The Herd goes Vintage

The Herd and I visited the 1940 Air Terminal Museum

for the annual Houston Vintage Festival

VintageTakingFlight

First, we checked out the air terminal that is chocked full of commercial airline memorabilia.

 

VintageHelicopter

The terminal was interesting, but the hangar was more fun. We clamored aboard the 1958 Sikorsky S-58 N887 from St. Louis Helicopters.

VintageAmbrose

Ambrose went straight up to the cockpit and learned that the pilot’s seat is on the right, because of the pitch of the blade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageEunice

Are you sure you want to open the fuel valve Eunice?

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageFabio

Fabio searched and searched for something shiny and found this propeller blade, it’ll do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageDharma

Dharma was drawn to the patterns of this Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engine.

 

 

 

 

 

VintageBertrand

The planes brought out my little daredevils. Bertrand is ready for take off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageAnnie

Move over Evel Knievel, here comes an itty-bitty Annie Oakley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageSimultor4

Next, they took on one of the flight simulators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageSimultor1

Fuel gauges, checked… Parking brake, off…. Engine, checked. Flight attendants, please prepare for take off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageSimultor3

No worries, Cindiloo has the air brake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VintageSimultor2

Eunice thinks she makes an appropriate gauge replacement. I’m not so sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many cool things to see here, but what a silly way to travel. Wormholes are much faster.

There are so many cool things to see here, but what a silly way to travel. Wormholes are more efficient.