Museum slates Open Cockpit Day

F-100 Cockpit

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold its next Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, Jan. 20. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 10 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. Among the aircraft to be open is a North American F-100 Super Sabre, a DC-3 airliner and the museum’s newly refurbished U.S. Navy SH-2F Kaman Seasprite helicopter (pictured below).

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Aviation art and a higher calling

John Shaw painting 2

SEATTLE — On Dec. 8, renowned portrait and aviation artist John Shaw will share his thoughts about his craft, World War II aviation and the stories that inspire his paintings. Joining Shaw is aviation historian Larry Chambers. This unique program will blend tales of the war’s heroism with recent stories about the peace time heroics of Angel Flight West, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs.

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Santa to land at the Air Zoo

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Santa is scheduled to land at the Air Zoo, Saturday, Dec. 1. In addition to welcoming Santa from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Air Zoo is also offering a special holiday promotion. When guests purchase a SkySpace Kids Club or supporting Air Zoo membership on Dec. 1, they’ll receive a free gift (while supplies last).