The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is one of the best location to view aircraft operations at Hobby Airport.
Admission is $5.00 during normal business hours. There are several benches located on the "back porch" with full views of the field.
While all operations can be viewed from this location, the best photographic opportunities will be aircraft landing on RWY 12R, 12L, and 17.
Also, runway 17 and it's parallel taxiway run adjacent to the museum offering exceptional close-ups of corporate aircraft.
Respect personal property and obey any posted signs.
Spotting from behind the fence at the museum does not require prior approval, however, if you have any questions regarding security at Hobby, contact Hobby Security Dispatch at: 713-845-6555.
The 1940 Air Terminal Museum provides photographers access to its ramp area on special occasions, usually the Wings and Wheels event on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Additionally, the Museum has special photographic events which can yield unusual access and opportunities.
If you are not spotting from one of the locations listed on this spotting guide, then you are likely on private property and should not spot there. Call Hobby airport security at 713-845-6555 with any questions regarding security at Hobby airport.
Inquire at the Museum, or check its website: www.1940airterminal.org
Examples of photos taken from the 1940 Air Terminal Museum: