The Aviation Hall of Fame will have an Open Cockpit Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22-23.
“To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening to the public of the first state aviation hall of fame in the nation, our last Open Cockpit Weekend of 2016 will feature everything that makes the event one of our most popular, plus a new aviation book sale and ice cream on premises," said Shea Oakley, the museum's executive director. "Come on out and help us celebrate all that began in October of 1976 and continues strong today.”
Visitors can sit in the cockpits of a TWA Convair 880 jetliner, a rare Lockheed-designed Bush Plane, a Cobra AH-1 gunship helicopter, an HH-52A Coast Guard helicopter, an OV-1A Mohawk close support aircraft, a Bell 47 helicopter, a “Little-Cut-Up” aircraft control demonstrator, and the control cab of a real Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting truck.
People, young and old, can learn how flight systems work. Qualified pilots will help guests understand the instruments and controls of these special aircraft. They also can experience the multimedia International Space Station and 'Buzz' Aldrin exhibits inside the museum.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 3-12 and free for children 2 and younger.
Founded in 1972, the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State's distinguished, two-century aviation and space heritage. The men and women whose outstanding aeronautical achievements have brought worldwide recognition to the state are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
For directions or more information, visit its website .