American Airpower Museum
American Airpower Museum
4.5
Military MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The American Airpower Museum is Non-Profit 501C3 Aviation Museum and State Chartered Educational Foundation. A unique Museum where most of the historic Aircraft are operational and fly regularly during the spring and summer months. The Museum is located at historic Republic Airport in Farmingdale NY. The Airport established back in the 1920s by Fairchild and Grumman Aviation. Eventually the home of Seversky Aviation during the 1930s it would evolve into Republic Aviation in 1939. In 1941 Republic produced the P-47 Thunderbolt which would go on to be the most mass produced fighter of WWII with over 15,000 built. Republic would go on to build the F-84, F-105, and A-10 Fighter Aircraft all right here in Long Island NY. Today the American Airpower Museum calls one of the last three surviving Republic Hangars home.
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  • lawrenceo514
    Long Island, New York19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the American AirPower Museum and take a flight on a T-6 Texan airplane. My kids purchased the flight experience for me as a gift. The only way that I can describe the flight is, Fantastic! What a wonderful experience! Everyone at the museum treated me really nice. My preflight review was done by Aiden. He explained everything that I needed to know, assisted me with my life jacket and parachute and helped get in the plane. My pilot’s name was Nick. He was great! He explained everything that we were going to do. I had mentioned that I keep my boat in the Blue Point Marina and Nick made a point of flying me over it. Nice! My wife and I also had the opportunity to see the museum while we were there. In addition to all of the old planes it has many great exhibits related to the history of military aircraft. The volunteers in the museum do a great job and make your visit a great experience. I highly recommend a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Dave H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flight on the C-47, “Second Chance”
    Although this review is not about the museum, it is about a flight that I took on their C-47 “Second Chance” aircraft. We flew out of Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head , Maine, while it was there for an air show August 5th, 2023. My father flew a C-47, the “Mary E. II”, out of Assam India while serving in the U.S. Air Corp. in 1944-1945. I wanted to experience what he saw while flying the aircraft. It was a fantastic experience for me and I couldn’t have asked for a more gracious and accommodating crew, allowing me to experience just what it takes to operate and fly this incredible aircraft. I am forever grateful to these fine people. Take a flight with them or visit their museum. You won’t regret it. They run a first class operation.
    Please forgive our delay in thanking you for your kind words and encouragement to others to take our C-47D-Day Flight experience. Unfortunately, the plane has to replace an engine and we will be starting a Go Fund Me campaign to get it flying again. Come back soon! Jacky and Staff
    Written June 17, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Matt T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    American AirPower Museum Long Island New York
    The best display of American aviation on Long Island New York. Go see how a country was unified in an effort to bring down tyranny in Western Europe and the South Pacific during WW2. At the American AirPower museum you step back into time into 1930s and 40s America through the modern era and see the production line of aircraft in a way you’ve never seen before. Definitely a wonderful trip around Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Family friendly and lots to see and do.
    Thank you for your visit and so happy to hear it went well and enjoyed it! Hope you'll be back soon! Jacky Clyman and Staff
    Written June 17, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 26, 2024
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CaptMancuso
North Garden, VA276 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I have a strong interest in aviation history, and I have visited many aviation museums. I really wanted to like the American Airpower Museum, but it fell a little short of my expectations. It wasn’t bad but their webpage oversells the experience a bit.
What is there is cool. You can walk right up to several of the exhibits and even get inside a few. The human stories that are included with the exhibits are a positive. They have a small collection of WWII/Cold War aircraft but it’s pretty much one hanger and some aircraft parked outside. You cannot walk to the aircraft outside without an escort and from what I could see, it wasn’t worth summoning a staff member.
The admission fee is $15/adult. For the two of us that was $30, and that total was about $10 over what it should have been. If you wanted to really take your time, you could probably spend 2-3 hours there, but most folks will max out at about 1 ½ hours, probably less.
The overall feel was that the exhibits were cobbled together. They clearly need more space and perhaps some organization. There was a noticeable lack of Republic and Grumman history at a museum that should have been overflowing with that information, considering its location. Their F-105 was being, I guess…. prepared for display? It looked like a shade tree mechanic was working on his 72 Nova in the front yard. The place could use a little leadership.
They were not offering flights on the day I was there, and I knew that ahead of my visit. A flight would have raised my cost but maybe that would have improved my opinion of the facility.
I don’t wish to be harsh, but we altered our route to catch this museum and it was a bit disappointing
Written June 28, 2022
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John L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visit the Airpower Museum every year, since every year the kids understanding of the events of WWII is from an evolved perspective. They especially like crawling through some of the planes, with me too, and sitting in the cockpit chairs. It is an interactive experience. The docents are extremely friendly and very happy to share their aviation knowledge and the history of the area during the war.

Always a fun time and a great way to spend a few hours on a weekend! A must see if you have never visited. Great for teens and young children. Great place to visit with grandparents too..
Written November 11, 2022
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Matt T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The best display of American aviation on Long Island New York. Go see how a country was unified in an effort to bring down tyranny in Western Europe and the South Pacific during WW2. At the American AirPower museum you step back into time into 1930s and 40s America through the modern era and see the production line of aircraft in a way you’ve never seen before. Definitely a wonderful trip around Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Family friendly and lots to see and do.
Written May 26, 2024
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Thank you for your visit and so happy to hear it went well and enjoyed it! Hope you'll be back soon! Jacky Clyman and Staff
Written June 17, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Monique L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
The Clymans are truly incredible and pulled off the impossible with such a touching tribute to my late grandfather. With little notice they were able to coordinate a P51 flyby at his services in NJ that truly made the day a celebration of his life. He was a 100yr old WWII and Korean War fighter pilot who loved the P51 and all things related to aviation. He loved visiting the museum when he was alive and I know would have enjoyed his final send off. They were so kind and responsive with every detail as was the amazing pilot for the event giving us a little show above the church.
Written January 23, 2023
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lawrenceo514
Long Island, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the American AirPower Museum and take a flight on a T-6 Texan airplane. My kids purchased the flight experience for me as a gift. The only way that I can describe the flight is, Fantastic! What a wonderful experience! Everyone at the museum treated me really nice. My preflight review was done by Aiden. He explained everything that I needed to know, assisted me with my life jacket and parachute and helped get in the plane. My pilot’s name was Nick. He was great! He explained everything that we were going to do. I had mentioned that I keep my boat in the Blue Point Marina and Nick made a point of flying me over it. Nice! My wife and I also had the opportunity to see the museum while we were there. In addition to all of the old planes it has many great exhibits related to the history of military aircraft. The volunteers in the museum do a great job and make your visit a great experience. I highly recommend a visit.
Written August 12, 2023
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Dave H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Although this review is not about the museum, it is about a flight that I took on their C-47 “Second Chance” aircraft. We flew out of Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head , Maine, while it was there for an air show August 5th, 2023. My father flew a C-47, the “Mary E. II”, out of Assam India while serving in the U.S. Air Corp. in 1944-1945. I wanted to experience what he saw while flying the aircraft. It was a fantastic experience for me and I couldn’t have asked for a more gracious and accommodating crew, allowing me to experience just what it takes to operate and fly this incredible aircraft. I am forever grateful to these fine people. Take a flight with them or visit their museum. You won’t regret it. They run a first class operation.
Written August 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Please forgive our delay in thanking you for your kind words and encouragement to others to take our C-47D-Day Flight experience. Unfortunately, the plane has to replace an engine and we will be starting a Go Fund Me campaign to get it flying again. Come back soon! Jacky and Staff
Written June 17, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

willevers07
West Babylon, NY23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This is one of my 4 year old sons favorite places to visit. If you like World War 2 history and airplanes, then you need to go here. They have exhibits where you can go onto the planes while in the hangar or even fly in them.
Written August 7, 2022
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adventix
Boston, MA1,918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This place is a true hidden gem. the amount of things to see and experience is just super. you can enter many of the airplanes and get a glimpse into the experience of a world-war II pilot/air-man. Even my kids loved it. The stuff is super helpful and they are very helpful. worth visiting more than once.
Written November 21, 2022
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blewnc
Lindenhurst, NY172 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
Been here several times and enjoyed selection of craft. Expensive to visit for what you get and they raise their prices for certain holidays and special events. I won't go there again because there are more options I spend my money on.
Written December 24, 2012
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Grace H
New York14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We went here Memorial Day Weekend for the air show. It was fantastic! The exhibits were very well done including the special exhibits on Women during the War. We got to see the Corsair, Mustang and other World War II planes. The museum also hosted the United States Air Force precision demonstration team, the Thunderbirds. Many of the owners of private planes based at the airport also participated in the show. The majority of the planes were headed over to the Jones Beach Air Show but you could see them up close at the Airpower Museum including when they took off and landed. The exhibits are in a huge hangar on property that once belonged to Republic Aviation. I had relatives that worked at Republic after their participation in World War II, so this made the visit very memorable.
Written May 28, 2014
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