Join us on November 11,2015 at 10:30am when the AAM formally dedicates its A-10 Thunderbolt II.
Free admission until 12 noon.
Veterans with proof of service free all day.
On Wednesday, November 11th, the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY will pay tribute to our men and women of the United States Armed Forces with the dedication of its A-10 Thunderbolt II jet better known as the Warthog. Among the invited guests will be veteran A-10 pilots and troops who have had firsthand experience of the A-10s devastating effectiveness on the battlefield. Former Fairchild Republic workers who were part of the A-10 program will also be on hand.
The A-10 is itself a distinguished veteran of the Middle East conflicts first having shown its capabilities during the Operation Desert Storm in 1992 where is was used to decimated Iraqi armor. Many of the combat veterans will tell you how relieved they felt when A-10s arrived overhead. The plane has been in a love hate relationship with the Air Force since it was conceived in the early 1970s. It is neither sexy nor high tech like the F-16 or F-35. It was designed for a single purpose; close support of our ground troops.
The American Airpower Museum received its A-10, serial number 80-0247, from surplus through the General Services Administration and the New York State Office of General Services last year. It was shipped via truck from Davis Monahan Air Force Base in Arizona to Republic Airport.
Visiting veterans will be offered the opportunity sign up to participate in our living history interview program. A recruiting station will be setup for anyone interested in joining the American Airpower Corps of volunteers. Refreshments will be served to all who attend.
A Child Safe Halloween at the American Airpower Scarepower Museum
What: Halloween trick or treating in a safe child friendly environment.
When: Friday October 30th from 3PM-7PM and Saturday October 31st from 10:30AM-4PM
Where: American Airpower Museum, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735 (631)293-6398
On Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st the American Airpower Museum located at 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, New York, offers families a safe alternative to Halloween trick or treating with two days of festive Halloween fun. The museum goes all out with decorations that will trill and chill visitors of all ages and produce a few giggles. Costumed museum staff will hand out treats as children go door to door in the safety of the museum. Tour the spooky Haunted Bomber, have your picture taken with the phantom Ghost Fighter, take a ride on the Travesty Tram to look for spooks and goblins out on the flight line. Each day a prize will be awarded for the best original and creative costume courtesy of Cockpit USA . No age limit!
Join us on Friday, October 30th from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, October 31st from 10:30am to 4pm.
And be afraid, be very afraid (Not Really!) Have Safe Fun!
From the airfields of Britian to the beaches of Normandy to Tokyo Bay, Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII with the planes that helped win the war.
Labor Day Weekend, September 5th & 6th from 10am to 5pm
These historic aircraft will be at your disposal for the ultimate flight experience:
Waco UPF-7, North American AT-6 Texan, & Douglas C-47 “Gooney Bird”
Contact: Jacky Clyman at 1-516-5313950 or email@example.com
Adults: $15 ; seniors 65 and older/Veterans with ID: $10; children: 4-12: $6 children under 4 are free with an adult of course.
The aircraft in the museum will offer living history flight experiences in their WACO bi-plane ($280 per person), North American AT-6 WWII trainer ($350 per person) and on Saturday, September 5 the C-47 will be flying D-Day flight experiences with WWII re-enactors transporting you back to the day before Normandy( $320 per person). Reduced pricing for museum members.
The “Honor Flight” WWII vets who have been specifically chosen thru a raffle prior to this week-end will take a flight in the American Airpower C-47 courtesy of the Museum.
WWII C-47 from Geneseo NY and the Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber from the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at Reading, Pa.
The Mid-Atlantic air Museum’s Avenger will complement the Museum’s Grumman TBM Avenger signed by President George H.W. Bush who, as a Navy carrier pilot, flew this airplane in combat and was shot down twice in the Pacific. Both will offer demonstration flights.
The Geneseo C-47 will join the Museum’s C-47 in creating a realistic picture of what preparations for D-Day may have looked like.
face painting, fire drills with an operational fire truck, open cockpits to play in, a simulator to learn what flying feels like.
will be available for purchase including delicious doughnuts and organic sodas.
The Northport Jazz Band will get visitors up and dancing from 1:00PM-5:00PM Sunday September 6.