At Banville Law, we have a few military history buffs among our staff of Woodbury personal injury attorneys. 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 Museum include:
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: