New England Air Museum to Hold Open Cockpit Event

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The New England Air Museum will hold its next Open Cockpit event on Sunday, June 15th, Father’s Day. Visitors may climb into the cockpits of up to twelve vintage aircraft in the museum as well as a full-motion flight simulator, and two static flight simulators. The aircraft currently scheduled  for opening to the public include a North American F-100 Super Sabre, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, Fairchild A-10 “Warthog”, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, several helicopters and more. There will be additional hands on activities for younger visitors during the event as well, and for the convenience of all, a food vendor will be on site all day.

Also on June 15th, NEAM will host two presentations of a lecture about Amelia Earhart in front of the Air Museum’s Lockheed Electra 10-A, an aircraft very similar to the one in which Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared during their world circumnavigation attempt in 1937. The presentations will occur at 11:30AM & 1:30PM. Also available on the day of the event will be the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot which provides visitors with a high tech flight experience.

Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $11 for seniors 65 and up and $6.50 for ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305.

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