New England Air Museum – Open Cockpit & Veterans Day Program – Nov. 8th

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A veteran stands in front of the New England Air Museum’s AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter during a previous event. (photo via NEAM)

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut will hold its annual Veterans Day Event “A Tribute to our Veterans, Servicemen & Servicewomen” on Sunday, November 8th, 2015.

Visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one with veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan. They will also have the chance to sit in the cockpits of a number of combat aircraft including the F-100 Super Sabre, P-47 Thunderbolt, a UH-1 Iroquois and others.

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A veteran sits in front of the museum’s unique XF4U-4 Corsair during a previous event at the New England Air Museum. (photo via NEAM)

Additionally, representatives of several relevant organizations will be on hand; including Department of Veterans Affairs, New Haven Veteran Center and others that offer service and support to active servicemen, servicewomen, their families and veterans. The organization’s representatives will supply detailed information about their programs.

Museum educators will provide hands-on activities for younger visitors and the museum’s Flight Sim Spot full-flight simulator experience will be available throughout most of the day. For the convenience of visitors, a food vendor will be on site serving sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

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Active service members at a previous museum event. (photo via NEAM)

The New England Air Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut adjacent to Bradley International Airport. Take I-91 north or south to CT. exit 40 (Route 20) to Route 75 north. Admission is $12.50 for ages 12 and up, $11.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7.00 for ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305. Veterans and active service personnel will be admitted free all weekend and on Veterans Day.

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