American Airpower Museum Celebrates the End of World War II

Miss Hap, Queen of The Fleet. The North American B-25 Mitchell housed at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York, can be considered the elder royalty of today’s surviving B-25s. Not only was it the fourth B-25 ever built; it also served with the first bombardment group equipped with the Mitchell and is most famous for serving as the executive transport for one of America’s first military aviators- General Henry Harley Arnold - Photo by Greg Morehead

The American Airpower Museum (AAM), Long Island’s only flying military aviation museum, will host a day of precision flying by vintage military aircraft on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5, 2020. Following AAM’s successful Grand Reopening on August 1, 2020, these iconic aircraft return to thrill aviation fans by soaring to new heights. The action will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at AAM’s Hangar 3, at 1230 New Highway in Farmingdale, New York. Visitors are invited to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII (September 2, 1945) and applaud as the AAM honors two WWII Veterans from America’s Greatest Generation. The museum’s WWII bombers and fighters are back with exciting, family-friendly flight demonstrations guaranteed to entertain aviation fans of all ages!

These flights will feature AAM’s Grumman TBM Avenger, two North American T-6 Texans, the AT-28D5 Nomad Vietnam War ground attack aircraft, WACO biplane and, as added attractions, two Cold War-era L-39 Russian jet trainers!  In addition, AAM’s B-25 Mitchell bomber, which recently finished a complete maintenance check, will be on the tarmac to fire up its mighty engines!  Plus there will be tours of AAM’s Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II – the mighty ‘Warthog’.

AAM’s Manager, Lawrence Starr, will narrate each flight performance over our public address system. In between flights, you can get up close and personal with the museum’s fleet of WWII aircraft, jet fighters and other exhibits. Admission for Adults is $13, Seniors & Veterans $10 and Children $8. Due to the need for social distancing, admission will be limited to first come/first served; a maximum attendance of 150 persons will be allowed on the outdoor ramp area. Visitors MUST wear face masks and have temperatures digitally taken at the entrance. So bring your own lunch, hang out and enjoy the AAM experience!

If you can’t join us on September 5th, please help AAM offset major financial losses incurred during our Covid-19 shutdown, by using a secure PayPal link at: www.americanairpowermuseum.com/donate/ to make a tax-deductible contribution — NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL — For more information on corporate donations, please call Jacky Clyman, AAM executive vice president, at (917) 690-1965 or jacky@cockpitusa.com.


Below is the beautiful Warbird Digest cover for issue #87. The uniquely historic B-25 Mitchell Miss HAP, operated by the American Airpower Museum captured for Warbird Digest through the lens of Greg Morehead. You can buy this issue at https://warbirddigest.com

 

 

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