New England Air Museum
National Aviation Day

The New England Air Museum is celebrating National Aviation Day on August 19, 2014.

On this day, which coincides with Orville Wright’s birthday, the Museum will host a variety of activities that are all geared toward making the day fun and enjoyable for visitors.
The activities include boarding the Museum’s newest display aircraft, the Coast Guard Dassault HU-25 Falcon; designing a glider built around a straw that will fly the longest distance possible in a straight line; taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the Restoration Hangar for a close look at the current major projects including the P-51 Mustang, DC-3 airliner and the Burnelli CBY-3.

Visitors will meet the volunteers who are working on these aircraft, and they will also get to take a look inside the Museum’s 22,000 sq. ft. storage hangar which is filled with vintage aircraft.
Additionally they will be greeted by a re-enactor portraying Orville Wright, and youngsters will get a chance to fly the original Wright Flyer simulator. Also, there will be two presentations of the play PAPER AIRPLANES, an original Museum production. The play tells the story of Mary Goodrich Jenson, Connecticut’s first license female pilot. In honor of Orville’s birthday, birthday cake will be served to all.