Northeast Airlines ‘Flying In Style’ exhibit extended to Sunday, Aug. 4

The exhibit ‘Northeast Airlines; Flying in Style’ includes vintage flight attendant uniforms.

Relive the Golden Age of Aviation in New England with ‘Northeast Airlines: Flying in Style,’ an exhibit on display now through Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Aviation Museum of N.H.

The exhibit, organized in partnership with the Manchester (N.H.) Historic Association, was originally scheduled to close in June. However, popular demand prompted museum officials to keep the exhibit on display for an extra two months.

“Visitors are fascinated by the uniforms, promotional posters, and other memorabilia from Northeast Airlines, a legendary air carrier that once served our area,” said Jeff Rapsis, executive director of the Aviation Museum of N.H.

From its early days in the Great Depression through the 1970s, Boston-based Northeast was the region’s hometown airline, providing air service to Manchester, N.H. and dozens of other communities in New England and beyond. Northeast Airlines merged with Delta Air Lines in 1972.

The exhibit ‘Northeast Airlines: Flying in Style’ offers selections from the Aviation Museum’s extensive collection of Northeast items, highlighted by a display of vintage uniforms worn by flight attendants (then called “stewardesses”), maintenance personnel, and flight crew members.

“Many of our visitors have fond memories of Northeast, the airline of the ‘Yellowbirds,’ ” Rapsis said. “But even if you’ve never heard of the airline, our ‘Flying in Style’ exhibit provides a window into an earlier era of air transportation that’s now gone forever.”

Admission to ‘Northeast Airlines: Flying In Style’ is included in the non-profit Aviation Museum’s regular entrance price of $10 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12, seniors 65+, veterans and active military; free to kids 5 and under. The Aviation Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m.

Based in the 1937 art deco passenger terminal at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, the museum is dedicated to preserving the Granite State’s rich aviation past, and also inspiring students today to become the aerospace pioneers of tomorrow. 

Located at 27 Navigator Road, the Aviation Museum of N.H. was named “Best Place to Take Kids” in southern New Hampshire in the 2024  HippoPress Readers Poll. 

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