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Lone Star Flight Museum Coming
to Ellington Airport


April 3, 2014



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The Lone Star Museum is home to one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation.
The Houston City Council recently approved a 40-year deal to bring the Lone Star Flight Museum to the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Ellington Airport (EFD). Museum officials estimate construction will begin in about 18 months and hope to have the museum open by spring 2016.

The Lone Star Museum is home to one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation. Over 40 restored aircraft are on display at the museum and include WWII Fighters, Bombers, Liaison Trainers, and Executive Planes.

“We believe the pairing of the rich history of Ellington Airport with one of the finest aviation collections in the nation will make the Lone Star Museum a great attraction in Houston for years to come,” said Chuck Farina, Interim General Manager at Ellington Airport. “The Houston Airport System is very much looking forward to the Lone Star Museum’s arrival at Ellington.”

The design for the new space at Ellington includes a 125,000 square foot building with hangar space, an auditorium and a restaurant. Preliminary artist renderings entail an oversized hangar space with outdoor raised patios that provide open views of the sky.

The museum location will provide important educational opportunities for Houston-area students. Houston ISD’s Ross Sterling Aviation High School, a magnet school that focuses on aviation science, is located just minutes from Ellington.

The Lone Star Museum is currently located at Scholes International Airport (GLS) in Galveston, TX and attracts 50,000 visitors each year. For more information on the Lone Star Museum, click here.
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