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American Airpower Museum, Farmingdale

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 80 reviews on the web
The American Airpower Museum, is an aviation museum located on the former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York. It maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history.The museum is one of relatively few worldwide that actually flies historic aircraft. It operates an original Republic P-47D fighter among others in its airworthy fleet.The museum has many static displays which includes a Republic F-84 first generation jet fighter, a rare example of the swept-wing RF-84F reconnaissance variant, and an Republic F-105 Thunderchief. The last production aircraft was the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II.The museum has a group of volunteers which includes both former Republic workers and veterans of all branches of the military. A flight experience is available on board a C-47 aircraft which actually flew during the Normandy invasion on D-Day.For several years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had been pursuing a $10.6 million plan to tear down the 35000sqft hangar built around 1940 and replace it with a safety apron at the end of a north-south runway to provide more room for emergency stops. In March 2011 Democrats Charles Schumer and Steve Israel said that the FAA stated it was not necessary for the hangar to be torn down, but if it was, federal money could be used to help relocate the hangar
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  • Parking is easy + next to the facility. It's located in Republic Airport so you can watch private planes taking off + landing when outside. I went through the museum guided by an excellent volunteer. ...  read more »
  • The American Air Power Museum is located in one of the few remaining hangars that was once Republic Aviation/Fairchild Republic, this is where they built the P-47, F-105 and the A-10 plus assemblies f...  read more »
  • This is a very interesting and informative experience in exploring the evolution of flight. It's a great family outing there is plenty of activities for children and adults. Al of the displays are wel...  read more »
  • Amazing. I have been here countless times and being the only history buff in my family (living in us) they get pretty annoyed when I say we should go there, but they always have a good time. It is overall my third favorite muesamn and my first in the USA. It is overall amazing
  • With just a bit more funding this place would be 5 stars. For its size, one of the coolest places on LI. Hidden gem. Great history. Good for kids.
  • It a great place to check out with your family everyone is nice and take time to show you around and explain about the museum . It a must to check out I been their today and going back on labor day for the air show...would recommend to anyone..
  • Good for what it is, I wish it was more. Volunteers working that day were less than knowledgeable and not too bright. A little sad
  • The volunteers are the best! I love hearing them share their personal stories.
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