The New England Air Museum will hold its first Open Cockpit Day for 2018 on Saturday, January 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Special activities include climb aboard experiences in historic aircraft; flight simulators; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, and much more! A variety of aircraft will be open for visitors including the WWII era Republic P-47D "Thunderbolt," the Vietnam War era Bell UH-1B "Huey" helicopter, as well as supersonic jet fighters including the North American F-100A "Super Sabre" and the Lockheed F-104C "Starfighter."
Also on that day, there will be a plastic scale model show courtesy of the Wings and Wheels Modelers Club. Hundreds of beautifully crafted scale models will be on display for the enjoyment of the Museum's visitors and will include aircraft, military vehicles, ships, automobiles and dioramas. Club members will run instructional demonstrations throughout the day.
All activites are free with Museum admission. The Open Cockpit program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the Museum and gift shop staying open until 5:00 PM. Sneakers or rubber-soled shoes are recommended.