New England Air Museum


New England Air Museum

Coordinates: 41°56′50″N 72°41′29″W / 41.947147°N 72.691501°W / 41.947147; -72.691501

New England Air Museum
New England Air Museum is located in Connecticut
Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
Established 1959
Location Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Type

Museum icon Aviation.png

Aviation Museum
Director Michael P. Speciale
Website http://www.neam.org/

The New England Air Museum (NEAM) is located at Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA. The museum is housed in three large display buildings consisting of more than 75,000 square feet (7,000 m2) of exhibit space. In fair weather, the outside storage yard is available for touring as well.

Exhibits include the history of Sikorsky Aircraft, early war aircraft, early French aviation featuring the Lafayette Escadrille, a history of air mail, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Flying Mollisons, and the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial. A new exhibit geared toward children, KidsPort, opened on May 13, 2009. KidsPort is a joint project between NEAM and CATAVIA, LLC, an educational children's software company.

The museum is open daily 10am–5pm (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Guided group tours are available with advanced booking.

The library has books, periodicals, technical manuals and National Air and Space Museum photographs on laser disk, cataloged and available to researchers. Additional materials such as photographs, microfilm and movies are cataloged on an ongoing basis.

Contents

General information

Hours Open 7 days a week, year round, 10 a.m.-5p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)

Admission

  • Adults (12 and up) $10
  • Children (4-11) $6
  • Children (up to 3) FREE
  • Seniors (65 and up) $9

Directions The New England Air Museum is situated at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, midway between Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. Take I-91 North or South to Exit 40 (Rte 20). Take second right exit off Rte 20 onto Rte 75 North for 2.8 miles. Take left at Museum sign onto Perimeter Rd for approximately 1.5 miles. The Museum will be on the right.[1]

Aircraft on Exhibit (partial list)

  • F-105D Thunderchief 57-5778

They also house a total of 66 airplanes, 26 helicopters, 8 missiles, 7 gliders, 6 balloons, 1 autogyro, 1 blimp, and 1 dirigible.

Museum History

In 1981, the first current building was built after a tornado destroyed everything at the museum's previous location by Route 75 in 1979. The New England Air Museum has many one-of-a-kind exhibits, including:

  • The last remaining S-44A "flying boat".
  • The Silas Brooks Balloon Basket, the oldest surviving aircraft in the U.S.
  • The Sikorsky S-39, the oldest surviving Sikorsky aircraft.
  • A Kaman K-225 helicopter, the oldest surviving Kaman-built aircraft.

Mission

The mission of the New England Air Museum is "committed to presenting the story of aviation, the human genius that made it possible and the profound effects that it has had on the way in which we live"[2].

References

  1. ^ http://neam.org/visit/visit.asp
  2. ^ http://neam.org/involved/aboutus.asp

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • New England Aquarium — plaza Date opened June 20, 1969 Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA Land area 75,000 sq.ft …   Wikipedia

  • New England Patriots — Gegründet 1959 Spielen in Foxborough, Massachusetts …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Open air museum — An open air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out of doors. The first open air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the concept soon spread throughout Europe and North …   Wikipedia

  • Open-air museum — The Old Town an open air museum in the city of Aarhus, Denmark An open air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out of doors. The first open air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth… …   Wikipedia

  • Royal New Zealand Air Force — Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa Crest of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Founded 1913 (first military aviation) 1923 (New Zealand Permanent Air Force formed) 1 April 1937 (Independent service) …   Wikipedia

  • New Bedford, Massachusetts — New Bedford redirects here. For other uses, see New Bedford (disambiguation). New Bedford,   City   …   Wikipedia

  • New Haven, Connecticut — New Haven redirects here. For other uses, see New Haven (disambiguation). City of New Haven   City   Skyline of Downtown New Haven …   Wikipedia

  • New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — Reporting mark NH Locale New York, NY to Boston, MA Dates of operation 1872–1968 …   Wikipedia

  • New Hampshire — New Hampshirite /hamp sheuh ruyt /, New Hampshireman. /hamp sheuhr, shear/ 1. a state in the NE United States. 920,610; 9304 sq. mi. (24,100 sq. km). Cap.: Concord. Abbr.: NH (for use with zip code), N.H. 2. one of an American breed of chestnut… …   Universalium

  • Air Force Museum — may refer to:*Comox Air Force Museum in Comox, British Columbia, Canada *National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton, Ohio, US *RAF Museum in Colindale in north London and at RAF Cosford in Shropshire, England *Republic of… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.