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Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM)
Link250 Rudy Chase Drive
Glenville, NY 12302
Tel: 1-518-377-2191 ext 10
Fax: 1-518-377-1959
Office Hours: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Hours:(Summer) Tue-Sun 10am - 4pm, Closed Monday (Fall/Winter/Spring Hours): Fri-Sun 10am - 4pm, closed Monday-Thursday
Admission: $8.00 adult, $6.00 senior/military, $5.00 children (under 6 free)
President: Chester "Bud" Matthews

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM) is located at Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, NY. The museum is located in a hanger and building that were part of the General Electric (G. E.) Flight Test Center that tested jet engines after World War II. The museum is dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State.

The exhibits are located in two buildings and an outdoor air park contains aircraft on display plus the Jansz Vander Veer Research Center/Library. Betweem 1995–2015, the museum's collection included B-26 Marauder 40-1501 on loand by David Tallichet / Yesterdays Air Force.

Akagi Model
A large scale model of Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi is displayed at the museum. This model was built in Japan and used in use in the Hollywood film Tora, Tora, Tora (1970) to depict the carrier sunk during the Battle of Midway on June 5, 1942. Afterwards, purchased by Charles Wood, founder and owner of Great Escape who donated it to the museum.

Air Park
The museum's outdoor air park has the following aircraft on static display including:

Bell UH-1 Iroqouis
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Douglas F3-D Skyknight
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
Grumman A-6E Intruder
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Grumman S-2 Tracker
McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom
McDonnell F-101B/F Voodoo
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed
North American RA-5C Vigilante
North American T-2 Buckeye
Northrop F-5E Tiger
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Republic F-105G Thunderchief
Supermarine Scimitar
Vought A-7E Corsair

 

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