Excited future pilots showing off their Little Pilot Crafts at the Lone Star Flight Museum. (Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum)
The Lone Star Flight Museum welcomes members and guests Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - May 30). Visitors can get into "airplane mode" this Memorial Day weekend with hangar talks, aircraft tours, Little Pilot activities, and more at the Lone Star Flight Museum.
Schedule of special events:
Howard 250 Tours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Little Pilot Crafts: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Battleship Texas Gunner Trailer: Experience the equipment of the Navy battleship, USS Texas, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Battleship Hangar Talks: Learn the history and significance of the first battleship declared a US National Historic Landmark, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Marshalling Class: Learn the signals that direct aircraft, then test your skills. 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Free Flight Simulators: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Airplane Art: Get crafty with activities for all ages, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Free Douglas DC-3 Tours: Step back in time with a tour inside this vintage airliner, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free NASA Rover Tours: Step inside the Small Pressurized Rover, designed for future planetary exploration, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Straw Rockets Activity: Engineer your own mini-rocket, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Space Shuttle Simulator Hangar Talk: Hear the role that this simulator played on history and space exploration, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Space Shuttle Simulator Tour: Step inside the original simulator that trained all Space Shuttle crews, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Annual memberships starting at $40 and general admission tickets from $12 to $18 per person are available online and at the museum. Those who join or renew their membership by May 31 will be entered to win a flight in the museum’s PT-17 Stearman open cockpit airplane.