American Airpower Museum

American Airpower Museum, Farmingdale: Hours, Address, American Airpower Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

American Airpower Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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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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John M
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Family
I visited the museum with my family on 6/20/21, Father’s Day. The experience was excellent, the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the aircraft and men and women who served. The exhibits were excellent, especially when we could enter the the aircraft and get a look and feel of what the aircrews experienced during combat. I would highly recommend visiting the museum for families and schools to experience one of best museums on Long Island.
Written June 20, 2021
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Linda Y
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Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the museum staff, my dad's birthday celebration was an exceptional experience for all in attendance. They honored his military service as well as his decades of work, doing his part to produce two of the aircraft on display. The highlight was the opportunity for Dad to get "up close and personal" with the museum's A-10 Warthog, which holds a special place in his heart. It was a wonderful experience and a fabulous birthday party that I am sure I will not be able to top next year. I would highly recommend this valuable resource dedicated to preserving the history of American aviation.
Written October 4, 2021
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Anthony C
Staten Island, NY3 contributions
Couples
My wife & I visited this museum on Jan 13, 2020.
I am a Veteran Air Force Squadron Operation Specialist, being based in Germany from 1961-1966.
I flew many hours in the F-105 Thunderchief second seat, there & in Libya.
We have visited a few museums in the past. However, this was the most informative & specialized of them all. That includes all of the aircraft displayed & the data given by our guide. It covers the years of WWII, Vietnam Desert Storm & more!
Why did we decide on this Museum.......
They displayed an F-105 from the Vietnam era!!
Standing outside the hangar in it’s camouflaged
markings & slightly damaged tail, it made a powerful statement, awaiting it’s complete refurbishing.
Made me proud!
I recommend many to come & visit our countries’
past Heroes & the Aircraft they flew to protect
our America!
Thank you.
TC
Written January 16, 2020
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CaptMancuso
North Garden, VA266 contributions
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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willevers07
West Babylon, NY29 contributions
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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blewnc
Lindenhurst, NY187 contributions
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 York16 contributions
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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akitkat118
Massapequa, NY97 contributions
Family
I am having a hard time deciding how to rate this museum. It's really cool - lots of old fighter planes and the guides are great. However - I have 2 small boys (well, the 1 year old doesn't count, he is forced to come along, haha!) But my 4 year old loves airplanes, so I thought he would like the museum. We got a groupon. I grew up on LI and actually have never been here. I feel like this museum experience would have been better if my son was older and wanted to listen to the history and the guides. He was REALLY excited about the 4 interactive things that you could climb on and pretend to fly the plane, but that's a very small small part of the museum. Otherwise he couldn't have cared less about the history and all the old props around the museum. He says he wants to go back - and I am glad he is free right now b/c like I said - there isn't much for him because a 4 year old boy generally isn't into sight seeing that isn't interactive - you are lucky if you have one who likes that! We spent about an hour there between doing a quick walk around all the stuff that isn't interactive and the stuff that is. And then he was hungry so we went into the "canteen" area. The vending machine is reasonable... chips/candy range from 90 cents to $1. I would like to go back either with just my husband, or when my son is older and can appreciate this more.
Written April 24, 2016
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CAVU2014
Farmingdale, NY9 contributions
I brought my two young daughters to the American Airpower Museum recently after seeing a broadcast about their exhibits featuring the roles of women in WWII. I was pleasantly surprised to see how prominently displayed the exhibits about these extraordinary women were, as well as the quality of these displays. I have travelled to many other aviation museums around the country, including Washington D.C., where the importance of women's history has been greatly obscured or placed as a mere footnote amongst other exhibits. Such is not the case at the American Airpower Museum. Highly recommended!!
Written July 19, 2014
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James D
Port Jefferson, NY15 contributions
Friends
Took my son to see the planes. The staff is very attentive. We had a private tour and our guide allowed up to literally climb all over vintage planes from WWII. Many were built on the island. This is a great place to take a 7 year old boy!
Written November 25, 2013
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