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Groton New London Airport Open House & Walking Tour
August 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Get an insider look at the Airport! Join the Groton Business Association at Groton-New London Airport on Friday, August 19 from 10-1 for the 3rd Annual Open House and Walking Tour in celebration of NATIONAL AVIATION DAY and CONNECTICUTS SUBMARINE CENTURY!
Did you know the Army National Guard breaks down and rebuilds helicopters here? That pilots and first responders from throughout the United States and Canada receive travel to Groton for survival training in the event of water-ditching an aircraft? Want to see what the inside of a C-130 military transport aircraft is like?
Take a self-guided walking tour indoors and on the airfield ramps, including jet hanger & aircraft cockpit visits, displays by CT Air National Guard & US Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, demonstrations at the CT Army Reserve National Guard Helicopter Repair Hangar and Survival Systems USA’s Underwater Egress Training Center, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Equipment, visits with private planes and their owners, Aviation Academy for Youth, airfield snow plow trucks and much more.
This year also includes events in honor of CT’s SUBMARINE CENTURY: historic naval aviation craft, a Navy Art Exhibition, special displays and activities. You can even make your own #submarineproud flag for the Submarine Century Flag-Line!
Learn what goes on at our local airport that serves private, community, commercial and military sectors all in a beautiful shoreline setting- right here in Groton! Meet at the Airport’s main terminal for welcome, displays and a map of sites to visit during the FREE self-guided walking tour. Then go at your own speed and see the places of most interest to you!