Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island, New York

An imposing entrance leads to an atmospheric, varied museum celebrating the aviation history of Long Island, naturally highlighting Grumman and Republic, both Long Island companies.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aircraft Engineering Corporation Ace N69097 The USA's first civil aircraft built after WW1 - sole survivor of 7 built.
American Aeronautical (Savoia Marchetti) S-56 NC349N (N349N) Since bought by Kermit Weeks for his Fantasy of Flight museum.
Bellanca 1911 Monoplane replica N1911G  
Bleriot XI   An original - Moisant Aviation School 13. The first aircraft ever imported to America.
Boeing 707-458 4X-ATA Cockpit section of this El Al airliner
Breese Penguin 33622 A taxying trainer, this was underpowered and under-winged to make flight impossible. 300 built in 1917-18 - this is the sole survivor
Brewster Buffalo replica 210-S-13  
Brunner-Winkle Bird Model A NC78K (N78K)  
Cassutt Special Racer N594 Special because it's a 2-seater
Commonwealth 185 Skyranger N92972 Originally the Rearwin Skyranger. Commonwealth bought Rearwin in 1942, built 275 Skyrangers, and collapsed in 1947.
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny 1187 Charles Lindbergh's first plane, restored in the 1970's.
Curtiss-Sperry Aerial Torpedo replica   Also called the Flying Bomb - in 1918 the first US guided missile.
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II 76-0535 "Live to fly, fly to kill"
Fairchild-Republic T-46 Flight Demonstrator Not registered A 62% scale development version of the T-46 Next Gereration Trainer (NGT) flown by Dick Rutan in 1981 and known by the Rutan Aircraft Factory as the Model 73.
Fleet Model 2 NC614M (N614M) Consolidated sold their Model 14 Husky Junior design to Reuben Fleet. When it was a success, Consolidated bought Fleet Aircraft.
Grumman A-6F Intruder prototype 162184 Second of 3 flying prototypes of the "Intruder II" - project cancelled in 1988. 2.5 hours on the clock.
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 160012  
Grumman F3F-2 replica '0968'  
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat 12297 possibly  
Grumman F7F-7 Cougar 130763 126
Grumman F-11A Tiger 141832 Blue Angels 5 livery - never flew with them.
Grumman YF-14A Tomcat 157982 Third pre-production aircraft.
Grumman G-21 Goose N327 In Pan Am livery as NC16913 (NC16913)
Grumman G-72 Kitten II NX41858 (N41858) This is the only one built, and there was one predecessor, the G-63 Kitten I.
Grumman S-2E Tracker Bu151664  
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger 91586 N9433Z 113
Gyrodyne GCA-2C N6594K Gyrodyne Company of America - developed from the Bendix K helicopter, became the basis for the Rotorcycle.
Gyrodyne QH-50C DASH DS-1235 DASH = Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter. Radio-controlled, could carry two torpedoes. 755 built.
Gyrodyne XRON-1 Rotorcycle 4014 Designed for the US Navy and Marines, very manoevrable, but deemed too difficult to fly. Developed into the DASH.
Herring-Curtiss Golden Flyer replica   The Herring-Curtiss Company was the first US company to build and sell an aeroplane - 1909.
Peel-Zelcer Z-1 glider Boat N822W Sole survivor of 30 built.
Republic F-84B Thunderjet 45-59504 PS-504
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-9480  
Republic JB-2 (N2 Loon) 631  
Republic P-47N Thunderbolt 44-89444 Cheek Baby
Republic RC-3 Seabee NC6461K (N6461K)  
Ryan B-1 Brougham NC7212 (N7212) Modified to resemble Lindbergh's NYP and painted as NX211 - apparently once flown by him.
Sperry M-1 Messenger replica   Revolutionary purpose-designed two-seat private plane. UK production was planned until Lawrence Sperry died when demonstrator G-EBIJ crashed off the south coast of England in 1923.
Thomas-Morse S4C Scout N1115  
Veligdan (Monnett) Monerai S N52SS  
Waco CG-4A Hadrian 45-15574 Marked as '343853'
Wright Model B 'Vin Fiz' replica