Soaring to the New England Air Museum

Connecticut might be a small state, but it is very full of exciting things to do! June 14th was Connecticut Open House Day, and I had a chance to visit a few wonderful places with a group of bloggers and some friends from The Department  of Tourism. Our first stop was the New England Air Museum.

ctopenhouseday

We were Cheryl of  CherylBudge.com and her family,  Elise from Connecticut Working Moms   and her family, and my family!  (weightsover.com, LoserGurl.com and RealBoysLife.com  plus Libby from Connecticut Tourism and the fabulous AL – he’s the VOICE behind 1-800- Connecticut. No, seriously, have a question about Connecticut? Ask Al.  Visit CTVisit.com for cool stuff to do in Connecticut.

We had 2 stops, and the first one was SO MUCH FUN! We took a tour of The New England Air Museum

neam-main-building-slider

What a great trip!   I have always been intrigued by aircraft, and in this museum there are plenty to see.  However, the STORIES behind the aircraft made the trip!  Our fantastic tour guide, Ken, knew all the details and more.

Like-

apollo

Did you know the spacesuits that were on the Apollo mission were made in Connecticut? Also, before they started making helicopters, Sikorsky made planes that could land in water, like seaplanes and bi-planes.

seaplane

There are also so many other interesting planes to see! But one of my sons FAVORITE things was the flight simulator.  He LOVED that thing and really enjoyed trying to fly!

Flight Simulators are like video games!

We really enjoyed checking out the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial.  The 58th Bomb Wing Memorial pays tribute to the thousands of men in the first unit to introduce the Boeing B-29 Superfortress into combat in World War II.  Seeing one of those Superfortress was really eye opening. If you have a chance to go explore the Memorial Wing, you won’t regret it.  There is so much information and memories about our Veterans and their service to our country, and how aviation helped win a war.

b-29-350

We were only at the museum for a few hours, and honestly, I could have spent a few MORE hours there. I know there were a lot of  things I didn’t look at closely enough. I guess that means we need to take another trip back to the museum!  Since everything in Connecticut is only about 2 hours or so away from each other, why not take a ride to Windsor Locks and check it out for yourself?

The New England Air Musuem

Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int’l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096

Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

Thanks to Connecticut State Tourism for arranging the bus ride,and lunch. The museum was open to the public for free, and all opinions are my own.

print

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on RedditShare on Google+

42 Comments

  1. Melissa June 25, 2014
  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 25, 2014
  3. Lisa June 25, 2014
  4. Jen V June 25, 2014
  5. Not So Average Mama June 25, 2014
  6. christy karch June 25, 2014
  7. HilLesha June 25, 2014
  8. Debbie L. June 25, 2014
  9. Jennifer B June 25, 2014
  10. Cat @ TOTS June 25, 2014
  11. {Running} Rachel June 25, 2014
  12. Jessica June 25, 2014
  13. Jenn June 25, 2014
  14. Debbie Denny June 25, 2014
  15. Dawn Lopez June 25, 2014
  16. Lynsey @MoscatoMom June 25, 2014
  17. maria @ close to home June 25, 2014
  18. Mama to 5 BLessings June 25, 2014
  19. Beth June 25, 2014
  20. Angela June 25, 2014
  21. Elisebet F June 25, 2014
  22. Patty June 25, 2014
  23. Ann Bacciaglia June 25, 2014
  24. Liz Mays June 26, 2014
  25. Lois Alter Mark June 26, 2014
  26. Mommy Has A Life June 26, 2014
  27. Maria Oller June 26, 2014
  28. Andrea Kruse June 26, 2014
  29. Mistee Dawn June 26, 2014
  30. Kelli A June 26, 2014
  31. Dee June 26, 2014
  32. Mel Outnumbered June 26, 2014
  33. Leah June 26, 2014
  34. Debi June 26, 2014
  35. Lisa June 26, 2014
  36. Sarah @ Must Have Mom June 26, 2014
  37. Tiff @ Babes and Kids June 29, 2014
  38. Shell Feis June 30, 2014

Leave a Reply