Due to weather conditions, the Museum will close at 1:00 p.m. today, December 17
Posted Dec. 17, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard Dassault HU-25A Added to the Museum Collection
On Wednesday, November 13, this U.S. Coast Guard Dassault HU-25A flew into Bradley International Airport from Mobile, Alabama on its last flight and was transferred to the Museum on permanent loan.
In the next few days it will undergo a decommissioning process in preparation to its move to the Museum where it will be put into the storage hangar for the winter.
On Friday, November 29 as part of the Museum's Behind The Scenes Tour, the doors to the storage hangar will be opened for public viewing, pending the weather. The plane will be put into a display hangar early in 2014.
Posted Nov. 14, 2013
Holiday Gift Ideas
Having trouble coming up with that special gift? Consider these options from the New England Air Museum:
Also, visit the Wings 'n' Things Gift Shop. Our shop is designed to please all visitors from toddlers to seniors, male and female. The merchandise we offer entertains, educates, and enriches. We stock hundreds of military pins and patches as well as one-of-a kind models, books, DVDs, toys, clothing, jewelry, unusual ornaments, magnets, keychains, and glassware.—all at reasonable prices.
Posted Nov. 13, 2013
Storage Hangar Expansion Completed
The 10,000 sq. ft. expansion to the Museum's storage hangar has been completed and is now being put to use. Along with the expansion, new paving was done around the building to help in moving aircraft in and out of the building. The expanded facility is seen as essential to the Museum’s growth and development. It will enhance the Museum’s ability to preserve historic aircraft and to allow for more flexibility in rotating aircraft on and off display.
JLN Contracting of Berlin, Connecticut was selected as the contractor and the project was supported through a grant provided by the Connecticut State Department of Community & Economic Development.
The New England Air Museum is owned and operated by Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, a nonprofit educational institution. It is situated on a 58 acre parcel of land at Bradley International Airport that has been made available for the Museum’s use through the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
Since moving to its current site in 1981, the Museum has built three exhibit hangars, a restoration hangar, a 10,000 sq. ft. storage building and the now 22,000 sq. ft. storage hangar.
Posted Oct. 21, 2013
Memberships purchased now are valid through the end of 2014.
Posted August 2, 2013; updated Nov. 13, 2013
Museum Offers Surplus Inventory For Sale
Currently the Museum has some excess aircraft engines for sale. Click here to view what is available.
Posted May 21, 2013 - Updated September 24, 2013
Read our September, 2013 newsletter.