Cradle of Aviation

The Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island emphasizes Long Island's role in the development of aviation and aerospace, including companies like Grumman and Republic.


This Grumman F11F hangs in the lobby


A Wright Model B flyer


A Bleriot Monoplane


A Curtis Pusher


This Curtis Jenny was owned by Charles Lindbergh


This wing rib was removed when the Jenny was restored, and shows the initials that Lindberg carved in it


A Replica of Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis


Gruman G 21 Goose


Republic Sea Bee


A Loon, the U.S. Navy version of the WWII German V-1 buzzbomb


A Grumman Lunar Lander from the Apollo program


The Princess of Mars, on display in the cafe