American Airpower Museum, Farmingdale

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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  • I went there with my friends for a day out together and we had a lot of fun. Great museum and will come back again!  more »
  • I've visited with my father a number of times and have had a great time. The staff knows their stuff and you can get up close and personal with a lot of artifacts that have clearly been used. Go when ...  more »
  • My first visit here and it definity won't be my last. I was mezmoried by Hap Arnold's B25 and a great collection of WW2 and later war birds. We had the luxury of being guided through the museum by Al ...  more »
  • Excellent museum for adults and kids. Bill, the veteran who toured us, was a wealth of information. Thank you for your service!
  • This museum is amazing for adults as well as kids...We took our 2yr old grandson and he loved it. The staff and veterans are so great! Can't wait to visit again.
  • Snacks available for purchase. Rugged museum, with a lot of fun exhibits for adults and children! Favorite part was the B-17 cockpit. The models and small displays were really cool. Lots of authentic pictures of old GIs and old uniforms. The Tuskegee Airman exhibit was done really well too.
  • Amazing volunteer tour guides share their knowledge and experience. On slow days they'll even take the kiddies outside to see the big plans up close! Take the kids and the grandparents so they'll share their memories of wartimes.
  • Awesome exhibits and extremely knowledgeable staff. Kids loved being able to climb inside of some of the planes on display.

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