Twin Tiers Hot Spots: The New Wings Of Eagles Discovery Center
Published on WETM 18, Elmira-Corning, NY, February 1, 2013
Reported by: Marissa Perlman
Published: 2/01 1:02 pm
Updated: 2/01 1:13 pm
Horseheads, N.Y. (WETM 18) – The New Wings Of Eagles Discovery Center opens in Horseheads. WETM 18 News Reporter, Marissa Perlman, takes you back in time and highlights the aircraft on display. If you’ve been itching to take a journey to the skies, we have just the place for you.
The museum features real war-time aircraft.
President of the Discovery Center, Mike Hall, says everything on display has played a major role in U.S. wars, dating back to the 1940′s.
He says, “The Huey, has become a very popular aircraft for us because you can get in it and see as much as they did, and imagine what it felt like to be a young person in that conflict and riding off into battle.”
He says the best part of the museum is this hands on experience for the whole family.
“We’re about coming here and being able to see and to touch the artifacts and gain appreciation for what it means to build an aircraft that can fly,” he says.
You’ll find people at the Discovery Center who can give you a first hand account of what it feels like to take one of these to the skies.
Executive Officer Karen Robbin’s father built an aircraft featured at the museum.
She grew up flying “The Breezy.” She says, “It’s basically flying through the air at pretty good height with nothing around you but air.”
Wings of Eagles is open Tuesday through Saturday, admission is $7 dollars for adults, and $5 dollars for kids.