Come to the museum and visit our gift shop this weekend, we have a large selection of aviation books, collector models, and aviation art for sale. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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A perfect picture for todays weather. A Bell P-63 on skies.

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Buffalo built Consolidated P2Y-3 aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 4F over the Pacific Ocean during a long distance formation flight on November 17, 1935. Seventy-nine years ago today.

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Two great aviation honors from Western New York. The Bell P-59A Airacomet, America’s first jet fighter and the Bell XS-1, the first aircraft to break the sound barrier.

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As the museum prepares for its expansion we are in need of display cases for artifacts and mannequins to display military uniforms. If you know anyone who works at a mall, gift shop, jewelry store, etc., please inquire if they have any material they would like to donate to the museum.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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Original Consolidated Aircraft Corporation Model 21-C donated to the museum by the family of Consolidated Test Pilot – Clinton P. Warner.

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Museum to Expand in December!

The Niagara Aerospace Museum is pleased to announce that we are expanding our display site. We will be adding 2 more aircraft, a 1936 Cunningham Hall GA-36 built in Rochester, NY, and a 1929 Consolidated Fleet Model 1.  Both are pictured below. Expansion plans will include a theater, flight simulator, and an expanded Consolidated Aircraft display. We should be ready in mid-December for the public. Your support of the museum is appreciated and if you would like to help support the expansion and renovations, financial support is welcome.

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Buffalo Prop and Wing Club

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UK documentary makers visit the musem

The museum was visited by Sarah Cruddas and James Bolton from the UK. They are filming a documentary about Bell Aircraft, Cobham, and Moog’s contributions to the space program, past and present.

 

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October 17, 1947: Capt. Charles E. Yeager flies the Bell XS-1 through the sound barrier.

October 17, 1947, Capt. Charles E. Yeager flies the Bell XS-1 through the sound barrier. This achievement is just another example of the genius of the men and women of Western New York and the two Bell Test Pilots, Jack Woolams and Chalmers “Slick” Goodlin, who performed 36 test flights preparing the aircraft for Yeager’s historic flight.

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