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Teterboro Aviation Museum Marks 40th Anniversary With Open Cockpit Weekend

The Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey will host an Open Cockpit Weekend at Teterboro Airport Oct. 22-23.
The Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey will host an Open Cockpit Weekend at Teterboro Airport Oct. 22-23. Photo Credit: Contributed

TETERBORO, N.J. -- The Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey will host its 40th anniversary  Open Cockpit Weekend at Teterboro Airport on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

The event will provide visitors the chance to sit in the cockpits of various aircraft, including 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 and a Bell 47 helicopter.

Visitors can also experience the museum’s aircraft control demonstrator and the control cab of a real airport rescue and firefighting truck.

Museum guests can also learn how the flight systems of the planes work. Qualified pilots will be on hand to provide information about the instruments and controls.

“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.”

Along with the planes, visitors to the museum can experience the multimedia international space station and Buzz Aldrin exhibits.

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children younger than 12.

Kids age 2 and younger are admitted free.

Originally established in 1972, the museum is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State's two centuries of aviation and space heritage.

The men and women whose aeronautical achievements have brought worldwide recognition to the state are enshrined in the site’s Hall of Fame.

The first class – which included Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart – was inducted in January 1973.

For directions and more information, call 201-288-6344, or click here.

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