Cradle of Aviation

Cradle of Aviation gives a Hoot with new ‘Space’ show

By GREGORY ZELLER // Attention, space cadets: For a really out-of-this-world adventure, put down your new Blu-ray copy of “Solo” and beam over to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, where one of the planet’s largest interactive space exhibits is about to touch down. A “Star Wars” story is always fun, but nothing beats the real thing, and to that end, “Space: A Journey to Our Future” – a traveling NASA show sponsored locally by the…


Cradle event to honor Grumman’s fabled F-14

The Cradle of Aviation museum is celebrating Long Island’s aeronautic glory days with a dinner and panel discussion honoring Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat, arguably one of the nation’s finest-ever fighters. The event, set for April 21, kicks off at 4 p.m. with a reunion of Grumman execs, test pilots and other workers, followed by dinner and discussion. The panel includes Mike Rabens, Grumman’s former Top Gun and director of flight testing, astronaut and former F-14 pilot Winston…