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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This Memorial Day Weekend don’t miss out on the opportunity to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II by learning about the sacrifices of the brave bomber crews of the Army Air Corps who flew the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress into air combat in the most dangerous skies ever known. See first hand what it was like to crew the legendary bomber over 70 years ago when the fate of the world was in the balance. The B-17G “Yankee Lady” is an impeccably restored aircraft from our friends at the Yankee Air Museum in Michigan. You will ride along with with the YAF crew while they show you all aspects of bomber crew life as it was so long ago. A living history flight experience you will never forget.
For more information click the link below select Farmingdale, NY and contact the crew of the B-17G “Yankee Lady” and reserve your seat today!
Fly the gunner’s seat on the Legendary Curtis SB2C “Helldiver” this weekend at the American Airpower Museum’s Legends of Airpower Weekend.
This navy dive bomber first saw service in 1943 and was intended to replace out of date earlier Dive Bombers, and eventually the SBD Dauntless. This is the only flying example in the world today. Don’t miss out on a chance to fly the gunner’s seat with a great view!
For more information click the link below!:
This Memorial Day Weekend commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII with a flight in the rare and legendary B-24 “Liberator” bomber. The unsung hero of the bomber campaign in both Europe and the Pacific the B-24 was the most produced bomber of WWII with over 19,000 made. Today only two remain actively flying and only a handful still remain in airworthy condition in museums.
Don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to take to the air and see, hear, feel, and yes even smell what it was like to crew this iconic bomber over 70 years ago. The Commemorative Air Force Airpower History Tour will be on display at the American Airpower Museum from 18-25 May.
FLIGHT EXPERIENCE RIDES AVAILABLE MAY 23rd – MAY 25th
For more information on pricing, times, and advance booking discounts click the link below:
This Memorial Day Weekend May-23rd through May 25th take a trip back in time and climb aboard one of the greatest Bombers ever built and the bomber that ended WWII.
The Commemorative Air Force B-29 FiFi one of the last surviving examples of its kind will be at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in Farmingdale NY just 45 minutes outside New York City. It will be joined by the Airpower History Tour’s B-24, P-51, C-45, and SB2C “Helldiver” and join the visiting Yankee Air Force B-17G “Flying Fortress” nicknamed the Yankee Lady as they take to the air along with our museum’s own impressive collection of vintage warbirds commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII.
This is an incredible opportunity to check off that bucket list item and fly on the B-29 or other warbirds available for flight experience rides all weekend long!
For more information on flying on the B-29, or other aircraft click the links below or Call (432) 413-4100
B-29 and Airpower history tour: