On Sunday, October 13th the Museum will hold an Open Cockpit Day. Visitors can climb into up to 12 aircraft including the A-10 Warthog, the P-47 Thunderbolt, the DC-3 airliner, jet fighters, helicopters and more. On this day the Museum is also pleased to host the Second Annual Great New England RC Swap Meet. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of RC aviation from area remote control airplane enthusiasts. All types of RC aircraft, parts, and accessories will be available for purchase. Members of the Wintonbury Flying Club will have available RC simulators for visitors to try. Learn about local RC clubs and how to become a member. This event is co-sponsored by the Wintonbury Flying Club and is included with Museum admission.
In November for the Veterans Day Program the Museum will host Tribute to our Veterans, Servicemen and Servicewomen. The event will be held on Sunday, November 10th. Visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one with veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. They will also have the chance to sit in the cockpits of a number of combat aircraft including the F-100 Super Sabre, the WWII Thunderbolt, the Huey Helicopter, the Cobra Helicopter and more. Additionally, there will be on hand representatives of numerous organizations that offer service & support to active servicemen, servicewomen, their families and veterans. They will provide 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.
On this day and on each day in November all veterans and active service personnel will be admitted FREE OF CHARGE.
Located adjacent to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, the Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England.The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars and outdoor display area, as well as an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms and personal memorabilia. Plan a visit today to check out exciting aircraft, displays, exhibits and programs that are perfect for all ages!
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