Friday, August 19, 2011

New England Aviation Museum

 During our recent vacation we also visited the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks Connecticut. The museum has a good collection starting with a Wright Brothers original engine and ending with artifacts from the Apollo space missions. They have an extensive collection of WWII and helicopter artifacts including a complete B-29, B-25, P-47, Corsair, Hellcat and another Hellcat currently under restoration. Their WWI exhibit includes two replicas (Fokker Dr-I and Sikorsky S-16) and an original Hispano Suisa V-8 which was uset to power the SPAD fighters flown by the Lafayette Escadrille. Lori and I enjoyed a wonderful day at the Museum and I highly recommend it to any WWI, WWII or aviation history enthusiasts.


Rodger said...

Thanks AJ. Looks like a great place to visit.

DeanM said...

Very nice aircraft and displays. Great to see how well lit the place is. I've been the Museum of Flight here in WA State, and for some reason they keep most of the areas very dark - maybe to prevent photos? Best, Dean

tim proy said...

Definitely amazing place for know more about aviation. Some nice pictures shows how wonderful the museum is! I would like to visit it once time.
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