American Airpower Museum

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American Airpower Museum
AmericanAirpowerMuseum.jpg
Exterior of the museum
Location Republic Airport,
East Farmingdale, New York
Type Aviation museum
Website americanairpowermuseum.com

The American Airpower Museum, is an aviation museum located on the former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York. It maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history.

The museum is one of relatively few worldwide that actually flies historic aircraft. It operates an original Republic P-47D fighter among others in its airworthy fleet.

The museum has many static displays which includes a Republic F-84 first generation jet fighter, a rare example of the swept-wing RF-84F reconnaissance variant, and an Republic F-105 Thunderchief. The last production aircraft was the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The museum has a group of volunteers which includes both former Republic workers and veterans of all branches of the military. A flight experience is available on board a C-47 aircraft which actually flew during the Normandy invasion on D-Day.

For several years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had been pursuing a $10.6 million plan to tear down the 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) hangar built around 1940 and replace it with a safety apron at the end of a north-south runway to provide more room for emergency stops. In March 2011 Democrats Charles Schumer and Steve Israel said that the FAA stated it was not necessary for the hangar to be torn down, but if it was, federal money could be used to help relocate the hangar (to a proposed location further south along New Highway.[1]

Aircraft on display[edit]

As of April 2016, the museum's collection includes:[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum in Republic Airport hangar saved". Newsday.com. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Aircraft - American Airpower Museum". American Airpower Museum. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "American Airpower Museum". aviationmuseum.eu. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "A-10 Thunderbolt II/80-0247." aerialvisuals.ca Retrieved: 4 April 2016.

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Coordinates: 40°44′15″N 73°24′48″W / 40.73750°N 73.41333°W / 40.73750; -73.41333