Women Take Flight
The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Women Take Flight event on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in commemoration of Women’s History Month. Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate women’s contributions to aerospace history through special events, hands-on activities and lectures from special guest speakers including Catherine Young, business developer, General Aviation Airports, Connecticut Airport Authority; Melissa Mathiasen, test pilot, Sikorsky Aircraft; and MSgt. Dana Willette, flight engineer, C-5M Super Galaxy, 439th Airlift Wing/337th Airlift Squadron.
Women Take Flight will offer visitors the opportunity to meet women pilots, engineers and industry professionals from a variety of local aerospace companies as well as members of the U.S. armed forces. The event will also feature hands-on STEM activities, climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, flight simulators and opportunities to discover the history of women in aerospace through the museum’s collection of over 100 historic aircraft including a Lockheed 10-A Electra—the same model aircraft that Amelia Earhart flew during her attempted around the world flight in 1937.
Women Take Flight is supported in part by Peerless Precision, a woman-owned business.
Easter Egg Hunt
Hop into history with the Easter bunny at the New England Air Museum’s fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 30. Families and children ages 1 to 10 are invited to join us from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for the hunt. Participants will be divided into two age groups (ages 1–5 and ages 6–10), and children will collect one egg in each of the following colors: red, blue, purple, green and yellow. Once a child has found all five colors of eggs, they will exchange their eggs for a prize bag of goodies to take home. There is a strict limit of five eggs/one prize per child, and a limited number of prizes will be available on a first come, first served basis. Children must bring their own egg hunt bag/basket. To ensure the safety of all visitors, it is requested that parents remain with their children at all times during the Egg Hunt. Please note that strollers will not be permitted in the egg hunt areas.
In addition to the egg hunt, the Easter bunny will greet visitors from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and again from 1 – 2:30 p.m. The museum will also offer an array of activities for children including climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, computerized flight simulators, hands-on build and fly challenges.
All activities are free with general admission, and the Easter Egg Hunt will be held rain or shine; in the event of severe rain the hunt will be moved indoors. Events and activities are subject to change.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. The museum is closed on Mondays during the winter season with the exception of holidays and during school vacation weeks. Admission is $15 for ages 15 to 64, $14 for seniors 65 and up, and $10 for ages 4 to 14. New England Air Museum members and children under 3 are admitted free. For more information and directions to the museum, please visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305.