As proud sponsors of the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, NY, Cockpit USA has the inside scoop on all the goings on happening at the historic site. We have already told you about the ‘Wings, Wheels and Tracks Weekend’ to celebrate Labor Day, which include a B-17, B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang fighter as well as a replica ME-262 as the last aircraft to be added to the bill! It may be a few weeks away, but this Labor Day weekend just keeps getting better and better and we can’t wait! Join in helping the museum by getting your tickets in advance at www.americanairpowermuseum.org!
In keeping with our very own mission of keeping it in the family, every week, we at Cockpit HQ feature a product made entirely in the USA. This week, with the sun blazing and July 4th fast approaching we wanted to tell you all about our favorite food market located in the heart of Manhattan. With over 100 farmers flocking to the market every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to peddle their locally grown wares, this market is not short of variety. From meats to dairy products, fruit, vegetables, flowers and all sorts of home made jam, preserve and beverage concoctions; there is something for everyone! Buzzing with energy and a wonderful sense of community along with the melange of colors, flavors and scents, be sure to swap your next grocery store visit for Union Square Greenmarket and support the culinary cause!
With the arrival of summer, picnics, weekends away and vacation season is officially in full swing. What better way to prepare for such festive occasions than with equally festive bags to carry around all your good time must haves. Established in 1880 and based in Greenport, N.Y. Wm. J. Mills & Co. is a U.S. brand renowned for their exuberantly colorful bags from totes, to duffels, laptop carryalls and everything in between! With a palette that boasts napthol red, pumpkin, sunshine yellow and hunter green, these accessories are a sure fire way to jazz up getting from A to B. Crafted from high quality durable materials to heavy duty specifications, these bags are built to last many years. Of course as a fellow US made company, Cockpit USA are Wm. J. Mills & Co. advocates!
With the summer heat finally here, weekends become an opportunity to escape sweltering in the city. One of Cockpit USA's go to destinations is Lake Taghkanic State Park. Perfectly placed in the hills and among the forest by Lake Taghkanic, this destination has it all. If it's rest and rehabilitation or unleashing your beastly side in the wilderness or just a recreational weekend of camping and trekking is what you seek, it can be found in this part of Columbia County. Catering to all needs, the park is peppered with cabins, cottages, tents and trailer campsites along with picnic areas, rowing boats, two beaches and facilities for hiking, hunting, fishing and biking! With all the boxes ticked, there's no need to seek elsewhere to escape to this weekend!Contact Information1528 Route 82
Ancram, NY 12502Phone: (518) 851-3631
Fax: (518) 851-3633
B-17 Flyingfortress lands at American Airpower Museum - Sponsored by Jeff & Jacky Clyman & Cockpit USA - Memorial Day weekend 2011
This memorial day weekend "FiFi" B-29 "Superfortress" form the CAF, airplane visited the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale NY.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the United States in World War II and theKorean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The British Royal Air Force flew the B-29 and used the nameWashington for the type, and the Soviet Union produced an unlicensed copy as the Tupolev Tu-4. The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-29 was the progenitor of a series of Boeing-built bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, trainers and tankers including the B-29 variant, B-50 Superfortress. Later jet-powered models from Boeing (the B-47 Stratojet and the B-52 Stratofortress) carried on the lineage.
(Wikipedia - B-29 Superfortress)