The Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing and Museum-Houston, Texas

What a cool experience it was to visit The Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing at 18000 Groschke Road, Hanger #B-5, Houston, Texas 77084.  My only complaint…that I didn’t allow enough time to visit it longer as I had a party to attend.  

“The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained, and flew in these airplanes   during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight.” (Source:  www.houstonwing.org)

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The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10am – 3pm. Telephone Number is 281-579-2131

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The Fairchild PT-19 “Cornell” 

The Houston Wing is based at West Houston Airport, in Houston, Texas, USA. The Wing has six CAF aircraft assigned – Lockheed C-60A “Lodestar”, North American AT-6 “Texan”, Consolidated-Vultee BT-13 “Valiant”. Naval Aircraft Factory N3N “Yellow Peril”, Fairchild PT-19A “Cornell” and a major restoration project, a North American L‑17 Navion

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The Fairchild PT-19 “Cornell” 

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“The Houston Wing is now able to offer Historic Flight Experiences in five authentic WWII aircraft; the AT-6 Advanced Trainer, the BT-13 Basic Trainer, the N3N Primary Trainer, the PT-19 Primary Trainer and the C-60 Lodestar! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any aviation enthusiast or history buff!”(Source: http://houstonwing.org/wing-aircraft/historic-flight-experience)

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Meet Mr. Chuck Waters, a volunteer at the Museum.  I am soooo going back when Mr. Waters is there!!! He is truly a fountain of information and is fascinating to converse with if you get an opportunity!
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BT-13 Valiant

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AT-6 Texan

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Want to know more about the Lockheed C-60A (<<— Click here)
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The Lockheed C-60A is a twin-engine transport based on the Model 18 Lodestar

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Want to know more about the Lockheed C-60A (<<— Click here)
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I would LOVE to do this!!!!

N3N Canary

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Be sure to ask Mr. Chuck Waters, gracious volunteer, about his connection to a lot of this museum! Promise you won’t regret it!!!
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Great place to take the family and learn too 🙂 

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The old uniforms are in great condition too!

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Please read about Virginia “Ginny” Rado’s tablecloth below and all the famous folks who signed it during her time as a Red Cross volunteer.  What a great idea she had!

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Pages out of Virginia “Ginny” Rado’s Scrapbook

You are guaranteed to have a great time visiting the Commemorative Air Force Houston Wings! Huge thanks to all the wonderful and giving volunteers that make this possible!!!

Until next time…

Thanks for stopping over!!

Elizabeth and Max

14 thoughts on “The Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing and Museum-Houston, Texas”

  1. Really? Is there anything that is great and fun and you don’t have around Houston? For a change I’d love to see that :-p
    Just kidding. But this sounds like a great place, and the volunteers do a great job too 🙂

    1. I really had no idea that I would love it there soooo much!!! Mr. Waters was pretty instrumental in that part though – really nice and full of knowledge!!!

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