Museum slates Open Cockpit Day with Great New England RC Swap Meet

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold two events on Sunday, Oct. 13.

The first is the Fall Open Cockpit Day. Visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 12 aircraft.

These include the Vietnam era “Huey” helicopter; the vintage DC-3 airliner; the North American F-100 Super Saber jet fighter; the Coast Guard HH-52 rescue helicopter; and the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter.

Also to be open for the first time in several years is the Fairchild A-10 “Warthog” (pictured above) which flew for many years with the Connecticut Air National Guard based at Bradley International Airport. This particular airplane is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

RC Swap MeetThe second event will be the second annual Great New England RC Swap Meet. This event is co-sponsored by the Wintonbury Flying Club and is included with museum admission. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn all aspects of RC aviation from remote control airplane enthusiasts. All types of RC aircraft, parts and accessories will be available for purchase. RC simulators will be available for visitors to try.

Museum educators will provide hands-on activities for younger visitors and the museum’s Flight Sim Spot full-flight simulator experience will be available throughout most of the day. For the convenience of visitors, a food vendor will be on site serving sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

The New England Air Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and is located in Windsor Locks, Conn. adjacent to Bradley International Airport. Admission prices: Ages 12 and up $12; children 4-11 $6.50; ages 3 and under are free; seniors 65 and up $11.

For more information: NEAM.org or 860-623-3305 

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