Air Museum Launches Summer Programming

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The New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun  program offers interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Each week is themed:

July 1-7: Wing Week: Uncover the history of airplane wings and build your own “flying wing” foam glider to take home.

July 8-14: Glider Week: Discover the history of glider flight and build a straw glider to take home.

July 15-21: Space Week: Learn about local connections to NASA spacesuits and create a marshmallow constellation to take home.

July 22-28: Jet Week: Climb aboard a Mach 1 supersonic jet and create an origami jet to take home.

July 29-Aug. 4: Engine Week: Learn about local connections to the history of airplane engines and create and launch a “jet” balloon to take home.

Aug. 5-11: Helicopter Week: Climb aboard a Connecticut built search and rescue helicopter and build a paper helicopter to take home.

Aug. 12-16: Blimps, Balloons, and Airships Week: Uncover the history of lighter-than-air aircraft and create a mini balloon basket to take home.

Additional activities include interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more. For more information about specific activities and program schedules, please visit our website at