Lone Star Flight Museum is a world renowned aviation museum located in Galveston, Texas. The museum is home to numerous examples of restored aircraft and is a great place to go to learn about the history of the planes and of aviation as a whole.
The museum is housed in a huge aircraft hanger, the perfect place to have an aviation museum. It was originally started as a private aircraft collection, but when the collection grew to such a size it was decided to open the museum to the public, and is a great example of some of the most prominent historical aircraft around.
Today, the museum is home to over 40 historic aircraft as well as some 1,500 aviation artifacts, including numerous historic photographs and examples of how aviation has changed in the last century.
There are both bombers and fighter planes including the Spitfire, P-47, B-17, B-58 and the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider, to name but a few. All are wonderful examples of vintage planes and come with a detailed history of their use.
Various other exhibits can also be seen, including the Dee & Betty Howard Aviation Art Collection containing over 90 pieces. There are also several military and civilian vehicles on display, some dating back as far as World War II.
The museum also runs flight experiences to give people a real chance to experience flying in a vintage bomber or fighter plane. Flight experiences can be enjoyed in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, T-6 Texan or PT-17 Stearman. Contact the museum to see how and when you can experience flying in one of these incredible machines.
The museum also offers educational programs to get the chance to learn even more about aviation history. Group tours can be pre-arranged and can be tailored to suit the people visiting, and there are many programs aimed particularly at students. It's also home to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame which showcases a number of displays and exhibits all aimed at increasing visitors' knowledge of aviation history.
The gift shop has plenty of gifts and souvenirs to remind people of their visit. There are also historical and educational items, and military items to please the most avid history fans. The museum also plays host to a number of special events and exhibits throughout the year, and even runs several air shows so visitors can see these stunning planes at their best. The museum is open throughout the year from 9am until 5pm daily.
The Lone Star Flight Museum is a must-see for any aviation fan. Not only is it home to a great selection of historic planes but it also hosts many air shows throughout the year and even gives visitors the chance to fly in some of them, offering the ultimate aviation experience. It's well worth a trip for anyone in the area who has an interest in aviation or history as a whole.
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