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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Located inside the historic Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island, the Pan Am Museum and its grounds are perfect for a planned weekday excursion or weekend visit. Conveniently situated within steps of outdoor amenities, parks, eateries, and retail, the museum provides visitors with a rare glimpse into The World’s Most Experienced Airline.

The Pan Am Museum Foundation Annual Gala


September 25, 2021

Save the Date!

Join us as we celebrate our annual gala themed, “Flying Down to Rio”. In a year dominated by COVID-19, our ability to “reach out and touch someone” was challenged as the lives of so many of us were touched by adversity, tragedy, and hardship. Through it all, the creativity and determination of our colleagues coupled with your continued support has helped us to ensure that the Pan Am Museum would survive.

In light of the recent easement of New York State COVID-19 restrictions, we have been able to reinstate our annual fundraising gala.

So, come for a night of dancing and socializing, and join us as we celebrate “Flying Down to Rio”.

Saturday, September 25, 2021


Doors open at 6:15pm. Cocktail hour 6:30pm to 7:30pm, dinner/ program/ dancing from 7:30 to 11:30pm.

The Pan Am Museum Foundation
Cradle of Aviation
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530


'Flying Boat' - A Film by Dirk Braun

ASPEN, COLO. – July 8, 2021 – As if the skies adorned with thousands of sleek aircraft making their way to the largest aviation event were not enough to set the stage for the industry’s most prominent week  (The 68th EAA AirVenture Fly-in at Oshkosh, WI), add to the mix the anticipation of LA-Aspen- based Filmmaker/Photographer/Pilot Dirk Braun’s World Premiere of FLYING BOAT, and the true spirit of aviation is born.

The break-out documentary by Aspen-based Red Mtn. Productions will make its theatrical debut on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9:30 PM at EAA’s fly-in theater with approximately 600,000 aviation enthusiasts in attendance throughout the week. In addition, the film will be shown at the Marcus Theatres in Oshkosh, Wednesday,July 28, 2021 at 7 PM, followed by a Q & A with the Filmmaker Dirk Braun.

As part of the film’s unveiling, a stunning Grumman Albatross aircraft, featured in the movie, will make a special fly-in appearance on Saturday, July 24, 2021 prior to the World Premiere. In attendance will be Braun and pilot Joe Duke who appeared in the film.

In celebration of the movie, Braun is donating sales from 100 limited edition fine art FLYING BOAT film posters (both signed and framed) to Pan Am Museum Foundation, Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI and Aspen Flight Academy.

Set in the dream of Producer/Director Braun, the 77-minute aviation documentary is about the experience of flying the legendary Grumman Albatross, a near perfect blend of form and function, told through 10 passionate mechanics and the pilots who have restored, fly, and maintain the last remaining examples of this legendary aircraft.


FLYING BOAT is about freedom, aspiration, the synergy of man and machine, and the artful relationship with motion, beauty and dreaming that is expressed metaphorically.  Breathtaking aerial footage of the aircraft in motion is integrated with untapped archival footage from the long lost era of adventure and romance. The film underscores the importance of preserving the flying boat history for future generations.

For more information about film, FLYING BOAT, to purchase FLYING BOAT limited edition posters, a neon sign and/or fine art prints, contact or visit the film’s website:

FOLLOW @flyingboatfilm on Instagram #flyingboatfilm

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    Tues ‒ Sun: 10:00 a.m. ‒ 5:00 p.m.

    Adults (13-61): $16
    Children (2-12): $14
    Seniors (62+): $14

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