Open Cockpit Day at New England Air Museum offers special activities like climb aboard experiences in historic aircraft; flight simulators; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, and much more! A variety of aircraft will be open for visitors including the WWII era Republic P-47D, the Vietnam War era Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter, as well as supersonic jet fighters including the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter, Lockheed F-104C Starfighter and the Sikorsky Skycrane.
Not only will visitors be able to enter several of our aircraft, but they will also see and learn about other flying things – Animals in Flight – thanks to our friends at Beardsley Zoo and Old Newgate Prison. This event will feature educational programming, fun hands-on activities and of course our collection of historic aircraft brought to life by our volunteer docents.
The New England Air Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed on Mondays during the winter season. Admission is $12.50 for ages 12 and up, $11.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7.00 for ages 4 to 11. New England Air Museum members and children under 3 are admitted free. Discounted admission is available for veterans and active duty military personnel. For more information and directions to the museum, please visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305. The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut adjacent to Bradley International Airport.
The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England comprised of three large public hangars, outdoor exhibits, and more than 100 aircraft ranging from early airships and flying machines to supersonic jets and helicopter. NEAMs mission is to celebrate and preserve New England’s air and space heritage. The museum offers special events and programs including open cockpits, flight simulators, and tons of hands-on family fun. The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information please visit www.neam.org, call (860) 623-3305 or find us on Facebook.