Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey
Backstory and Context
Exhibits and Museum Features
Founded in 1972, the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey remains dedicated to providing an enriching experience to visitors. The most popular exhibits of this facility, located at the Teterboro Airport, are undoubtedly the full-sized aircrafts on display. Some of the aircrafts featured include the OV-1 Mohawk attack and observation aircraft, the Bell 47 two-blade helicopter, the Martin 2-0-2 airliner, and the Sikorsky HH-52 Seaguard helicopter that the U.S. Coast Guard commonly uses for air-sea rescues.
Another acclaimed exhibit at the museum is the “Fundamentals of Flight” interactive aerodynamics exhibit, which exposes visitors to the science, engineering, piloting, and management of air travel. Visitors can also discover the rocket engine that once propelled the X-15 to record-breaking speeds and heights as well as the first American hovercraft that was designed by Charles Fletcher.1
Aviation Hall of Fame
After exploring the many interactive and authentic exhibits and artifacts, museum-goers and aviation enthusiasts can also learn about the famous New Jersey individuals who made major contributions to space and aviation. Every year, the hall of fame continues to honor three individuals who came from New Jersey.
Past inductees to the hall of fame include the “Lone Eagle” Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart (flew the Atlantic Ocean in a Teterboro-built Fokker Trimotor), and many others.
Wings and Wheels Expo
Every year, the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey, in collaboration with Teterboro Airport, host the Wings and Wheels Expo. This popular family event features WWII airplanes, helicopters, military vehicles, vintage show cars, and live entertainment.
Furthermore, visitors can even organize rides on the historic B-17 Yankee Lady, explore a massive array of exhibits and full-craft aircraft, and enjoy a weekend of live entertainment and aviation displays.3