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.
All of us from AAM would like to thank all those who attended our Legends of Airpower Weekend 22-25 May 2015. Crowds were wowed by one of the largest gatherings of WWII Warbirds in the New York Metropolitan Area in years as we honored the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII in Europe and the Pacific. Our visiting aircraft this year were the Commemorative Air Force who brought their B-29 “FiFi”, B-24 “Diamond Lil'”, SB2C “Helldiver”, P-51 “Mustang” , and C-45 “Expeditor”. Returning for their Annual visit to New York and AAM was the Yankee Air Force and their B-17 “Yankee Lady”. This visiting line up also paired with our collection of WWII aircraft showed off all the major Bombers and Fighters of WWII minus just a few. This summer also marked the return to the air for our Grumman TBM-3E “Avenger” a veteran of the war in the Pacific. Also on display during the weekends event were the awesome WWII Armor and Vehicles from the Museum of American Armor from nearby Bethpage State Park.
We also had the honor of welcoming many WWII veterans to our museum over the weekend. A special tribute was held for a long time friend of the Museum former Lt. Joe O’Grady who was lead bombardier on some of the first missions to Tokyo. We also paid tribute to one of our long time sponsors and supporters WWII 9th AF 362nd FG Veteran Major Eugene Grant.
We weren’t without a little jet noise either as our two L-39s took to the skies showcasing Cold War era aircraft as well. During the course of the weekend we were also entertained by all of the additional aircraft participating in the Jones Beach Air Show that weekend.
Once again we thank everyone who attended for their support and have already started planning next year’s great event!
Thanks to our sponsors – New York Newsday, Chrysler/Jeep of Long Island, Hillside Honda, the Eugene and Emily Grant Foundation, and Cockpit USA.
Special Thanks to Republic Airport, Sheltair FBO, Nassau Flyers, the New York State Parks, and Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming events, and look forward to having everyone back soon!
Join us for the last day of the Legends of Airpower Weekend. Memorial Day May 25th we continue air operations from 10am to 6pm.
We will honor our fallen with a missing man warbird formation between 1100-1130am.
Tomorrow will also be our C-47 D-Day Flight Experience Program all day. Currently all C-47 rides are booked but an entertaining event to watch none the less.
We will have Armor from the Museum of American Armor on the flight line as well!
Flight Ops will include:
B-29 Flight 1030am
B-17 Flight times vary through the day but will be part of missing man formation at 1115am.
B-24 Flight Time is 4pm. Subject to Change.
Warbird flights and formations will fly throughout the day.
For Monday parking on site is limited and a fee is charged. Handicap spaces are available but can fill up fast. Drop off at our entrance is allowed and encouraged.
Street parking is available.
LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY FROM MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND’S KICK OFF
OF THE LEGENDS OF AIRPOWER AND ARMOR WEEKEND!
Museum is open to the public with aircraft on display from 10am-6pm Monday May 20th(updated) through Monday May 25th.
The Event Weekend officially kicks off on Friday May 22nd when scheduled flight operations begin.
Admission all week long is: $20 Adult (16+) / $15 Seniors(62+), Children(6-15), Veterans with ID or Proof of Service
Free Parking is available on site Monday May 18th-Thursday May 21st(Space may be limited but street parking is available)
22- 25 May- Premium Fee $$ Parking available in on site Museum Lot(Space is limited)
NEW FOR 2015:
SATURDAY MAY 23rd AND SUNDAY MAY 24th DURING OUR BUSIEST DAYS:
FREE EVENT PARKING OFFSITE WITH FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM MUSEUM BEGINNING AT 9:45AM-6:30PM
FREE EVENT LOT LOCATED ON CONKLIN AVE ONE BLOCK EAST OF NEW HIGHWAY INTERSECTION ACROSS FROM ST.CHARLES CATHOLIC CEMETERY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CONKLIN AVE – ONLY AVAILABLE SAT/SUN
EVENT LINE UP:
B-29 Superfortress, B-17G Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, C-47 Skytrain, C-45 Expeditor, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk,
FG-1D Corsair, TBM-3E Avenger, AT-6D, WACO UPF-7, AT-28D, L-39C/ZA
STATIC DISPLAY AIRCRAFT:
A-10A Warthog, EA-6B Prowler, F-111A(Ramp Space Dependent), F-105D Thunderchief, F-84E/F, RF-84F, PBY-6(Restoration)
ARMOR ON DISPLAY:
M-4 Sherman Tank , M-8 Greyhound, M2/3 Half Track (Subjet to Change)
Come see the largest WWII Warbird gathering of its kind in the New York Metro Area!
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