Aviation Museums

and airworthy collections

USA

Lone Star Flight Museum

11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston, TX 77034 (Houston Ellington Field Airport)

The Museum originally began as a private collection of historic aircraft in 1985. As the collection grew, it's owner decided to place them on public display in 1990. The Lone Star Flight Museum, a non-profit organisation funded entirely through private donations, was formed. Formerly located in Galveston, the museum suffered heavy damage and devastation during Hurricane Ike in September 2008. Most of the airworthy aircraft were flown out before the hurricane hit, however the remaining exhibits were either destroyed or heavily damaged. The museum subsequently decided to move to Ellington Airport in Houston where it's current state of the art facility was opened on 16th September 2017 housing the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, an airworthy collection of historic aircraft plus a high-tech Aviation Learning Center with dynamic hands-on exhibits.

Date of visit: 19th October 2018 (external images taken during Wings of Houston 2018)

Anderson Greenwood AG-14

N3904K

Beechcraft D-17S Staggerwing

NC666TX

Beechcraft Baron B-58

N124TJ

Bell TAH-1P Cobra

76-22599 / N599HF (on loan from the Vietnam War Flight Museum)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

44-85718 '238050/BN-U/2C Thunderbird' / N900RW (ex G-FORT)

Boeing N2S-3 Kaydet

7718 '084' / N84LK

Boeing N2S-5 Kaydet

38490 / N75272

Cessna T-41 Mescalero

US Army 15132 / N15138 (converted Cessna 172E Skyhawk)

1911 Curtiss Triad

replica

Douglas A-1D Skyraider

USAF 126882 / N91945 (on loan from the Vietnam War Flight Museum)

Douglas DC-3

2213 / displayed as N25673 Continental Airlines

Douglas A-24B Dauntless

42-54682 (displayed as SBD 82 / S9) / N93RW

Fairchild PT-19 Cornell

274351 '24' / N1941N (ex 42-20182)

Foland Gnat mk T.1

NX1CL (ex XR991, G-BOXO) (on loan from the Vietnam War Flight Museum)

General Motors TBM-3E Avenger

N700RW / 69329 / RW

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

51-6953 / TR-953 / N648 (Collings Foundation Vietnam Memorial Flight)

Mooney M20R Ovation

N20XR (Mooney Hangar)

North American B-25N Mitchell

Displayed in the colors of the Doolittle Raiders 02344 (ex-44-86734 'Special Delivery') / N333RW

North American SNJ-5 Texan

ANG 04566 / N566TX

PZL-Mielec Lim-6bis 'Fresco-C' (MiG-17F)

N17HQ (on loan from the Vietnam War Flight Museum)

Piper L-4H Grasshopper

45-4900 'DE' / N5985V

Piper J3C-65 Cub

NC85GG

Piper J3C-65 Cub

44-W / N798CP?

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

44-90368 / IA-N 'Tarheel Hal' 433240 / N4747P

Sikorsky S-76A++

N778P

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

42-14999 / N68MH

Vought F4U-5N Corsair

121881 / N43RW

Also seen around Houston Ellington Field Airport

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

‘996’ / NX996 (operated by Marine Aviation Museum Inc.)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21US

4502 / N221MG (owned by Marine Aviation Museum Inc.)

Grumman S-2A Tracker

USN 133242 / N31957 (owned by the Collins Foundation)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

52-6455 (ate Guard to American Legion Post 490)

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker

N930NA (NASA)