Air Museum activities
Windsor Locks - posted Jul, 12 2011
Vertical Flight is the theme for the week of July 18 at the New England Air Museum. Explore vertical flight and how helicopters affect our daily lives from traffic and news reports to their unique life saving ability. Daily activities include build and fly challenge activities - go fly a kite, straw gliders and parachutes, cockpit tours, mystery artifact, model flight demonstrations, museum tours and take a try on the flight simulator.
Two special programs will feature Life Star Helicopter, due to land July 20 at 1 p.m. Meet the crew and discover more about how their works, the role of Life Star in rescue situations, and the crew’s areas of expertise. Times and date of this event may change due to a emergency for the helicopter. Helicopter flight will be held on July 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet Peter Mack, a member of the United Technologies Flight Team of fixed wing/rotary wing pilots. He received his training with the U.S. Army and now flies helicopters as a corporate pilot. Come hear his story and learn more about the versatility of helicopter flight.
The activities will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Monday through Friday. There will also be guest speakers and special events throughout the summer. Visit neam.org or call the museum at 860-623-3305 for a complete listing. The Air Museum is located by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.