New England Air Museum – Open Cockpit Day, Oct.11th

A young woman introduces her daughter to the cockpit of the NEAM Republic Seabee. Under careful supervision, this is a marvelous way to introduce a child to the life-long adventure aviation can provide. (photo via NEAM)
A young woman introduces her daughter to the cockpit of the NEAM Republic Seabee. Under careful supervision, this is a marvelous way to introduce a child to the life-long adventure aviation can provide. (photo via NEAM)
A young woman introduces her daughter to the cockpit of the NEAM Republic RC-3 Seabee. Under careful supervision, this is a marvelous way to introduce a child to the life-long adventure aviation can provide. (photo via NEAM)

Press Release:

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. will hold three events on Sunday, October 11th, 2015.

The first event is the Fall Open Cockpit Day. Visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to twelve aircraft. These will likely include the museum’s UH-1B Iroquois, F-100A Super Sabre, HH-52A Seaguard, F-104C Starfighter and several more.

The second event of the day will be the 4th Annual Great New England RC Swap Meet. This event is co-sponsored by the Wintonbury Flying Club and is included with Museum admission. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn all aspects of RC aviation from remote control airplane enthusiasts. All types of RC aircraft, parts and accessories will be available for purchase. RC simulators will be available for visitors to try.

An image from a previous RC Aircraft Swap Meet at the New England Air Museum. (photo via NEAM)
An image from a previous RC Aircraft Swap Meet at the New England Air Museum. (photo via NEAM)

The Museum Gift Shop will also conduct a used book and magazine sale at bargain prices!

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.

The Open Cockpit program runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the Museum and Gift Shop staying open until 5:00 PM. 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. Sneakers or rubber-soled shoes are recommended. The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, Conn. adjacent to Bradley International Airport. Take I-91 north or south to CT. exit 40 (Route 20) to Route 75 north.

For more information, visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305.

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