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“A great day at the museum”

New England Air Museum
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Owner description: The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars and outdoor display area, as well as an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms and personal memorabilia. Plan a visit today to check out exciting aircraft, displays, exhibits and programs that are perfect for all ages!
Reviewed March 19, 2012

I just spent a day at the Museum and really enjoyed it. Yesterday was Open Cockpit Day where you had a lot more access to the planes and it was a very fun day. I really recommend this museum for anybody in this area. Its located right behind Bradley Airport. You definitely get a great overview of the history of flight here and a lot of access to many different types of planes. Admission is $11.
Some of the planes outside are definitely beat up and show major signs of wear / tear but that is why they are at museums. Hopefully they can be restored at 1 point.

This is a great way to spend a few hours while in the area.

Thank tchoiniere
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

A broad range of aircraft and memorabilia that highlight the regions connection to the aerospace industry. The WWII exhibit is impressive.

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

The NEAM is the largest New England a/c museum with over 80 a/c, in three large hangers,. A/C range from the early 1900s up the '90s. These a/c are WW1, WW11, jets, fighters,bomber, .

The three hangers are, Military Exhit Hanger, leading into the Harvey Lippinott Civil Aviation Hanger and last the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Hanger.

A tour starts with the Military Hanger. A stort list includes:
F-100 Super Sabre
F-86 Sabre
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Vought F4U Corsair
B-25 Mitchell Bomber
P-47 Thunderbolt
1915 Sikorsky S-16 fighter (replica).
Several Helicopters

The Harvey Lippincott Hanger:
1908 Bleriot X1 French momoplane
Sikorsky 1930 seaplane
1930 GeeBee Model A
1936 Lockheed 10 Electra
A control car off a 1942 Goodyear Blimp
1929 Health Parasol
1912 Bunce-Curtiss Pusher -Homebuilt.
More helicopters
1870 Balloon Basket

The 58th Bomb Wing Memorial:
This hanger is dedicated only to the Boeing B-29 Bomber, 'Jack's Hack'. You will also find a 1941 Stearman primary trainer, gun turrets for the B-29, 1942 Jeep, WW11 bomb cart and a 1940s airport tug.

Outside is the storage yard. Some a/c are:
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Lockheed T-33 trainer
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Grumman Tracker
MIG-15

Between the Military and Civil Hangers are a number of vintage engines from WW1 era into the late 1940s.

Throughout the museum are touch screen monitors that include programs on topics such as Women in Aviation, Tuskegee Airmen and Milestones of Flifgt.

One section not be missed is the American Volunteer Group, 'Flying Tigers". There is a mini-theater, with artifacts and memorbilia relating to the Flying Tigers.

Several events are hosted each year. A partial list are:
Open cockpit. Visitors are allowed to sit in 12 vintage a/c. Also flight simulators.
Annual Space Expo
Antique Auto Show.
VeteransDay.

The museum has a large parking lot. People with handicaps are very much welcomed.,Wheelchairs can be checked out. Drinking fountains are handicapped accessible.

The museum hours are 10:00 to 5:00 PM, seven day a week.
Admission is:
Adults (12 and up)-$10.00
Childreb (4 -11) -$6.00.
Children under 3 are free.
Seniors ( 65 and older)-$9.00.

LOcating the museum is not difficult to find if a visitor knows what to loojk for. If driving on Route 75 North, pass the Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, look for the museum's sign on the left, onto Perimter Road. This a 1.5 mile slow and winding drive. Museum will be on the right.

A small dining room and vending machines for food only. No cateteria. Picniic tables are available outside.

A restoration hanger is available, however the public is unable to view. But during certain events, the hanger maybe open.

Lighting is adequate for photography. Group tours are available. For rates, a call in advance will give rates.

If you are an aircraft enthusiast, a history museum buff or just enjoy a museum, a visit will not disappoint.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

The New England Air Museum is a nice small air museum on the far side of the Bradley International Airport. We had a wonderful time visiting their varied collection of planes, both military and other. The highlights for me were the B-29 bomber and the Corsair fighter plane. Both of these planes were made famous in WWII which is one of my favorite historical periods to study. The atmosphere in the museum is very relaxed and you can get very close to many of the planes (not the B29, which is roped off).

For me it was a great way to spend some free time on a rainy day at an airport hotel. You can cruise through the airport in about an hour, but there is enough there to keep you occupied for hours if you want to look deeper into some of the exhibits.

Thank Moved2Texas
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

I'm not particularly interested in aviation or history, but this is a very interesting place with something for everyone! History comes alive and is exciting and interesting here. The number of airplanes, helicopters, and other types of aviation (hot air balloons, for example) that are featured is remarkable. Highly recommended!

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