The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., will hold Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, March 15th.On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 8 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. The open cockpits include the Vietnam era “Huey” helicopter; the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter; the Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon; the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter and more.There also will be hands on activities for the enjoyment of the younger visitors during the event. For the convenience of all, a food vendor will be on site serving sandwiches, snacks and hot & cold drinks. The event will be held inside the Museum’s three large, heated display hangars. Sneakers or rubber-soled shoes are recommended.
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 & an original play by Alison Moncrief Bromage featuring the Connecticut aviation pioneer and daredevil, Charles Hamilton, will be performed at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.The New England Air Museum is located near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For further information call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit www.neam.org.The Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 5 pm. 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.