How would you like to be the proud owner of a beautifully restored, airworthy antique aircraft — and only pay $50 for it?
It could happen, if you hold the winning ticket in the 1940 Air Terminal Museum raffle.
The museum, located at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, is raffling off a 1947 Cessna 140. The red over silver tailwheel airplane took home the award for “Best Continuously Maintained Antique” from EAA AirVenture in 2004.
Tickets are available for $50 each. No more than 2,500 tickets will be sold. The drawing takes place July 19, 2008, at the museum’s annual Wings and Wheels open house.
Proceeds from the raffle will be used to support the museum.
“At the museum we meet people, every day, who have always dreamed of flying,” explained Museum President Drew Coats. “This contest will give one lucky winner the chance to realize that dream and enjoy the freedom and adventure that comes with owning his or her own airplane. It also will provide a vital and sustainable source for the day-to-day operations as our young museum grows.”
The museum is located in the renovated art deco terminal at the airport. Exhibits include uniforms, models, photographs and other artifacts from the Golden Age of air travel. The museum also is home to a 1940 Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar. The museum is operated by the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society.
For more information: 1940AirTerminal.org