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Address: Corning, NY
Description: Volunteers painstakingly restore the aircraft for this museum, which...
Volunteers painstakingly restore the aircraft for this museum, which currently has 27 models dating back to World War II.
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This was a fun spot to check out

We try to combine this with Harris Hill and the Glider Museum. Between the two you cover just about every aspect of flying. It's a good time for the whole family

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2014
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Barton
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

An amazing collection of aircraft for a small museum. It is a great pity that they sold the working/flying B-17 to cover costs. The grounds are a must see if you have any interest in military aircraft. It is very easy to locate and get to. Plenty of parking for the Tardis. The Doctor

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The Villages, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Enjoy! Well planned and thanks for sharing the history. If you are in the area, take the time to go.

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Corning
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202 reviews 202 reviews
63 attraction reviews
559 helpful votes 559 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A very small airport with almost entirely commuter service to Philadlphia, Detroit, and Chicago, and twice a week larger aircraft to Sanford and St. Petersburg, Florida. With limited flights and the challenges from smaller planes, the people at the Elmira Corning Airport have gone well beyond to provide the best possible service. A very friendly place with an exceptional staff.... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We try to combine this with Harris Hill and the Glider Museum. Between the two you cover just about every aspect of flying. It's a good time for the whole family

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

A gem that is hidden away. Occasional air shows but the museum has great displays and is mall enough to really explore the history there. Take the kids.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

At the moment, closed while moving, but this is generally a pretty good little airplane museum. They mostly have a mix of 50s, 60s and 70s military aircraft, a lot is US Navy, including a F-14 Tomcat (top-gun), as well as a Mig-21 (Vietnam era Russian). A couple of unusual ones are replicas, a late WWII German Jet Fighter (Heinkel... More 

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Toronto
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121 reviews 121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

The museum is currently being moved to a new space. They have a temporary set up in a building with ver very little in it. (2 aircraft). The other 20 planes are in some storage area. The real "burn" is that they still charge you admission! A donation system would have been better. After pauimg the $, we asked where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2003

My family stopped here on the way to Corning Glass. You can walk thru the display yourself, but I would call first and find out when the tours are as you will learn a lot more and be able to see the restoration area. And there is a plane to climb on and sit in for those who just have... More 

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