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Things to do in West Hartford-Farmington Valley, CT: National Aviation Day Celebration and Open Cockpit

National Aviation Day Celebration and Open Cockpit

New England Air Museum

36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks 06096

Sunday, 8/19   OTHER DATES »
10:00 am

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED
AGE RANGE: All Ages
COST: Admission is $12.50 for ages 12 and up, $11.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7.00 for ages 4 to 11; $20 for the speaker which includes admission
CALL: (860) 623-3305
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Established by President Roosevelt in 1939 to commemorate the anniversary of Orville Wright'€™s birthday, this event celebrates over one hundred years of New England aviation history. Join us for activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. The program includes our popular Open cockpit experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenge; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and more.

Also, on that day, Don Boccaccio, a Crew Member and Tour Leader on Fifi, one of two B-29 WWII bombers still flying. Mr. Boccaccio will provide a '€œbehind the scenes'€ look at Fifi and what it takes to keep wind under her wings. The program begins at 1:00 in the Museum'€™s conference room. There is an additional charge of $20 for the speaker.

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