Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Scotia

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The Empire State Aerosciences Museum offers visitors an in-depth look at the history of flight and New York State's impact on the development of aviation. The museum is located at the Schenectady County Airport, one of the earliest consolidated airports in the country, where Charles Lindbergh landed in 1927. During the 1930s, it was an aircraft manufacturing site and became a military training base during World War II. Aircraft research and development conducted here was so important that the first jet airmail started from this site in 1946. A sampling of the exhibits are the recently completed lunar landing and arctic exploration exhibits; the DePischoff "flying motorcycle"; the Amelia Earhart Exhibit, and a 32' scale model of the Japanese aircraft carrier "Akagi."
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  • Depending upon your level of interest and openness towards interacting with the docents, spending 2-3 hours here is a distinct possibility. Multiple rooms and buildings, indoors and outdoors, house.....  more
    Depending upon your level of interest and openness towards interacting with the docents, spending 2-3 hours here is a distinct possibility. Multiple rooms and buildings, indoors and outdoors, house.....  more »
  • I like that this museum has many artifacts and primary source documents on display. Many museums today are more “electronic” with videos and screens. While there was some of this, the museum wasn’t... 
    I like that this museum has many artifacts and primary source documents on display. Many museums today are more “electronic” with videos and screens. While there was some of this, the museum wasn’t...  more »
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  • A true gem. And probably the best kept secret in Capital District. The planes, history and staff exceeded expectations. The Saturday breakfast lecture with the Thunderbolt A-10 pilot was simply amazing. The authentic aircraft, cockpits and simulator will entertain all ages. This place is a MUST to visit. Highly recommended!
  • I grew up in the Capital District. I didn't even know that this place existed! It was a very interesting tour. The history presented was very interesting, things that I never know that happened in the area. The planes on static display were very interesting. Some of the displays needed to be refreshed and the lighting could be improved. But I would recommend that you visit.

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