How do you bring historic aircraft back to life? The one-of-a-kind restoration team at New York's Intrepid Museum has a few tips, and now you can join them in a special behind-the-scenes tour of their incredible planes!
The Intrepid Museum has one of the most varied aircraft collections on the East Coast. All five of the U.S. armed forces (the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard) are represented through these displays, along with a number of international aircraft. From the Avenger torpedo bomber, a stalwart from Intrepid’s World War II service, to the Lockheed A-12, a spy plane from the Cold War, the collection reflects some of the greatest achievements in military aviation.
Maintaining, restoring and preserving this remarkable collection takes a unique skillset and process.
In this captivating one-hour online experience, we'll go live inside the Intrepid Museum's Aircraft Restoration Hangar and get up close as Peter Torraca and Kate Good from the Intrepid's restoration team show off some of their specialized skills in caring for these historic aircraft. Join us and see how this incredible team makes history soar!
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.
Welcoming over one million visitors a year, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle that paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program. Also on display are 28 authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12, the world’s fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. Rounding out the Museum are the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public, an 18,000 sq. ft. education center, Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust, and the Exploreum, an interactive hall focused on themes of water, space, air and life at sea.
The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
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Tue, May 11, 20216:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.$20