Explore H-Town’s aviation history at Lone Star Flight Museum’s Ellington Day

Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

Celebrate all things Ellington Field this Spring Break at a special event at Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10am to 4pm.

Capping off a week of Spring Break fun, Ellington Day honors the storied aviation history of Ellington Field, home to LSFM.

Visitors can look forward to seeing extra aircraft and vehicles; appearances from military, science, and aviation experts; info booths, demos, a presentation about Ellington’s history; and more.

Mark Lardas, author of Images of Aviation: Ellington Field, will give an engaging talk and discuss the area’s history and the role the field has played in modern flight at 11am.

Meanwhile, from 11am to 3pm. kids can learn what it’s like to be a pilot by taking the stick in flight free simulators and learn about the Mooney Hangar and how it functioned.

Participating Groups & Organization at Ellington Day

  • United States Air Force 147th Attack Wing
  • Ellington Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
  • San Jacinto College EDGE Center
  • NASA Robotics Competition Team 118: the Robonauts
  • Ellington Field Fire Station
  • United States Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • United States Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Houston Airport Systems–Houston Spaceport
  • Houston Police Department Canine Unit
  • Mark Lardas, author of Images of Aviation: Ellington Field
  • Lone Star Flight Museum volunteers

Get more information about Ellington Day at Lone Star Flight Museum on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

Ellington Day at Lone Star Flight Museum

147th Reconnaissance Wing at Ellington Field | Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

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