The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville, will hold its monthly Fly-In Breakfast on Saturday, September 18th, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.
At 10 am, three retired pilots from the New York State Police Aviation unit; Ken Rogers, Jay Fuller, and Mike Collins will recount their actions on, and reactions to the events of September 11th, 2001 and the days following. State airplanes and helicopters were used for direct and indirect support of the rescue and recovery operations.
Dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State, the museum offers visitors a variety engaging and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the State’s largest aviation library and an airpark with over 20 aircraft.
Exhibits include the enemy aircraft in the film Top Gun, a 13’ scale model of the Japanese aircraft carrier “Akagi” built for the film Tora, Tora, Tora and a mockup of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed 10, used in the TV movie The Final Flight starring Diane Keaton. Also, newly erected is a ½ size replica of a British Airways Concorde, in front of the Museum.
The breakfast menu will include pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more.
Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.
For more information about the museum call (518) 377-2191 or visit the museum website.
Photo of Northrup F-5 Tiger courtesy Empire State Aerosciences Museum.