An official Path Through History site! Decades ago, the current home of the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport was a crucial part of the “Arsenal of Democracy”. Home to Republic Aviation, the complex produced over 9,000 P-47 Thunderbolts in Farmingdale. The “Jug”, as it was called because of its robust assembly line construction, went on to defeat the best fighter pilots the German Luftwaffe could muster. Today, no American aviation museum with a squadron of operational World War II aircrafts has a more appropriate setting for its flight operations. Watch operational World War II aircraft fly from a landmark hangar that was once part of Republic Aviation with vintage army that bring visitors along the fight line and up to historic control tower as fighters, bombers and transport aircraft take flight. The museum`s D-Day flight experience allows individuals to fly with airborne re-enactors on board a C-47. Ground exhibits include tributes to women who built and ferried these planes off to war and the Tuskegee Airmen POW`s. The museum is able to operate because of the role of its volunteer corps: individuals who share our enthusiasm for keeping alive the colors of our American military heritage are invited to contact us directly so that they can join this group of diverse people with a common objective.