In observance of Memorial Day, the American Airpower Museum continues its annual Arsenal of Democracy Warbird events, with vintage military aircraft performing aerial demonstrations on Friday, May 26th, and over Jones Beach on Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th. AAM’s warbirds include a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Douglas C-47 Skytrain troop transport, Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber, North American P-51D Mustang Fighter, and two AT-6 Texan trainers. Once again, three visiting Navy EA-18G Growlers will be parked on AAM’s ramp, subject to other military commitments.
If you can’t make it to Jones Beach, watch these awe-inspiring aircraft as they take off to perform practice flybys over Republic Airport all day on Friday, May 26th. Get up close and personal with these historic bombers and fighters of yesteryear! Then join us at AAM to catch even more aerial action on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th, as they take off to perform in the air show! Flight experiences are also available each day on one of AAM’s AT-6 Texans plus the red WACO Biplane! Park for FREE in AAM’s lot or along New Highway. Food and Ice Cream trucks will be available onsite. AAM is also open Monday, Memorial Day, closing at 4:00 p.m.
According to AAM President Jeff Clyman, the goal for this three-day extravaganza is two-fold. “To honor the men and women of the ‘Greatest Generation’ who built, maintained and piloted the iconic warbirds of yesteryear, in a bold defense of freedom during World War II, as well as active-duty military, reservists and the national guard, who continue this mission to our present day.” Clyman said that public support strengthens AAM’s mission to educate the next generation about American military aviation history, and also helps maintain the museum’s iconic aircraft. “Help keep ‘em flying,” he added.
As a special promotion, every paying museum guest (18 and over) throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, is entitled to win a Cockpit USA “made in the USA” leather flight jacket. Cockpit USA, the sponsor of the American Airpower Museum, is an official supplier to the United States Air Force of A-2 leather flight jackets!
Hours for all three days are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No tickets or preregistration are required. Regular admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and veterans, and $12 for children ages 5-12. Arrive early and stay all day. Three days of action guaranteed to thrill aviation fans of all ages! Don’t forget your cameras or smartphones. The American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, Hangar 3, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735.
The American Airpower Museum is an aviation museum located on the landmarked former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY. The Museum maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory’s history. The Museum is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Educational Foundation Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. For more information, visit www.americanairpowermuseum.com