While material gifts are all good, well and greatly appreciated, there's nothing quite like a shared experience. If your father is a fan of aviation, history or is the adrenalin and adventure seeking sort, then a day spent at the American Airpower Museum would be one never to be forgotten. Established by Jeff Clyman and proudly sponsored by Cockpit USA, the museum boasts a wide variety of genuine, fully functioning WWII armored vehicles and aircrafts including a M8 Greyhound Tank, a “Meat Chopper” Quad .50 WWII machine gun, a WWII P40 fighter, a P47 Thunderbolt fighter, a 1935 Curtiss-Wright P40 Warhawk, a 1940 P-51 Mustang and many, many more! Alongside the exhibitions and displays, the museum also throw air shows and offer unforgettable in flight experiences. Located in a hangar in Farmingdale, Long Island and surrounded by runways, the historical landmark is run by volunteers composed mainly of story wielding veterans, giving meaning to the intention of the museum as a living, breathing tribute to those who have served the country. Guaranteed to intrigue and entertain whether you stay firmly rooted to the ground or decide to take flight, a day at the AAM is one gift that can be shared and remembered with your father forever.
Admission: Adult - $10 Seniors (65+) - $8 Veterans - $5 Children 3-12 (children 12+ are adults) - free
Days & Hours: Thursday- Sunday: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Squadron of vintage aircraft operate weather permitting)
Location and Contact: 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, New York, 11735 631-293-6398