Famous Speakers and Special Guests

The New England Air Museum has been host to numerous famous guests over the years.

In the early years of the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, speakers became an important part of fulfilling the mission of the organization. They would often have speakers from important Connecticut aerospace companies, such as Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky, at membership meetings. The tradition of speakers continued throughout the history of the organization. Events such as Women Take Flight and Space Expo host astronauts, pilots, and others in the aerospace profession as keynote speakers. The museum hosts a speaker series every year full of interesting and often famous guests.

Sergei Khrushchev

Notable guests that have spoke at the New England Air Museum include the pilot of the Enola Gay Paul Tibbets, actress Maureen O’Hara, Sergei Krushchev, and members of the Flying Tigers and the Tuskegee Airmen.

Paul Tibbets (sixth from left) with the B-29 Restoration Crew


Former Executive Director Michael Speciale and current Executive Director Debbie Reed share stories about their favorite NEAM speakers.

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