WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum will hold its next Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, Jan. 18.
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.
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; the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter and more.
As an added feature, the Wings & Wheels Modelers Club will present a plastic scale model show featuring hundreds of model airplanes, military vehicles, figures, ship and cars. There will be ongoing demonstrations by modelers who will be working on and building models throughout the day.
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.
The museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. 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.