WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., will hold two events on Sunday, Oct. 12.
The first event 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 North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter; the Coast Guard HH-52 rescue helicopter; the Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon and the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter. Also to be open is the Fairchild A-10 “Warthog” 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.
The second event of the day will be the Third 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 Open Cockpit program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Museum and Gift Shop staying open until 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $11 for seniors 65 and up and $6.50 for ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are admitted free.
For more information: NEAM.org