FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2013
Tara McLaughlin (631) 727-3200 x252
CRADLE OF AVIATION VOLUNTEERS TO GIVE FACELIFT TO GRUMMAN MEMORIAL PARK
Riverhead, NY – Supervisor Sean M. Walter announced that the Cradle of Aviation Museum (CAM) has assembled a group of volunteers to assist the Town of Riverhead with the cleaning and painting of the two aircraft on display at Grumman Memorial Park.
The work is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 25 on both the F-14 and A-6 aircraft, which are on loan to the Riverhead Town from the U.S. Navy. The Town will provide the paint and other materials needed by the CAM volunteers, as well as ladders, a power washer, bucket truck and staff support/coordination, according to Town Engineer Kenneth Testa.
“I wish to express my utmost appreciation to the Cradle of Aviation Museum for providing the volunteer labor necessary to provide the necessary facelift to the F-14 and A-6 Navy aircraft,” Walter said. “This memorial recognizes the significant efforts that Grumman employees played in the history of both the Town of Riverhead and the entire United States of America. I am thrilled that we are able to keep the park open in a pristine manner that is deserving of those who served our country.”
Grumman Memorial Park is a volunteer effort paying tribute to the incredible advances in aviation and aerospace that took place on Long Island, thanks to the teamwork of the employees of Grumman Corporation. Grumman Memorial Park is located on Route 25 near the Route 25A intersection and is situated on a one-acre site (with an additional nine acres of land for expansion) on the former Grumman Aerospace Flight Test Facility (Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant) in Calverton. The Park is due east of the 10,000-foot runway.
Located in Garden City, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving Long Island’s rich aerospace heritage of discovery and to inspiring future generations through science and technology.