How New England Air Museum Restores Aircraft


Most people only see the public areas of flight museums and wonder how all that historic beauty and precision is created and maintained. Aviation Consumer Editor-in-Chief Larry Anglisano got to see where the real magic happens at the New England Air Museum.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.


  1. I do love this museum. Even better than the planes themselves are the volunteers sitting among the planes waiting to answer every question you have, frequently with their own personal or family stories. Some day I would like to visit the museum on my own (alone) so I can read and study everything there without being rushed along by the day’s companions.

  2. I’ve been going to NEAM for 30 years or so, and took my boys there last year for their first time. I wish the resto hangar was open to tours though; it’d be a cool thing to see.