The New England Air Museum is auctioning a “bucket list” opportunity for four lucky people to re-live history and take flight in a P-51 “Red Tail” Mustang, the aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
The auction is the first of many fundraising activities the Museum will be running to help bring its new exhibit, “The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories,” to life in spring 2023. Bids start at $500, and the auction will close on October 21.
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The upcoming Tuskegee exhibit features immersive audio and video, imagery, and original artifacts to pay tribute to this trailblazing group of men and women in an exciting and permanent exhibit — the largest in the museum’s history.
The exhibit will feature a theater and compelling original film about the airmen: the excellence with which they performed defending our county while also fighting a “second war”— a fight against systemic racism and discrimination before, during, and after World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen also laid the groundwork for the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement of the1960s. They changed the world, and if we keep their story alive, they will continue to do so.
The flights will take off from Signature Flight Support at Bradley International Airport, across from the Museum, flights will be scheduled between November 2 – 5, 2022.
The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England, comprised of three large public hangars, outdoor exhibits, and more than 100 aircraft ranging from early airships and flying machines to supersonic jets and helicopters. The museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information, please visit www.neam.org, call (860) 623-3305, or find us on Facebook.