Imaginations soar at New England Air Museum, the largest aviation museum in the northeastern United States with 80 aircraft featured in three display buildings.Read More
Imaginations soar at New England Air Museum, the largest aviation museum in the northeastern United States with 80 aircraft featured in three display buildings. Travel through the history of aviation, tour the museum’s three huge exhibit hangars and see aircraft from all periods of history. Don’t miss the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Hangar with the beautifully restored B-29 Superfortress as its centerpiece. See helicopters, amphibians, modern jets and trophy-winning racers. Take a close look at some of the airplanes that so proudly served the World War II, such as the P-47 Thunderbolt, the Corsair and the Hellcat. Enjoy the exhibits which tell the stories of the men and women who built, flew and made history with these famous machines. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more by prior arrangements. Watch engaging movies and monitor the Bradley International Airport control tower.
Experience how airplanes move in three-dimensions. Aircraft available to “fly” include common general aviation and commercial aircraft and visitors can test their skills at the controls of some of the unique aircraft.
Visitors can enjoy many fascinating exhibits on such diverse topics as the history of Sikorsky Aircraft, the Lafayette Escadrille, the AVG Flying Tigers, the Tuskegee Airmen, the history of Pratt & Whitney and others.
A number of hands-on exhibits for children’s entertainment includes computer-flight simulators and pedal-pusher airplanes. There is a small dining area with snack vending machines. Be sure to browse through the “Wings ‘N’ Things gift shop and bring home some of the excitement. Special events, such as “Open Cockpit Days” are held throughout the year.
Tour time: 1 to 2 hours
Other amenities: Catering, Dining Nearby, Parking, Printed Guides, Self-guided tours, Special Packages