At 10 am, Frank Hackert will talk about 1940s gas turbine development. Hackert, a retired GE Aerodynamics Engineer, will present a summary of the historical WWII local wartime efforts to develop a gas turbine engine to compete with the enemy.
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.