But all of this came to a halt, in 2008, when Hurricane Ike’s high winds and high water pummeled the Galveston coastline. Some of the aircraft were flown further inland, but the museum’s structure sustained damage and the storm surge brought in 6-8 feet of saltwater. Substantial damage was made to historical static displays, but major damage was made to the aircraft by the saltwater, the muck that came along with the storm surge, or by floating into walls.
Artist rendering of the new Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field, [Lone Star Flight Museum]
On November 9, 2015, the Lone Star Flight Museum broke ground on it’s new $35mil museum at Ellington Airport. The 130,000 square-foot location, located at 11551 Aerospace Avenue, will house the historical aircraft, the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, a technology aviation learning center, and opportunities to purchase flights aboard several aircraft.
Former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar (third from right) joins Ellington Airport and Lone Star Flight Museum officials to break ground for the new 130,000 square foot facility in Houston. (collectSPACE)
For more information about the Lone Star Flight Museum, visit its website and Facebook page.
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