Holiday vacation fun at New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities Dec. 26-30. Daily activities include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm. Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls. Additional activities are scheduled for the following days:

F-100 CockpitOn Wednesday, Dec. 26, step into a room full of LEGOs and create a “fantastic flying machine.” Prizes will be awarded for the best LEGO creation.

On Thursday, Dec. 27, the Museum will host an Open Cockpit program with about 10 aircraft to be open including helicopters, an airliner, a jet fighter and a World War II aircraft. All cockpits will close at 4 p.m.

Visitors can also build and fly a model glider with local experts from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (there is a fee for the model kit, and this activity is best for ages 8 and up).

On Friday, Dec. 28, special guests will be on hand to help you learn how to draw your favorite aircraft. Ronald McDonald will also visit between 1 pm-2:30pm.

Activities are included with the price of admission on the day of your visit except where noted.

The museum is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, a private, non-profit educational institution organized in 1959. Located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, it is the largest aviation museum in New England.

For more information: 860-623-3305 or

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