American Airpower Museum
Farmingdale, NY

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The American Airpower Museum, is an aviation museum located on the former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York. It maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history.

The museum is one of relatively few worldwide that actually flies historic aircraft. It operates an original Republic P-47D fighter among others in its airworthy fleet.

The museum has many static displays which includes a Republic F-84 first generation jet fighter, a rare example of the swept-wing RF-84F reconnaissance variant, and an Republic F-105 Thunderchief. The last production aircraft was the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II.

The museum has a group of volunteers, which includes both former Republic workers and veterans of all branches of the military. A flight experience is available on board a C-47 aircraft that actually flew during the Normandy invasion on D-Day.

For several years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had been pursuing a $10.6 million plan to tear down the 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) hangar built around 1940 and replace it with a safety apron at the end of a north-south runway to provide more room for emergency stops. In March 2011 Democrats Charles Schumer and Steve Israel said that the FAA stated it was not necessary for the hangar to be torn down, but if it was, federal money could be used to help relocate the hangar (to a proposed location further south along New Highway.

Aircraft on display
As of April 2016, the museum's collection includes

Aero L-39C Albatros 4605
Aero L-39ZA Albatros 2424
Cessna 337B Super Skymaster N888B
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina 64072
Douglas C-47B Skytrain 44-76717
Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0247
General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark 67-0047
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair 67089
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger 85886
North American AT-6D Texan 49-3829

North American AT-28D Trojan 49-1496
North American B-25 Mitchell 40-2168
Miss Hap North American P-51D Mustang replica
North American SNJ-5 42-85986
Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler 162938
Republic F-84E Thunderjet 49-2348
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-9480
Republic RF-84F Thunderflash 53-759
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 62-4361
RotorWay Scorpion Too N8PA
Waco UPF-7 N32006

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 44-90447 Jacky's Revenge, Crashed in Hudson River 27 May 2016, pilot killed. Wreckage recovered and it was restored.