Step up to the colorful early history of commercial flight at Lone Star Flight Museum’s Welcome Aboard

Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

Explore vintage aircraft, original pilot and flight attendant uniforms, and early industry in-flight amenities at Lone Star Flight Museum’s brand new Summer 2021 exhibit, Welcome Aboard, through Sunday, August 29, 2021. 

In the 21st century, air travel is a way of life around the world. However, early air travel was limited to the wealthy and was considered an elite luxury.

Today, it’s uncommon to find someone that has not flown in a commercial, private, executive, military, or cargo plane. Aviation elevated all commerce, but early commercial aircraft not only transformed leisure and business travel, it also added a touch of class and clout to those that were lucky enough to experience it.

A community collaboration with Mid-America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant, Texas; the 1940s Air Terminal Museum; and United Airlines, Welcome Aboard showcases LSFM’s two commercial aircraft in the existing collection, as well a rare Travelair 6000 on loan from Mid-America Flight Museum.

The aircraft stories illustrate the process of how these incredible machines were transformed from aviation heroes of World War II into a newly created industry that took civilian travel to the skies, in style. 

Welcome Aboard at Lone Star Flight Museum

Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

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