Rhode Island, R.I.

Quonset Air Museum

The mission of the Quonset Air Museum (QAM) is to preserve, interpret and present Rhode Island's aviation history through collections, research, education and exhibits. Founded in 1992 with the assistance, the air museum educates the public in the state's rich aviation legacy and displays collections that document the contributions of Rhode Island to the growth and development of aviation and space exploration.

QAM is housed on 3 acres in an original Naval Air Station Quonset Point (NASQP) hanger built in 1945 as the point building for the Overhaul and Repair (O&R) facility. The museum has a large and valuable collection of aircraft, aircraft parts, and other historical artifacts. The 28 aircraft currently on display or under restoration include civilian, military and prototype aircraft dating from 1944 (Hellcat under restoration) to 1983 (F-14 Tomcat).

2014 - QAM