New England Air Museum events

Windsor Locks - posted Nov, 18 2013

WINDSOR LOCKS – The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, will hold its annual Santa Visit and Behind-the-Scenes Tour on Friday, Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. Santa will meet and pose for photos in one of his special aircrafts between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will have a gift for each child. On this day, the museum will also be conducting behind-the-scenes tours which will give visitors the opportunity to take a close-up look at some of the current restoration projects including the P-51D Mustang Racer, the Douglas DC-3 passenger aircraft, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a U.S. Navy Blimp Car from WWII, Burnelli CBY-3, several vintage engines and more. The museum’s research library will also be open. Don’t forget to check out the new Flight Sim Spot, an exhibit using the latest in flight simulator software where visitors can virtually fly any aircraft, anywhere using the same cockpit controls that pilots use. Hours are 10 a.m. to 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. The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the north end of the Bradley International Airport airfield. For more information, visit or call 860-623-3305.

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