The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is always full of activities, and 2015 is no exception. The museum is famous for opening up several of its aircraft up to visitors in most months. They will hold their first Open Cockpit Day of 2015 on Sunday, January 18th. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to ten vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. Aircraft open to visitors will include the museum’s Bell UH-1B Iroquois, North American F-100A Super Sabre, Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard, Dassault HU-25A Falcon, Lockheed F-104C Starfighter and more.
As an added feature, the Wings & Wheels Modelers Club will present a plastic scale model show featuring hundreds of model airplanes, military vehicles, figures, ship and cars. There will be ongoing demonstrations by modelers who will be working on and building models throughout the day. 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 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.