Exhibits and Displays

Explore New England's rich and dynamic history in aviation through these unique exhibits located throughout the Museum's three heated and air-conditioned hangars.

New England Women in Aviation

Plans are underway to create a new permanent exhibit at NEAM dedicated to honor the many achievements of women in aviation. The exhibit will focus on inspirational New England women who have made significant contributions to the history and industry of aviation. You can learn more HERE.

NEW - 8 Minutes: Bradley Air Museum and the 1979 Windsor Locks Tornado

The story of the 1979 tornado on the Bradley Air Museum, its effect and aftermath, and the Nuseum's rebirth as the New England Air Museum.

57th Fighter Group WWII Memorial

A tribute to the first aviation unit to be deployed to what is now Bradley International Airport

58th Bomb Wing WWII Memorial

Dedicated to the first unit in WWII to take the B-29 Superfortress into combat

416th Bombardment Group (Light) Memorial

The centerpiece of this Memorial is the A-26 Invader “Reida Rae” which flew 39 combat missions with the 416th in Europe

484th Bombardment Group

Highlighting the story of Museum member Robert D. Powers of New Britain, Conn. who was a waist gunner on one of this group’s B-24 Liberators in combat over Europe

Apollo-Era EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit)

The spacesuit worn by Apollo astronauts on the lunar surface was known as an EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit). In many ways, it was the "world's smallest spacecraft."

Blanchard Balloon Basket Replica

Constructed and flown in 1993 to mark the 200th anniversary of the first manned flight in America made by French aeronaut Jean-Pierre Blanchard in Philadelphia

Silas Brooks Balloon Basket

Built and flown by Plymouth, Connecticut native and aeronaut Silas Brooks in the 1870’s, this is the oldest surviving American built aircraft

Pratt & Whitney - Innovators Who Changed Our World

The inspiring story of how a handful of entrepreneurs and brilliant engineers moved to Connecticut and founded Pratt & Whitney which was to become one the world’s greatest aerospace companies

Igor Sikorsky Memorial Exhibit

A comprehensive tribute to the great aviation pioneer who started his aviation work in Czarist Russia and then in the United States with the development of amphibians and flying boats, culminating with his design and building the world’s first practical helicopter

Silent Wings

An exhibit honoring the glider pilots of WWII who undertook some of the most dangerous and riskiest missions of the war

Percival H. Spencer

A collection on artifacts honoring Connecticut native who was an inventor, and aviation pioneer.

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