Museum slates Open Cockpit Day

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold its next Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, Jan. 19. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 12 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. Aircraft include the P-47 Thunderbolt, the North American F-100 Super Sabre, a DC-3 airliner, several helicopters and more.

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National Air and Space Museum marks anniversary of first flight

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On Dec. 17, 2003, America looked back a century to celebrate the first successful flight of a powered airplane. Ten years after the Centennial of Flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright’s achievement at Kitty Hawk is still inspiring creativity and provoking discussion. In time for this year’s anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is focusing a spotlight on its updated exhibition, “The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age.”

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New England museum slates holiday fun

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities Dec. 26-31. Daily activities include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open between 12 pm and 4 pm. Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.

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