At Banville Law, we have a few military history buffs among our staff of Long Island personal injury lawyers. We love learning about the technology and machinery that has been used throughout our nation’s history. In Farmingdale, the American Airpower Museum showcases some of the most important aircraft and other vehicles used during various American wars. This extensive museum draws visitors from all over the country who are looking to learn about and gain a deeper appreciation for these spectacular pieces of machinery and the heroes who have operated them. Some of our favorite aspects of the American Airpower Musem include:

Legends of Airpower Weekend

Legends of Airpower Weekend is an annual event held at the American Airpower Museum each Memorial Day Weekend. This year, the weekend is from May 24 through the 28th. The event is also paired with the 2018 Bethpage Federal Credit Union Jones Beach Air Show the same weekend. During this event, the museum’s collection of historic warbirds is on display, and you can watch them take flight into the skies. This will include the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady”, a legendary World War II aircraft. You’ll even have the opportunity to hop aboard and take a flight on the plane. You can watch the Jones Beach Air Show from the flight line at Republic Airport. This year, the air show features the Canadian Forces Snow Birds and the US Navy Blue Angels.


The American Airpower Museum is held in a historic building which played a major role in US military history. 65 years ago, the current home of the museum was military complex at Republic Airport. This complex produced over 9,000 P-47 Thunderbolts here in Farmingdale. This plane, also known as the “Jug”, eventually defeated Germany’s best fighter pilots during World War II. A visit to the American Airpower Museum is a trip back into the past. You can view the same runways and hangars that sent these planes off to war, in a setting where a wide collection of other vintage aircraft are in their natural environment.


The museum’s collection includes a wide selection of aircraft from various points during American history, including:

  • Aero L-39C Albatros
  • Aero L-39ZA Albatros
  • Cessna 337B Super Skymaster
  • Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
  • Douglas C-47B Skytrain
  • Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
  • General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark
  • Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
  • Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
  • North American AT-6D Texan
  • North American At-28D Trojan
  • North American B-25 Mitchell
  • North American P-51D Mustang
  • North American SNJ-5
  • Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler
  • Republic F-84E Thunderjet
  • Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
  • Republic RF-84F Thunderflash
  • Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
  • Republic F-105D Thunderchief
  • RotorWay Scorpion Too
  • Waco UPF-7