U.S. Entered World War I on April 6, 1917. The U.S. joined its allies–Britain, France, and Russia to fight in World War I. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing. The museum is proud to display a 1917 Curtiss JN-4D Jenny Biplane that trained almost 90 percent of all allied pilots. Also on display is a local USAAC aviators uniform, flights logs, and accessories. Visit the museum to see these rare artifacts today.

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Curtiss P-40 fighter sets speed record — 661 mph! 1942

https://youtu.be/dzlJg5vZO8k Click here. (Courtesy of ZenosWarbirds)

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The Bell Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) is shown during a 1967 flight with a Bell 47 helicopter providing chase support.

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Bell Model 47B – NC112B. Package delivery before Amazon and drones. 1947

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Museum Attends WNY Regional Science and Engineering Fair, April 1, 2017

Members of the Niagara Aerospace Museum attended the 75th annual WNY Regional Science and Engineering Fair on April 1, 2017.  The event is hosted by the Western New York Science Congress, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in grades 5 -12 encompassing five WNY counties (Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming).

Here are a few pictures from a great day of sharing some of Western New York’s aerospace treasures with students, their families, and teachers.

RSEF Banner

RSEF Banner

Rocket Belt

Rocket Belt

Bell Lunar Module Ascent Engine

Bell Lunar Module Ascent Engine

AIAA

AIAA member speaking with students

AIAA table

The AIAA folks at their table.

RSEF Community Displays

RSEF Community Displays

Packing up

Another day at the rocket belt factory

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The museum is saddened to learn of the passing of Norman Hameister, a long time museum restoration volunteer and tour guide. He served our country as a Seabee in WWII and was an accomplished private pilot as well as an active member of the local veterans Honor Flight. You will be missed. God speed and wings level.

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Bell X-22 experimental aircraft

Video from MilitArmy on YouTube.

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March 20, 1945 – 72 years ago the Bell Model 30 Ship 3 NX41860 first flight was performed by Bell’s Chief Test Pilot Floyd Carlson. Ship 3 was the final design and test vehicle for the now famous Model 47.

via Niagara Aerospace Museum’s Facebook Page.

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