New Addition to Kids Zone

The restoration shop completed a new addition for the Kids Zone. They converted a Glassair Aircraft cockpit section into an attraction for the young kids to play in at the museum. It will also make a great photo op for the families.

We are seeing more younger families at the museum and this will allow other members of the families to fully enjoy the museum.

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Bell Gardenville Facility Dedication

Highlights from the dedication ceremony at the museum on June 24th, 2015.

Paul D. Faltyn, museum curator and Bell CEO John Garrison standing by Larry Bell’s personal helicopter during the Gardenville dedication ceremony.

Todd Carlson at the Gardenville dedication event.

Parrish Kelley at the Gardenville dedication event.

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Unveiling the plaque at the site of the former Gardenville Facility, June 25th, 2015.

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Lunar Lander Training Vehicle Simulator Project Fund Needs Your Support!

In the mid 1960’s the U.S space program realized that there was a need for a way to train Astronauts to land on the Moon. NASA, with no funds available and time running out, went to industry for help. Bell Aerospace offered to begin the program immediately with company funds. The result was the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle which was a great success. The pilot of the first Moon landing, Neil Armstrong, stated that the moon landing would have been a ‘crash landing’ without his LLTV flight training.

In order to save the history of this Bell Aerospace and Western New Yok success, the Niagara Aerospace Museum has been pursuing the acquisition of a Lunar Lander Simulator.

The Museum’s diligent staff has located a Lunar Lander Simulator that is now surplus and would be a significant addition to the museums collection.

This Simulator is available now, but must be acted on very quickly. Therefore, we have started a fund with a minimum commitment of a $100.00 donation for the purchase of what would be a fantastic attendance draw for the Museum and give the public another reason to be proud of the aviation and space exploration contribution made in Western New York.

Your generosity will help to preserve and educate future generations on one of America’s greatest legacy.

Click here to support Lunar Lander Simulator Project Fund: http://ift.tt/1eJXpX1 Click here.

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The Birth Place of the Bell Helicopter, Gardenville, New York. A bronze plaque will be dedicated on the original site by the American Helicopter Society, Bell Helicopter, and the Niagara Aerospace Museum on June 25, 2015 @ 1:00 PM.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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SAVE THE DATE: Thunder of Niagara Airshow: Free entry to the public, July 18-19th. Enter the base from Lockport Road. Featuring: USAF Thunder Birds: Gary Ward, Unlimited Aerobatics; Corsair/P-51 flights; Greg Koontz, Flying Farmer act; Mig-17 demo; Golden Nights Army Jump Team; T-28 Trojan Horseman demo team; Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier Demo team; Wall of fire; and more. Static displays: F-15C’s & E’s; A-10; B-52; C-17; KC-10; KC-135; AWACS; Navy T-6; AF T-6; T-38; T-1; C-130; and C-5, as well as many more, which will include vintage War Birds.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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It going to be windy and wet all day, a great day to visit the museum. Visit our new theater and watch historic videos from Bell Aircraft and Curtiss-Wright.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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