Help the Niagara Aerospace Museum inspire future NASA engineers by sponsoring the Apollo 13 50th Anniversary Puzzle Event.
Join us at the Niagara Aerospace Museum for Women of Aviation, a fun, all-ages celebration of the 110th anniversary of women in flight. Sunday, March 8, 202011am – 4pm Participate in a registered Guinness World Record Event The Pink Paper Plan ChallengeTM Perform an aerospace engineering activity Learn how planes fly Meet female pilots And much […]
On October 26, 2019, we had a full day of activities to honor and celebrate Western New York’s contribution to breaking the sound barrier. Our visitors and members joined us in celebrating this aviation first and it’s Western NY roots. Just down the street from our museum, in the Bell Wheatfield plant, is where the […]
Curtiss Engineering Corporation test pilot Roland Rohlfs set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Altitude when he flew a Curtiss 18T-2 Wasp triplane, U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics serial number A3325, to an altitude of 9,577 meters (31,421 feet) over Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York.¹ Contemporary sources, however, reported that Rohlfs’ peak altitude was […]
Buffalo Tales, which highlights local stories, has published a review of contributions of companies from the Niagara Region to the Apollo Lunar Landing missions. Read the story at BuffaloTales.net.
26 April 1939: The United States Army Air Corps placed an order for 524 Curtiss-Wright P-40 Warhawks. This was the largest production order for any U.S.-built fighter since World War I. The total cost was $12,872,398. See more details at the excellent This Day in Aviation website.