World War I aviation event in Hudson will feature rare aircraft


World War I aviation event in Hudson will feature rare aircraft
American Heritage Museum’s event will feature the Nieuport 28.

HUDSON – The American Heritage Museum will be debuting its rare World War I Nieuport 28 fighter aircraft during its living history weekend spotlighting World War I aviation.

The living history event will be held Sept. 17 and 18.

The plane is making its debut following years of restoration.

This aircraft was the first fighter aircraft to be used in combat by the United States military in 1918. It’s one of five that remain, and the museum noted in a press release that it’s the only one in the world that flies. That makes it the oldest airworthy American military aircraft, according to the museum.

“The Nieuport 28 is finally returning home – home to where so many brave New Englanders volunteered to go to fight for freedom in the skies over France, home to a state that has the oldest commissioned warship, home to a land that saw the dawn of our country. Massachusetts is home for this historic aircraft,” said American Heritage Museum President Rob Collings.

The weekend will also feature the Fokker D VIII and SPAD XIII fighters within the World War I camps along with artifacts and uniforms.

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and veterans and $15 for children under 12. Children under 3, members and World War II and Korean War veterans can enter for free.

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