Don’t miss the first ever visit of the CAF Dixie Wing to the American Airpower Museum. This Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force will be flying into Republic Airport and the Airpower Museum flight line with their North American P-51D Mustang, and their very rare Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea and Midway. What better way to honor this event than flying in one of the the U.S. Navy Carrier Aviation Legends the SBD!
Be sure to pre-book your flights as they fill up fast. Walk-In sign ups are also available during the Legends of Airpower Weekend. Be sure to visit the American Airpower Museum 26-29 May 2017(Memorial Day Weekend).
Join us this Memorial Day Weekend for the annual Legends of Airpower Weekend at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport at 1230 New Highway Farmingdale, NY. The Museum is just 45 minutes outside of NYC, and just 5 minutes from the Farmingdale Long Island Rail Road train stop. As in year’s past the event will be held in conjunction with the great Bethpage Federal Credit Union Jones Beach Air Show at the Jones Beach State Park. Held at historic Republic Airport once home to the legendary Thunder Factory of Republic Aviation the museum will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the American volunteer group better known as the Flying Tigers, the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, and Battle of Midway. Aircraft will be on display and flying for the visiting public throughout the weekend. The museum’s legendary P-40 Warhawk, the B-25 Mitchel, TBM-3 Avenger, and the visiting Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing’s SBD-5 Dauntless Dive Bomber will pay tribute to these historic anniversaries. Also on display for the weekend will be the entire museum collection of historic flying and static aircraft including the C-47, AT-28D, AT-6D, WACO UPF-7, F-84 collection, F-105D, and F-111A. Visiting us for the weekend will also be the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing’s P-51D Mustang, and the Yankee Air Museum’s B-17G “Yankee Lady”. You will also be able to watch most of the Jones Beach Air Show Air Operations with acts departing and returning to the airfield from the runways in viewing range of our hangar and flight line.
This weekend has an added attraction in that many of these historic aircraft will be available for flight experiences Friday through Monday at the museum. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to take flight some of the legendary aircraft of World War II.
To book your flights in the P-51D or Dauntless SBD Dive Bomber go to the CAF Dixie Wing Web Site, to book your flight on the B-17G “Yankee Lady” go to the Yankee Air Museum Web Site.
7th December 1941 Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.
The peace and quiet of December Sunday morning is broken by the drone of dozens of aircraft engines. Bombs rain from the sky. America is at War.
Wednesday 7, December 2016 – Dropping of the Rose Ceremony – 75th Anniversary Memorial
10:30AM – Free Admittance
Remember those who gave their lives – Honoring those still with us.
American Airpower Museum Annual Holiday Army Truck or Tram Ride
Sunday December 4th, 11th, 18th – 11:00am to 3:00 pm
Truck Rides $5 plus Admission
To Reserve Seats Call 631-454-2039
- Hot Chocolate
- Candy Canes
- Pictures with Santa
- Holiday Fun for all!
Visit Cockpit USA Gift Shop for your holiday gift shopping
“Children of the April Rain” began when, upon meeting the play’s main characters, writer William Bryant Doty, combined their Memoirs to create a story of mostly defenseless American civilians facing the Fall of Saigon. Most stories of the end of The Vietnam War in Saigon are about the evacuation of The American Embassy, however there were smaller, independent charities run mostly by women as the War neared its end and the Viet Cong moved in from the north. “Children of the April Rain” is the story of Friends of Children of Vietnam (FCVN) which got the drop on the American bureaucracy, garnered public attention and forced the beginnings of what would become known historically as Operation Babylift. Based upon a true story, it is an insider’s account and, as we learn – emerges as the women’s story of the Fall of Saigon.
“Children of the April Rain” was first performed October 12, 2014 at the Gardner Hall Forum Series, Garden City Community Church, Garden City, Long Island, New York. The play was acclaimed once more on April 26, 2015 at The New Jersey Center for the Arts Vietnam Era Educational Center Theatre at The National Recognition of The 40th Anniversary of the Last Flight Out of Saigon – and, most recently, in the Washington DC area at The Women’s Memorial Theatre of Women in Military Service for America, at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery November 10, 2015, Veteran’s Day Eve.
Children 5-13 $5 – Under 5 is free
All Veterans admitted free with proof of service (DD-214 or other proof)