New England Air Museum Waives Admission for Veterans through 2020
The New England Air Museum announces today a partnership with KeyBank which will allow the Museum to waive the normal admission fee for all veterans and military service members throughout the remainder of 2020.
“The New England Air Museum generally sees about 1,000 visitors each year who are veterans and military service men and women,” says Debbie Reed, the Museum’s Executive Director. “Through this partnership we hope to be able to significantly increase this number and share our aircraft collection and exhibits with people who often have firsthand experience flying or working on them.”
The Museum has a Military Hangar with 14 aircraft currently on display. Several other military planes and helicopters are in storage and will be rotated into the exhibit hangars during the year. These include an F-14 Tomcat (the kind Tom Cruise flew in Top Gun) and an A-10 Thunderbolt (commonly referred to as a Warthog). With a total of three hangars, visitors can see over 55 aircraft, dozens of engines and diverse exhibits including a WWII Blimp Car, the world’s oldest balloon basket, and even an exhibit of space artifacts.
“As a recognized Military Friendly® company KeyBank is proud to support our region’s military veterans in many ways every day. This partnership is just one more way that we can show our appreciation, and also support one of Connecticut’s true treasures,” says James R. Barger, KeyBank’s market president for Connecticut and Massachusetts and a U.S. Navy veteran.
The New England Air Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday all year, and Mondays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission is $16.00 for ages 15 and up, $14.00 for seniors 65 and up, and $10.00 for ages 4 to 14. New England Air Museum members, children under 3 and all veterans and military service men and women with military identification are admitted free.
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