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New England Air Museum Windsor locks

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New England Air Museum
Bradley International Airport
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor locks
CT
06096
Tel: 860-623-3305

Where are we going today?

New England Air Museum in the largest Avaition Museum in New England. Our Mission is to preserve and present historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, Engage our visitors through high-quality exhibits that help them understand aviation technology, history and the stories of the men and women who built, flew and made history with these famous machines.

The Museum consist of six buildings (Civil, Military, 58th Bomb Wing Memorial, Restoration Hangars and two storage buildings). Today, the Museum houses one of the world's most outstanding collections of historic aviation artifacts: more than 80 aircraft and an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms and personal memorabilia. Within this collection are the last remaining four-engine American flying boat known as the Sikorsky VS-44A, donated by its previous owner, actress Maureen O'Hara and restored to original condition; an expertly restored B-29 Superfortress; Silas Brooks Balloon Basket (1870) believed to be the oldest surviving aircraft in the United States; the Bunce-Curtiss Pusher (1912), the oldest surviving Connecticut-built airplane; the Sikorsky S-39, the oldest surviving Sikorsky aircraft; and a Kaman K-225 helicopter, the oldest surviving Kaman-built aircraft.

Enjoy over 80 aircraft on display, interactive exhibits, guided tours, open cockpits and not to be missed-our newest exhibit “Flight Sim Spot” open Tues-Sun 12p.m. -4p.m.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$6.50 ages 4-11 (3 and under free)
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10 a.m- 5 p.m.

Open Daily Except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years

Baby Facilities

Baby Changing Tables.

What people are saying?

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    This place has so much information, so many displays, and it is so huge it is almost too much to take in. It is impressive. after chatting with several docents it is clear that they have had hundreds of volunteers working for years on so many of these planes to restore them to museum quality. The detail level of the restorations is world class. Many of the planes are unique, or in the very few left on the planet categories. For history buffs, there are many historical displays that timeline several aspects of flight and aeronautical history. There...Read More

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    Had a local car club meet here for a lunch and tour of the museum.

    The staff were very nice and helpful to setup a caterer and two tours. And everything was reasonably prices and delicious.

    The tour was great, got a history lesson on spacesuits from a volunteer docent who used to build them for NASA.

    Also for all you A-10 fans; its back! outside on the grass.

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    I love this place. Rare birds include a restored B29 and a Canberra. Looking at google maps I just noticed an A10 and Phantom I haven't seen before. Guess I gotta go back.

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    I'll go ahead and boost the high rating even further :) I went with the family to check out this air museum and had a nice time. My kid brother got to sit in the cockpits of a bunch of different airplanes and helicopters. Towards the end my brother got to fly a digital Cessna on their flight sim exhibit for a little while. When the next kid came up it was "time to crash the Cessna" lol and time to go. It was a fun outing

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    A very good place to go. So many real airplanes you can enjoy a day there. They collect many famous engeens too.

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by Charles Carlin

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This place has so much information, so many displays, and it is so huge it is almost too much to take in. It is impressive. after chatting with several docents it is clear that they have had hundreds of volunteers working for years on so many of these planes to restore them to museum quality. The detail level of the restorations is world class. Many of the planes are unique, or in the very few left on the planet categories. For history buffs, there are many historical displays that timeline several aspects of flight and aeronautical history. There are sections to cater to the small children (even including mini flight suits to try on) as well as full term paper research for a student who would just come in and take notes at the displays. For the mechanical types there are lots of motors, jet, piston and rocket to examine up close and personal. Enjoy the museum for a couple hours, Bring a picnic to enjoy in the front lobby, then continue enjoyment of the museum after lunch. It is an awesome experience for all!
Huge planes, helicopters, fighter jets, a Russian MIG, The Red Baron, blimps, sea planes, bombers, gliders, and more are waiting for you!

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