The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut will hold their annual Veterans Day program on November 11th. Visitors can meet and talk with approximately 20 local aviation combat veterans from WWII, the Cold War era, the Vietnam Conflict, and Iraq and Afghanistan. These veterans have had experience with the aircraft in the Museum’s collection as either air or ground crew.
Additionally, a number of the Museum’s military aircraft will be open for visitor entry including the Bell UH-1 “Huey” helicopter, the P-47 Thunderbolt, the Vought F4U Corsair, the F-100 SuperSabre, and the Kaman SH-2F Seasprite helicopter.
All veterans and active military personnel will receive half off the Museum’s regular admission prices between November 1-30, 2012. The Museum will donate the difference to the Friends of Fisher House Connecticut. The Fisher House Foundation builds and maintains long term residential facilities near military hospitals nationwide where families of seriously injured soldiers can reside during the long rehabilitation process. The Friends of Fisher House Connecticut are raising funds to build a Fisher House in West Haven, Connecticut.
The New England Air Museum is open 10am-5pm Monday through Sunday and is located in Windsor Locks, Conn., adjacent to Bradley International Airport. Take I-91 north or south to CT. exit 40 (Route 20) to Route 75 north.
The New England Air Museum is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, a private, non-profit educational institution organized in 1959. Located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, the Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England. This educational organization is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history and inspiring students through innovative and hands-on educational programs.