Share 00:00 /01:47 X Listen – / 6A new $35 million, 130,000-square-foot facility is under construction at Ellington.Retired Lt. General Douglas Owens is in charge of the logistics of that move, as well as the museum’s ongoing success. “If you go out to Ellington Field today, you will see the walls of the first two hangars that are standing. You’ll see the iron going up for the roof. So it is looking like a museum,” Owens says. Owens says the new museum will highlight science and history for students and aviation enthusiasts. The Galveston location opened about 25 years ago, but technology for museums has improved significantly. “It’s going to be a 21st century state-of-the-art museum, with exhibits that are up-to-date and that are exciting to view and be part of. And it’s going to inspire the young people of Houston toward careers in aviation, and help them appreciate that they will stand on the very broad shoulders of the great Americans that pioneered aviation in Texas and America,” Owens says. The collection at the Lone Star Flight Museum is rare because most of the aircraft are flyable. Their B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt and other vintage aircraft often participate in airshows across the country. Owens says when the time comes, they’ll be flown the 30 miles from Galveston to their new home. “It will be an orchestration and a ballet — an aerial ballet, if you will — as we bring everything in. It might not happen all at once because we will use our volunteer pilot force that will help ferry those aircraft from Galveston up. So it’ll be a short flight, but a momentous one, as we open the doors to the new museum,” Owens says. The new Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington is scheduled to open by next summer. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Join the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group for their annual luncheon benefiting the wax figure of Henrietta Lacks for the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum on Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. Roland Pattillo, team leader for the development of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The luncheon will be held at the Fleming Senior Center, 641 Main Street, Turner Station, Maryland. For ticket information contact Arkia Wade-Gowins at 904-614-3238 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brazilian airline VRG has taken a further step toward integrating itself with fellow international airlines by signing up to Sabre Airline Solutions.Joining a host of leading airlines in the GDS specialist’s customer community, VRG will not only look to improve customer services through the SabreSonic suite, but will also be able to share technology with fellow member airlines.Lincoln Amano, VRG’s commercial director, said: “VRG believes SabreSonic capabilities, such as Automated Exchange and Refund, Frequent Traveler Profiles, traveler Check-In and many other features located within an easy-to-use graphical user interface, will help the carrier enhance productivity.”The move builds on VRG’s recent interline deals with key European airlines. The agreement helped to cement the Brazilian flag-carrier’s European operations by simplifying two-part ticketing process for flights to the European destinations served by its new partners. The airline has also announced agreements with TAP Portugal as well as China Airlines, Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines.Joining the Sabre community will also serve to shift VRG’s focus away from Brazil, with Sabre Airline Solutions responsible for the maintenance of equipment and servers for a platform that will not be installed locally.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlybe announces interline ticketing partnershipsFlybe announces interline ticketing partnershipsEuropean airlines seal interline partnershipsA series of developments have this week seen European airlines reinforce their links with major international partners.Silverjet spreads fares on SabreSilverjet has announced a new agreement that will see its airfares launched onto further global distribution systems.