Photowalk: 1940’s Air Terminal Museum, Plane Spotting at Hobby (w/discount)
February 19 @ 9:47 am - 11:47 am
The 1940’s Air Terminal Museum is a beautifully restored Art Deco airport terminal from the days when people wore their best outfits on a plane.
The museum will open their back gates for us so we can photograph plates leaving and arriving from Hobby Airport.
The self-guided museum has all kinds of historical artifacts from commercial aviation history. And their back ramp opens directly onto the Hobby Airport runway, giving you complete open-air access to photograph flights as they arrive and take off.
Occasionally, small aircraft will visit the museum on the weekends, giving you an up-close chance to photograph some interesting planes.
They have offered us a group discount as well. The group discount applies to those who arrive at 9:50 and walk in with us as a group. If you arrive late, we will already be on the tour and you will have to pay full price at the desk.
Make sure any family/friends you plan to bring are included on your RSVP.
The address is
8325 Travelair Street
Houston, Texas 77061
What to bring:
A lot of historical items are behind protective glass, so this is a good event to practice with your circular polarizer to remove unwanted glares.
They do not allow flash photography. I’ve used tripods with various degrees of success, depending on the day, sometimes they allow them and sometimes they ask you to put them away. It kinda depends on how many people are there.
Keep the weather in mind. It can be a bit windy outside on the ramp since there are no buildings or trees.
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