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Memorial Day starts the Museum's summer season and we will be open seven days a week from 10:00am - 5:00pm through Labor Day.

FlightSimCon 2016 Ready For Departure!

The flight simulation world is gathering at the New England Air Museum on June 11 and 12 with some of the biggest names in the flight sim world.

Now in its fourth year, FlightSimCon has quickly become the biggest flight simulation and aviation conference in North America, drawing attendees from around the world. Registration is open now at If you are passionate about aviation, flight simulation, and flying, join us this June!

Added May 9, 2016

Schedule of 2016-2017 Scout Overnights Announced

Bring your scout troop to the Museum for an overnight adventure. Overnight activities include climb-aboard Open Cockpit Experiences, in real aircraft, hands-on Build & Fly challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, Aircraft Quests, and more!

Click here for the 2016-2017 schedule, and information and how to register.
Added May 9, 2016

2016 Museum Membership Trips

The Museum has some interesting and fun trips planned for this year. They include two day trips to the Cradle of Aviation in East Garden City, Long Island, NY, and the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA.

There is also a six day trip to Seattle, WA where we will visit the Museum of Flight, the Future of Flight Aviation Center and tour the Boeing factory. There is also time to explore the exciting city of Seattle.

Click here to find out about all of these trips and how to register. The Museum trips are always popular so sign up early and don't be left out!

Added February 26, 2016

New England Air Museum Receives Major State Support

On January 29, 2016 the Connecticut State Bond Commission approved $985,000 in funding to be used by the New England Air Museum for a number of projects that will enhance the visitor experience and make NEAM an even more dynamic and relevant destination.
The funds will be used to support several projects which include: Two mezzanines which will give visitors an elevated view of our aircraft; major enhancements to the museum’s exhibits; doubling the museum’s classroom space; expanding the paved parking area and the creation of a new entry drive; improvements to the facility’s HVAC system, and a new attached storage facility to support artifacts, exhibits and archives.

“This funding represents tremendous momentum for the Museum,” observes executive director Jerry Roberts, “In addition to Governor Malloy we want to thank State Representatives Betty Boukus and Peggy Sayers who were instrumental in securing the funds and especially our own board member, retired state senator Con O’Leary. We could not have done this without his dedication and persistence.”
You can read the Hartford Courant article on the funding here.
Added February 18, 2016

Extreme Paper Airplanes with Museum Executive Director Jerry Roberts

Recently Museum Executive Director Jerry Roberts was on WTNH News8 for a segment on Extreme Paper Airplanes with the New England Air Museum. You can see a tape of it here along with an article on the activities the Museum offered during recent the holiday break.
Added December 27, 2015

New Museum 360 Degree Panoramas Views

Six new "virtual" 360 degree panorama views are now available and include:
the Sikorsky CH-54B being prepped for its move into Restoration
the Goodyear Blimp Control Car,
Jack's Hack B-29A,
a view of the Civil Hangar from a balloon gondola,
the Kaman K-225 helicopter,
the cockpit of the newly restored P-51D Racer.
These panorams were taken by Museum member John Wood and can be viewed from links that can be found here.
Added December 11, 2015

NEAM Seeking Museum Store Associates

New England Air Museum is seeking front desk/museum store associates. Responsibilities include admission, gift shop and membership sales, handling cash and credit card transactions, cheerfully answering visitor questions and phone calls, stocking shelves, lite cleaning, assisting in turning on the Museum, end-of-the-day close-out, basic administrative functions and odd jobs as assigned. Must
have excellent customer service skills, ability to multi-task at a busy front desk, excellent punctuality and computer skills. This position will include 8-16 regular hours per week including either Saturday and/or Sunday and additional hours during the week on an on-call basis. Starting rate: $12 per hour and reports to the Director of Visitor Services. To apply, please send resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Added September 16, 2015

Douglas DC-3 Restoration 1st Quarter 2016 Update

Find out about the DC-3's restoration team efforts for the 1st quarter of 2016 here. You can find out more on the background and restoration history here.

Updated May 13, 2016

Burnelli CBY-3 "Loadmaster" Restoration Update

Burnelli CBY-3
The February, 2016 update on the progress of the Burnelli CBY-3 from restoration crew chief, Harry Newman is now available and can be viewed here.
Updated March 7, 2016

Air Museum Offers Surplus Engines For Sale

From time to time, the Air Museum's staff identifies artifacts that can be considered surplus as they do not fit in with our future restoration plans. Currently the Museum has some excess aircraft engines for sale. Click here to view what is available. The proceeds from these sales will help to sustain the Museum's current operations including its restoration needs. You can contact the Assistant Museum Director, Debbie Reed by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by phone 860-623-3305 X314.

Added May 19, 2015

Winter, 2015 Edition of NEAMnews Now Available

The Winter, 2015 edition of NEAMnews, the newsletter of the New England Air Museum, is now available for viewing here. It contains a summary of news and activities from 2014 as well as, a history of the Museum's evolution and much more!
Added March 20, 2015

What's New In The Library?

New library research procedures and terms have been announced. Please visit the John Ramsay Research Library page for details on the procedures and terms.
Updated March 17, 2016

Read our September, 2014 newsletter here!

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