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The Lone Star Flight Museum Makes its New Home at Ellington Field

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The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) recently made its move from its original home in Galveston, Texas to its new residence at Ellington Airport. With its grand opening on September 2 delayed due to Hurricane Harvey, the $38 million facility made its grand opening the weekend of September 16.

In its new home, the Lone Star Flight Museum has also grown in size as it now offers twice the information as the one located in Galveston. This world-class museum brings this history of aviation to the present as it takes you on a journey to the past while providing technology and informational classes inspiring you into the future.

“Today the Museum displays over 40 historically significant aircraft and over 1500 artifacts that demonstrate the quantum leap in technology – from gliders to space – over the past century,” shares its website.

Soaring to New Heights

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Recently, the LSFM took members of the media on a flight from Galveston to Ellington in preparation for its grand opening on September 2.

“The Lone Star Flight Museum, also home to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, suffered flood damage when Ike pounded Galveston in September 2008. Authorities later decided to relocate to Houston to be farther from Gulf of Mexico storms,” shared abc13.com in a recent story.

The Hanger Overlooks

Lone Star Flight Museum
Photo: Sonia Ramirez

Probably, the most exciting part of the LSFM is the hanger which houses an impressive collection of vintage aircraft, along with aviation memorabilia and artifacts from years past. You’ll see a Boeing B17 Flying Fortress, a Douglas DC-3, and a Bell TAH-1P Cobra among other unique findings.

The larger-than-life rooms housing this collection of historic aircraft are also surrounded with photos and history of those who bravely fought in wars to protect our country.

There are displays of wooden propellers, engines used in various planes, and history and photos on various bomber aircraft used for each war. There’s also information and photos on the women pilots of World War II. The WASP, as they were known, are highlighted, and their missions shared among the many other stories of the wars.

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