Aviation Hall of Fame
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Open: Monday Closed/Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm
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 world-wide recognition to the state are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame
The recently expanded museum offers visitors an opportunity to view historic air and space equipment and artifacts, photographs, fine art and an extensive model collection. The library has more than 4000 volumes and hundreds of aviation video tapes.
The New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum offers education programs for individuals or groups. Participants learn history and science.
Our Aeronautical History Hunt is available to groups that visit the museum. By seeking the answers to historical New Jersey aviation questions, students develop problem solving, logic and communication skills.
Our ‘Dare to Fly’ program, developed for children ages 7 to 15 focuses on ballooning and powered flight. Participants design, build and fly their gliders. Organize a small group and call for dates.
(Information from New Jersey’s Aviation Museums)
A companion virtual tour for your electronic device is available free at http://www.njahof.org/
Welcome to the First State Aviation Hall of Fame in the Nation!
Founded in 1972, the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey (AHOF-NJ) is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State’s distinguished aviation and space heritage. The men and women whose outstanding aeronautical achievements have brought world-wide acclaim to the state are enshrined in the AHOFNJ.
The set-up of the Museum:
Raymond R. Wells Theater: The first stop on your self-guided tour is in our 60 seat theater where you will experience the saga of NJ aerospace history in our information and concise nine-minute film “Flight”.
Buzz Aldrin Exhibit: Jersey boy makes good on the first mission to the moon. The story of his life and his time with the space program
Hall of Fame: Enter the heart of our museum and meet the men and women who embody NJ’s rich heritage of flight.
Dehmel Room: See the world’s first electronic flight simulator built by legendary Curtiss-Wright, at one time the Garden State’s biggest aerospace company. The room also contains information about barnstormers, Tuskegee Airmen, flying aces, Flying Tigers, Enola Gay, etc.
The Great Room: History comes alive with air and space equipment, artifacts, photographs, fine art, multimedia displays, hands-on exhibits and interactive simulators.
*The worlds first hover craft
*Women in Aviation
*Aircraft and rocket engines built in NJ
*International Space Station Exhibit
*Dassault Fundamentals of Flight Exhibit
*Actual fragments from the ill-fated German Zeppelin, The Hindenberg
*Hot-air balloon basket
*Working jet engine
*Rutan “Quickie” home-built experimental aircraft
Our outdoor displays incorporate a Martin 202A airliner from the 1950’s. Bell Cobra attack helicopter that flew actual combat missions during the Vietnam War. Bell 47-one of the first practical helicopters. Coast Guard Sikorsky helicopter. Lockheed LASA-60 bush plane. Grumman OV-1A Mohawk. Walters Airport Rescue & Firefighting Vehicle. Convair 880 Jetliner Cockpit (during open cockpit weekends.)
Second Floor: From the balcony, enjoy the view of The Great Room. Sit in the cockpit of our “Little Cut Up” make-believe airplane and make things move on the wings and tail.
The area also includes: Newark Airport Diorama, B-52 ejection seat, Richard E. Byrd Exhibit, barnstormers, model airplane collection, Peoples Express exhibit, the NJ designed “Para-Plane”, a working airport beacon and Clarence Chamberlin Exhibit.
Silvio Cavalier Research Library: This library contains over 3,500 volumes and videos on aviation and space history.
Gift Shop: Don’t forget to visit the gift shop, brimming with aviation related gifts, books and mementos for yourself, family and friends.
Tours-Parties: We offer group tours, birthday parties and our educational Dare-To-Fly program for young groups. Call for details.
Special Events: Four times a year we have Open Cockpit Day where you and your family can sit in the pilot seat of airplane and helicopter cockpits. In December, Santa will fly over the museum in a helicopter, then visit with the children.
The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey (AHOF) reserves the right to use for promotional purposed any photograph/video taken at AHOF or an y AHOF event. By visiting AHOF or participating in any AHOF event, you are permitting AHOF to use these images.
(Information from the AHOF Museum Guide)
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the AHOF pamphlets and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the museum for any further information.