WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 14-18 for spring break. The museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy for 2014 will be awarded in the Lifetime Achievement category to Norman R. Augustine, while the Current Achievement category to the Dawn Flight Team. They will be presented their awards March 26 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C.
HONOLULU — A Moon Rover will make its public debut during Discover Your Future in Aviation at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Saturday, March 29.
A NASA Launch Entry Suit (LES) used on multiple space shuttle missions will also be on exhibit during the museum’s fifth annual Discover Your Future in Aviation day.
DAYTON, Ohio — Efforts to restore the historic Wright brothers’ airplane factory have taken a step forward with the inclusion of funding in Ohio’s capital budget bill.
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — The New England Air Museum will hold its annual SPACE EXPO March 30.
The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will host “Discover Your Future in Aviation” March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is the fifth year for the special aviation day, which will feature hands-on workshops, a career fair, flight lab, and interactive science exhibits. Guests can venture into the open cockpits of some of history’s greatest aircraft and learn to fly on the museum’s flight lab simulators.
DAYTON, Ohio — National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will be cleared for liftoff when the museum’s new Space Shuttle Exhibit opens to the public on Feb. 26.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center will host “African American Pioneers in Aviation Day.” Visitors will have the chance to meet NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps and watch a new puppet show produced for the museum about the Tuskegee Airmen.
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — The New England Air Museum will hold Open Cockpit Day March 16. On that day visitors will be able to climb into the cockpits of up to nine vintage airplanes, including two supersonic jet fighters, the Vietnam era Huey helicopter, the World War II P-47 Thunderbolt, the Vintage DC-3 airliner, and more.
A special feature of the day will be a program on the museum’s World War II Goodyear blimp car ,which is in its final stages of restoration.