Ira G. Ross Aerospace Museum
(Niagarra Aerospace Museum)
President: G. Wayne Hawk
Museum facility: 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203
Hours: 11am - 4pm (May 29 - June 20) weekends only, Jun 24 - Sep 6 (Thurs - Sun & holidays)
Museum office, restoration, library facility:
2221 Niagara Falls Blvd., Ste. 7, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Formally, this museum was known as the Niagara Aerospace Museum, also known as "Aerospace Museum" or "Western New York Aerospace Museum". Located in Niagara Falls, May 1998 until 2008. Next, relocated to the former Bell Aerospace plant in the Town of Wheatfield, NY. Renamed Ira G. Ross Aerospace Museum. Ross headed Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories (now, Calspan Corporation) and, also, that the museum move to the City of Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres offered to lease approximately 10,000 square feet of ground floor space on the west side of the HSBC Arena (western side, behind the Sabres Store) as an exhibition site to the Museum. A portion of the collection and exhibits were installed in renovated space, and there was a soft opening at the site in August 2008. The Museum continues to occupy the space in Wheatfield.
P-39Q Airacobra 44-2911 ("Miss Lend Lease")
Lend Lease to Soviet Union, recovered 2004, acquired 2009
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