Historical Aviation Trail of New York State

Historical Aviation Trail of New York State A collection of aviation-themed attractions from across New York State for visitors to enjoy. Travel the state and experience one of our 13 locations!

The Historical Aviation Trail of New York State highlights each of the 13 major aviation-themed museums or attractions across the state that offer visitors the opportunity to learn & experience the history of aviation.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
06/27/2019

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

On this day in 2004, Concorde opened to the public at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. We’re thankful to have this magnificent aircraft as part of our collection.

Cradle of Aviation Museum
06/27/2019

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Everyone is coming out to celebrate [email protected] at our Apollo Moon Fest! including the beloved non-profit team, the NY Avengers. Did you get your tix? Join us for this incredible event filled with Moon Buggy Races, Astronaut Encounters, Microsoft Virtual Reality Experiences, and a Community Countdown to Moon Landing. ASSEMBLE and celebrate with us. It's an event you will never forget. Reserve your spot. http://bit.ly/2Cy8NUc

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
06/26/2019

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

Today's Aircraft of the Day is the Grumman TBM Avenger!
First used in the Battle of Midway in WWII, the Avenger gained fame as an outstanding Torpedo Bomber for both the US Army and Navy, until it's retirement in the 1960s.
Fun Fact! The Avenger was the plane of choice of President H.W. Bush during his time as a pilot.
Come see out Avenger at Wings of Eagles!

26 June 1948 - This Day in Aviation
06/26/2019
26 June 1948 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1948 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1948: 32 United States Air Force Douglas C-47 Skytrain transports flew 80 tons of supplies to Berlin, the first day of the Berlin Airlift. At the height of the Cold War, the Union of Soviet Soviet Socialist Republics, occupying eastern Germany following World War II, blockaded the Allied por...

26 June 1942 - This Day in Aviation
06/26/2019
26 June 1942 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1942 - This Day in Aviation

26 June 1942: The Grumman XF6F-1, Bureau of Aeronautics serial number (Bu. No.) 02981, prototype for the Navy and Marine Corps F6F Hellcat fighter, with Grumman’s Chief Engineer and Test Pilot Robert Leicester Hall flying, made a 25-minute first flight at the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporati...

American Airpower Museum
06/25/2019

American Airpower Museum

The always active flight line at the American Airpower Museum during the summer. Pictured is the Museum operated North American P-51D Mustang, and the C-47B Skytrain.

Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation
06/25/2019

Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation

06/24/2019
EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

Check out this stunning footage of our B-25 Berlin Express on a recent air to air photo and video flight!

06/24/2019
National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow

Our friend Daryl Lee took a flight on the MMB last weekend in Jamestown NY and wanted to share his video from the waist window. Thanks Daryl and we are glad you chose to fly with us!!

Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation
06/24/2019

Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation

Intrigued? Go to bit.ly/flyflxtour for al the details.

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
06/24/2019

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

The History Center in Tompkins County is excited to join with Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Horseheads, the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, the Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum in Hammondsport, and Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation to offer this first-of-its-kind regional aviation bus tour through the beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Jump onboard in “America’s Coolest Small Town” Hammondsport or “Gorges” Ithaca. Take in the countryside and small towns of central New York as local historians share stories. Visit four museums without thinking about driving or parking. Enjoy lunch at a local, family-owned restaurant… Come fly through the Finger Lakes this summer!

Pricing includes museum admissions, bus, lunch, and snacks.

$75 adult
$65 children, recommended for ages 8 and up
Passengers may elect to bring their own packed lunch for a reduced price of $65 adult or $55 child.

National Soaring Museum
06/24/2019

National Soaring Museum

American Airpower Museum
06/23/2019

American Airpower Museum

It’s the first week of summer and no better time for flying our WACO UPF-7 Bi-Plane! The WACO F series began production in the 30’s with the UPF-7 being produced in the late 30’s and produced until 1942. It was used by the wartime civilian pilot training program to screen and train pilot trainees before beginning USAAF pilot training. Our WACO flight experience program is in full swing and you can take to the air in this classic Bi-Plane. Click the link in our bio for more info!

Niagara Aerospace Museum
06/20/2019

Niagara Aerospace Museum

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation
06/19/2019

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

It was an emotional reunion as a group of Stinsons gathered to honor an old friend on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Read: http://bit.ly/2WR3ifi

19 June 1937 - This Day in Aviation
06/19/2019
19 June 1937 - This Day in Aviation

19 June 1937 - This Day in Aviation

19 June 1937: Leg 21, Akyab to Rangoon, Burma, 268 nautical miles (308 statute miles/496 kilometers). “The next day, June 19, we started again from Akyab, with the hope of getting through to Bangkok, Siam, monsoons permitting. But they did not permit, so the flight ended at Rangoon, only 400 miles...

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow
06/19/2019

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow

Book your flight in one of WWII's iconic basic (a category between primary and advanced) trainer, the Vultee BT-13 Valiant flown by most American pilots during World War II.

It was the second phase of the three phase training program for pilots. After primary training in PT-13, PT-17, or PT-19 trainers, the student pilot moved to the more complex Vultee for continued flight training. The BT-13 had a more powerful engine and was faster and heavier than the primary trainer. It required the student pilot to use two way radio communications with the ground and to operate landing flaps and a two-position Hamilton Standard controllable-pitch propeller. It did not, however, have retractable landing gear nor a hydraulic system. The flaps were operated by a crank-and-cable system. Its pilots nicknamed it the "Vultee Vibrator."

You can book your flight today using this link!
https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/nationalwarplanemuseum/items/164835/?full-items=yes&flow=34313

Plan Your Visit « Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
06/18/2019
Plan Your Visit « Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Plan Your Visit « Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

We are in the middle of the historic Hudson Valley, minutes off either the Taconic Parkway or the NYS Thruway. Our GPS address is: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Road, Red Hook, NY 12571. Fly-ins are by permission only. The field is challenging – call ahead to speak to our Chief Pilot at 845-75...

Niagara Aerospace Museum
06/18/2019

Niagara Aerospace Museum

17–18 June 1928 - This Day in Aviation
06/18/2019
17–18 June 1928 - This Day in Aviation

17–18 June 1928 - This Day in Aviation

17–18 June 1928: Amelia Mary Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air when she accompanied pilot Wilmer Lower Stultz and mechanic Louis Edward Gordon as a passenger aboard the Fokker F.VIIb/3m, NX4204, Friendship. The orange and gold, float-equipped, three-engine monoplane...

Niagara Aerospace Museum
06/18/2019

Niagara Aerospace Museum

Contribute to aerospace history! Get in touch!
NiagaraAerospaceMuseum.org or email [email protected]

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
06/17/2019

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Photo by Sean King Photography

06/17/2019
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

We're LIVE from the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators at the Intrepid Museum.

Tonight author Douglas Brinkley is with us for a talk on one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. He is author of the book American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.

For information on future Innovators events at Intrepid, follow us on Facebook or visit our website.

06/17/2019
EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

Mark Stevens’ de Havilland Beaver may have been just a fuselage and some boxes of parts when he bought it, but thanks to an exquisite restoration by the folks of Kenmore Air it became a Gold Lindy-winning masterpiece! Make sure to read the full feature story on N591DB, which originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine: https://bit.ly/2IAnU1x

16 June 1984 - This Day in Aviation
06/17/2019
16 June 1984 - This Day in Aviation

16 June 1984 - This Day in Aviation

16 June 1984: Frontier Airlines Flight 244, a Boeing 737, flies from Stapleton Airport, Denver, Colorado (DEN) to Lexington, Kentucky (LEX). In the cockpit were Captain Emily H. Warner and First Officer Barbara Cook. This was the very first time that an all-woman flight crew flew a scheduled route f...

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
06/12/2019

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

We were honored to welcome the Foxie’s Filton Flyers to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum today and to reunite them with the Concorde.

12 June 1955 - This Day in Aviation
06/12/2019
12 June 1955 - This Day in Aviation

12 June 1955 - This Day in Aviation

12 June 1955: On Sunday morning, 12 June 1955, Cessna Aircraft Company test pilot Emil Brown (“Fritz”) Feutz, took off from Cessna Aircraft Field (CEA), southeast of Wichita, Kansas, with the new prototype Model 172, N41678, and flew west to a grass runway near Kingman, Kansas, approximately 48 ...

11 June 1926 - This Day in Aviation
06/11/2019
11 June 1926 - This Day in Aviation

11 June 1926 - This Day in Aviation

11 June 1926: The first production Ford 4-AT-A Tri-Motor, serial number 4-AT-1, flew for the first time at Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan. It was registered NC2435. Designed and built by the Stout Metal Airplane Division of the Ford Motor Company as a commercial passenger transport, the Ford Tri-M...

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation
06/10/2019

EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

The EAA Blue Barn will have the same look and feel as previous years, but with a few added improvements for #OSH19! Read more: http://bit.ly/2I58rHJ

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
06/10/2019

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing with a night of comedy, history and science featuring the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. feat. Lauren Adams, former NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Mike Massimino and NASA’s Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/2Jxo10H

Harris Hill Soaring Corporation
06/09/2019

Harris Hill Soaring Corporation

It's a great weekend for a glider ride. Come see the Finger Lakes with us.. #flyharrishill, #gliderrides, #fingerlakes, #keukalake

06/06/2019
American Airpower Museum

American Airpower Museum

75 Years ago as the sun rose over the English Channel the allied naval armada supported by allied air forces began the invasion that would change the course of history. D-Day H-Hour marked the beginning of the end of WWII as soldiers of all the allied nations began their landings on the beaches of Normandy, France. Today we pay tribute to all those who served and the great sacrifice of that day.

06/06/2019
John Kucko Digital

John Kucko Digital

75 Years Ago Today: This iconic C-47 warplane, Whiskey 7, flew over the beaches at Normandy 75 years ago this morning, transporting allied forces. The paratroopers on board were flown to a drop zone as the invasion began. Incredibly, this "skytrain” is still flying today, the centerpiece at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY. Last summer I was fortunate enough to take a ride and get some video. The plane was flown down to Lynchburg, VA yesterday to partake in commemoration ceremonies there. It’ll be in Lynchburg through the weekend as part of the Museum’s “Living History Flight Experience”. The sight and sound of this aircraft is powerful—a reminder of the sacrifices made by so many. The National Warplane Museum's annual airshow is in Geneseo July 13-14. #DDay

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow
06/06/2019

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow

We focus on the those who made the D-Day landings 75 years ago today. It was truly the beginning of the end of the war started by Germany five years before. Those who went were backed by thousands of service men and women who provided the support the landings required. At the end were the leaders who provided resources and justification for the cause. In the middle was Eisenhower. He provided the framework of the plan known as Operation Overlord. As he stood on a ship off Normandy he carried two messages and if you don't you should know about the one he didn't have to give. When I read it it brings the risk of the operation to focus. That he wrote it says he knew, as I am sure his team down to the lowest ranks knew: victory was not guaranteed.

They went anyway.

"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone." General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Niagara Aerospace Museum
06/06/2019

Niagara Aerospace Museum

EAA Aviation Museum
06/06/2019

EAA Aviation Museum

June 6, 1944. D-Day. Brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen would form the largest armada the world has seen in the name of freedom. Today at 10:00 AM our new D-Day +75 exhibit opens in the Telling Gallery of our museum. We hope you can join us.

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4635 Millennium Drive
Geneseo, NY
14454

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