WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum has announced that three historic WWII aircraft will be on public display nearby the Museum June 24 to 28.
The aircraft includes the B-29 “Fifi” the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, and a Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor “Bucket of Bolts.” This event is being run in conjunction with the Commemorative Air Force, which is flying the aircraft into Bradley Airport.
Tickets for this event must be purchased at the Air Museum. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and seniors, and $15 for children ages 4 to 11. Children under 3 are free. The charge for museum members is $7 for the shuttle fee and ramp access. The cost includes admission to the museum, shuttle bus transportation to the aircraft display and ramp access. Visitors will not be allowed to enter the aircraft display area without a museum ticket. The museum will open at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to Friday and at 8:30 a.m. on the weekend. The last tickets will be sold each day at 3:30 p.m.
This event is being run in conjunction with the Commemorative Air Force, which is flying the aircraft into Bradley International Airport. Aircraft tours will be available for public viewing beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday through Friday and at noon on the weekend. “Fifi” will fly at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday only.
Call 432-413-4100 for ticketing information for flights on the aircraft offered through the Commemorative Air Force. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Commemorative Air Force and the New England Air Museum.
The Commemorative Air Force ranks as one of the largest private air forces in the world. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 8,000 members and a fleet of 156 airplanes distributed throughout the country to 74 units located in 27 states for care and operation. For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Commemorative Air Force and the New England Air Museum.
The New England Air Museum is located near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. For further information call the Museum at 860-623-3305 or visit www.neam.org.