New England Air Museum

New England Air Museum(温莎洛克斯)

New England Air Museum
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Wdskhill
25 条分享
2022年4月
A very nice museum. My husband is a WWII plane fanatic, so we hit every air museum we can find. This one was a nice find. The best part about this air museum, in my opinion, is that you can climb into some of the cockpits or at least climb up to the cockpits. Many other air museums may only have a couple that you can get up close like that. They have some different displays like the blimp history. Some of the volunteers actually have history with these planes. My husband loved talking to them about their experiences. 3 hangars to go through. The hangars are connected by an area devoted to women pilots or women in the military, and a kids' section where they can do crafts and such. There are also a few planes outside to view. Lots to see and learn. Closes at 4. Took us about 2 hours to go through but my husband takes pictures of every inch of plane and talks to volunteers. A little gift shop and vending machines. Lots of free parking.
撰写日期:2022年4月24日
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kzsull01
康涅狄格温莎355 条分享
2022年3月
My husband and I visited the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. This time we had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the exhibit on ‘New England Women in Aviation’, which nicely commemorates the achievements of female aviators, especially those from New England, before it opened on Sunday, March 13th. We also enjoyed the new Kosciusko Squadron Exhibit, the Kaman Exhibit and its enhancements, and the Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, in the Military Hangar. These are all new from our visit to the museum from a little over a year ago. However, we also enjoyed the Permanent Collection of beautifully restored aircraft, which is always nice to see.

The ‘New England Women in Aviation’ Exhibit was well done and nicely addresses several interesting topics, including: ‘Breaking Barriers for Generations’: ‘The Golden Age of Aviation’; ‘Answering the Patriotic Call’; ‘Blazing New Trails’; ‘A Women’s Right to the Sky’; ‘Fashion’, the ‘Glamorous Aviator’, and ‘What to Wear on Mars?’; women racers in the air going ‘Farther, Faster and Higher’; ‘The New Frontier’; ‘Women Pilots Banding Together’; ‘Women in Engineering and Mechanics’ related to aviation and much, much more. This exhibit is quite inspirational and definitely worth seeing.

‘The Kosciuszko Squadron, Defenders of Freedom 1919 – 1946’ provided a lot of information with historical context about the ‘Invasion of Poland’; ‘Poland Reborn’; ‘‘Their Finest Hour” The Battle of Britain, July – October 1940’, with the ‘Victory in Europe’; and a lot of background information on Tadeusz Kosciuszko, tying the squadron to all these pieces. The write-ups on display provide very good background material and are very detailed. I took pictures of a few of the write-ups to be able to read later. This exhibit is very nicely done and is quite educational.

The Kaman Enhancement, which is in the Military Hangar, has a new 3D Hologram that explains how Charlie Kaman’s inventions reduced the effect of vibrations in aircrafts, revolutionizing helicopter design as well as provides multiple other interesting features. The new features enhance the existing information on the Kaman Corporation and its diversification into helicopters, rotor blades and the Ovations Guitar is on display. In addition, there is a nice tribute to the Kaman founder, Charlie Kaman, depicting him as a Renaissance Man.

This museum is a great place to take a walk back through time in aviation history. It is a great tribute from multiple perspectives, with all the aircraft on display well restored and preserved, being quite unique and very impressive, in particular because the restoration is largely done by volunteers. Also, the information on how each aircraft that was on display was used and the significance the aircraft played in protecting our country’s freedoms, when applicable, was quite helpful and very educational. There is definitely a lot of information in this museum! There are also friendly docents available to answer your questions. The aircraft includes Sikorsky, Kaman, Lockheed, McDonnell-Douglas, Boeing, Goodyear and much, much more.

This museum is a nice place for the whole family to enjoy. We were at the museum for a little over an hour, based on the amount of time available to us, but we could easily have spent well over two hours there. You may have to go back to this museum multiple times to see and absorb all it has to offer. There is also plenty of convenient free parking next to the museum.

This museum is located very close to Bradley International Airport, in fact, the control tower to the airport is just across the street, The museum’s location makes it a convenient place to visit both to and from the airport and any other time during its wide range of hours that it is open.

Military Hangar:

We started in the Military Hangar which has quite interesting displays providing a lot of historical information. There is a wide selection of various types of aircraft from multiple wars, both airplanes and helicopters in this hangar. I never before saw such a large collection of different types of helicopters that were on display!! Some of them were quite large. Everything in this hangar is quite interesting, including the write-ups providing detailed background information on what is on display. We particularly liked the new Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, We also liked all the nice tributes to the various squadrons in this hangar.

Also in the Military Hangar are Computerized Flight Simulators where you are able to simulate a flight from different airports, including Bradley International Airport.

Civil Aviation Hangar:

After leaving the ‘Military Hangar’ we viewed the ‘New England Women in Aviation’ and the ‘Kosciuszko Squadron’ exhibits. We then went into the Civil Aviation Hangar which also has a wide selection of airplanes and helicopters, all quite impressive as well as well restored and preserved.

There is a Sikorsky Memorial, which includes information on Igor Sikorsky’s early life in Russia, his achievements and his dedication to rescue with specific topics on ‘Igor Sikorsky the Man’, ‘The Russian Years’ ‘The Early American Years’; ‘Wings Across the Ocean’ and the ‘Birth of an Industry’. This is a nice tribute. There are also nice exhibits on the evolution of the helicopter, a Transocean Air Mail exhibit, an exhibit on Pratt and Whitney Innovations and much, much, more, all being quite interesting, educational, and providing a very good historical perspective.

The aircraft on display in the Civil Aviation Hangar includes a Sikorsky VS-44 Four-Engine Flying Boat named Excambian, owned by Maureen O’Hara’s husband, which looks like a luxurious cruise ship. There also is a K-28 Blimp Car, a very large and impressive plane from the Great Silver Fleet, and a nicely restored Lockheed 10A Electra and much, much more. The write-ups in this hangar also provide nice background information on what is on display.

B-29 Superfortress Bomber Hangar:

Finally we went into the B-29 Hangar, which has a very impressive Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber named “Jack’s Hack”, as well as other aircraft and military equipment. There is very good background information on the B-29’s milestones and the concurrency process used in its development. There is also an interesting story about the B-29A on display as well as a nice tribute to it through the 58th – Bomb Wing Memorial and with information on the crew of Jack’s Hack. The size and restoration involved with this B-29 is quite impressive!!.

This museum has a lot to offer, much, much more than what I mention above. I don’t mention all the exhibits or sections of the museum in this write-up. We enjoyed this museum and recommend it to those interested in history, especially the history of aviation from multiple perspectives.
撰写日期:2022年3月14日
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Daniel O
马萨诸塞373 条分享
2021年9月
The whole experience was great. The parking was great (free). The guides were smart, kind and helpful. This was my first time seeing a B-29 in person and a sky crane! We even learned that N. Khrushchev's son & Maureen O'Hara had visited this place. You definitely need a few hours here.
撰写日期:2021年10月8日
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WaiPRUSA
康涅狄格纽黑文1,298 条分享
2021年7月 • 家庭
Well organized and great exhibitions. Excellent for kids. The people there have a lot of knowledge from the planes and artifacts in display. A little disappointed with the gift shop. I was hoping to find better souvenirs.
撰写日期:2021年7月10日
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bikerdad15089
18 条分享
2021年7月
It was great place to visit especially if you are into aircraft. Good for something to do on a rainy day especially since their isnt much to do in ct indoors.
撰写日期:2021年7月4日
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Danielle
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2021年7月 • 家庭
The title of the review sums it up. You couldn't go inside most of the planes or helicopters. We waited on line for 10 minutes to go into one of the two that were open, only to be told when we were up next that the person letting people in and out needed to go on break and that no one would be coming to replace him. He knew he was going on break. He could have said something ahead of time instead of having little kids (mine and the others behind us) stand patiently only to be disappointed.

Their site says everyone's supposed to be masked, but there were plenty of visitors (including adults) and even a few members of staff who weren't. Considering how hot is was in there, I don't think they have any sort of fancy ventilation/filtration.

There wasn't much to do. There was a guy teaching kids how to make paper airplanes but he left shortly after we arrived. Unlikely we'll ever return.
撰写日期:2021年7月3日
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Gene R J
马里兰银泉7,826 条分享
2021年6月
We visited here this morning arriving at 9:30 AM. After paying $14 each senior, a knowledgeable docent previewed the exhibits in each of the 3 main halls plus the planes outside. We began in Hall #1 with a short film in the Sikorsky "Sky Crane", then on to see the first supersonic fighter, F-100 Super Sabre.
Hall #2 featured the Sikorsky Flying Boat "Excambria" and our favorite, the blimp Control Car that sat under the 252' x 63' Navy Airship-helium.
Hall #3 was devoted to the WW 11 Boeing B-29.
Our 90 minute exposure only touched the surface here. Those with aircraft/flight interest could spend much more time devouring the extensive exhibits and information provided.
撰写日期:2021年6月24日
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kzsull01
康涅狄格温莎355 条分享
2020年12月
My husband and I visited the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut on Friday, December 11th, 2020, This museum is located very close to Bradley International Airport, in fact, the control tower to the airport is just across the street, The museum’s location makes it a convenient place to visit both to and from the airport and any other time during its wide range of hours that it is open.

It was quite nice that we did not need advance tickets, which made things easier and provided us with some flexibility as to when we could visit the museum. The museum is also open daily, Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., again offering flexibility with a wide range of times which you could visit. We arrived at the museum about 10:00 a.m. when it opened for the day, and it definitely was not crowded with plenty of room to social distance and take a walk back through time in aviation history. It is a great tribute from multiple perspectives, with all the aircraft on display well restored and preserved, being quite unique and very impressive, in particular because the restoration is largely done by volunteers. Also, the information on how each aircraft that was on display was used and the significance the aircraft played in protecting our country’s freedoms, when applicable, was quite helpful and very educational. Some of the aircraft was even decorated for the holiday season, which was also quite nice.

The last time we visited the museum was in February of 2020 and there was definitely more aircraft on display this time from last time. However, it did not appear that any of the existing aircraft in the permanent collection on display was removed or replaced from what we could tell. Based on my notes and from what I could tell, the additional aircraft included a Grumman F-14B Tomcat on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation; the Republic JB-2 “Loon” (both in the Military Hangar) and the Burnelli CBY-3 Loadmaster (in restoration in the Civil Aviation Hangar) and more. We were also able to go outside at the time of our visit to see the aircraft that was out there, including the interesting Grumman HU-163 “Albatross” (1953), also on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation. However, what was outside on display was not as nicely restored as what was inside.

This museum has three hangars full of various types of historical aircraft as well as other areas with interesting and educational exhibits, such as a nice tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. The aircraft includes Sikorsky, Kaman, Lockheed, McDonnell-Douglas, Boeing, Goodyear and much, much more. What we saw in each of the hangars is described below.

This museum is a nice place for the whole family to enjoy. We were at the museum for a little over an hour, based on the amount of time available to us, but we could easily have spent well over two hours there. You may have to go back to this museum multiple times to see and absorb all it has to offer. There is also plenty of convenient free parking next to the museum.

Military Hangar:

We started in the Military Hangar which has quite interesting displays providing a lot of historical information. There is a wide selection of various types of aircraft from multiple wars, both airplanes and helicopters in this hangar. I never saw such a large collection of different types of helicopters that were on display before!! Some of them were quite large. Everything in this hangar is quite interesting, including the write-ups providing detailed background information on what is on display.

The wide variety of military aircraft in this hangar, based on past visits and this time, included: a Douglas A-26 Invader named Reida Rae; a F-100 Super Sabre Fighter Bomber; a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Fighter named the Jug; a CH-54b Skycrane; a Lockheed F-104C Starfighter; a McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II; and a Kaman SH-2F Seasprite Navy Helicopter, Also, there is a North American B-25 World War II Mitchell Bomber; B-25 Armament; a MD-22 Flight Simulator Cockpit Module, Snakeye GP Bombs used in Vietnam; a Vought XF4U-4 Corsair Fighter, a K-Max Helicopter; a HH-43 Huskie Helicopter and much, much, more. I hope I got this all right, because there really is quite a lot to see!!

Also in the Military Hangar are Computerized Flight Simulators where you are able to simulate a flight of a Cessna 172 from airports throughout the world. Interesting information on the Kaman Corporation and its diversification into helicopters, rotor blades and the Ovations Guitar is on display. In addition, there is a nice tribute to the Kaman founder, Charlie Kaman, depicting him as a Renaissance Man. There is also a display on the Vietnam Air War.

Civil Aviation Hangar:

We then went into the Civil Aviation Hangar which also has a wide selection of airplanes and helicopters, all quite impressive as well as well restored and preserved. There is a Sikorsky Memorial, which includes information on Igor Sikorsky’s early life in Russia, his achievements and his dedication to rescue with specific topics on ‘Igor Sikorsky the Man’, ‘The Russian Years’ ‘The Early American Years’; ‘Wings Across the Ocean’ and the ‘Birth of an Industry’. This is a nice tribute. There are also nice exhibits on the evolution of the helicopter, a Transocean Air Mail exhibit, an exhibit on Pratt and Whitney Innovations and much, much, more, all being quite interesting, educational, and providing a very good historical perspective.

The aircraft on display in the Civil Aviation Hangar includes a Sikorsky VS-44 Four-Engine Flying Boat named Excambian, owned by Maureen O’Hara’s husband, which looks like a luxurious cruise ship. There also is a Sikorsky S-39B Jungle Gym Amphibian; a Douglas DC-3; a K-28 Blimp Car, a Piper J-3 Cub Aircraft, Domain Helicopters; a very large and impressive plane from the Great Silver Fleet and much, much more. Hopefully these are all correct!! The write-ups in this hangar also provide nice background information on what is on display.

B-29 Superfortress Bomber Hangar:

Finally we went into the B-29 Hangar, which has a very impressive Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber named “Jack’s Hack”, as well as other aircraft and military equipment. There is very good background information on the B-29’s milestones and the concurrency process used in its development. There is also an interesting story about the B-29A on display as well as a nice tribute to it through the 58th – Bomb Wing Memorial and with information on the crew of Jack’s Hack. The size and restoration involved with this B-29 is quite impressive!!.

This museum has a lot to offer, much, much more than what I mention above. I don’t mention all the exhibits or sections of the museum in this write-up. We enjoyed this museum and recommend it to those interested in history, especially the history of aviation from multiple perspectives.
撰写日期:2020年12月21日
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Chuck52310
New Haven616 条分享
2020年7月
The New England Air Museum is a wonderful experience for young and old. My grandson and I visited last week, and we had a great time. The museum seems to grow every year. There are many vintage and historical planes and helicopters on display.
撰写日期:2020年7月12日
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James C
纽约州布鲁克林1,315 条分享
2020年7月 • 夫妻情侣
Really nice exhibits tons of space to walk around. Lots of different aircrafts and the volunteers are amazing. Great museum. Worth it every time. Great for kids and adults.
撰写日期:2020年7月11日
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