design through hands-on exhibits like three replica cockpits and two hang glider simulators. Walk through the history of flight in Texas at the Texas Aviation Heritage Gallery, and “meet” some of the most prominent men and women in the business at the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.

These galleries are augmented by the Aviation Learning Center, where you can experience aviation training and pilot a simulated flight. Along with all of this, the Lone Star Flight Museum has S.T.E.M. Education Programs designed to ignite a passion for aviation through classes, tours, and hands-on learning experiences.

Lone Star Flight Museum Flight Experiences

Have you ever dreamed of soaring in a B-17? Thanks to the Lone Star Flight Museum’s Flight Experiences, you can turn that fantasy into a reality. The B-17 is just one of several planes that you can ride in, ranging from the Flying Fortress and a B-25 to smaller flyers like the North American T-6 Texan used to prepare World War II pilots for combat. These flights depart from the museum’s location at Ellington Airport, offering the perfect complement to your visit to the Lone Star Flight Museum.

Flight Experiences can be scheduled by calling 1-888-359-5736 or by filling out this online form.

With plenty of aviation history to explore and displays of rare warplanes to admire, a trip to the Lone Star Flight Museum is a must for history buffs and flight enthusiasts of all ages.

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