(1927-1945)
Bring on the Pioneers
Passengers, mail, or cargo, safe air travel to destinations across the globe was now a reality.
In need of a larger aircraft to aid in pioneering routes to Latin America and the Pacific, on July 21, 1936, Pan American signed a contract with Boeing for a new aircraft that would soon augment the airline’s trans-Pacific Martin M-130, known as the Boeing 314.
An Era Featuring, The Boeing 314: Bridging The Ocean. With a range of 4,200 nautical miles, the Boeing 314 was the quintessential “flying boat,” which ushered in an era of luxurious travel across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Its transoceanic capabilities earned the 314 the nickname “Clipper,” after the mid-19th-century multi-mast sailing ships

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Boeing built 12 314s. Pan Am ordered nine, and the other three went to British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).

Museum Closed Today

Due to inclement weather the museum will be closed today. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Museum Closed

Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th

Heads up! This weekend the museum will be closed for the Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo!

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DELAYED OPEN 5/5

The museum will delay opening due to the:
Long Island Marathon
Sunday May 5th
Opening at 1 PM
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The Cradle of Aviation Museum Will Be Closed

For CradleCon

Saturday 5/18 & Sunday 5/19

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EXPECT ROAD CLOSURES: JUNE 1 - JUNE 12
DUE TO THE ICC WORLD CUP 2024
please plan travel accordingly

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tues ‒ Sun: 10 a.m. ‒ 5
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