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Photos by Fritz Rethage    Posted December 18, 2003

Commemorating 100 Years
of Powered Aviation

Teterboro Airport December 17, 2003

Sponsored by The NJ Aviation Hall of Fame

The NJ Aviation Hall of Fame (with the Hudson Valley Stamp and Historical Society-HVSHS), held a special ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers first sustained powered flight. 

The Postal Service set up a temporary post office where the Wright Brothers "The First Powered Flight" stamp was unveiled and a special pictorial cancellation was issued.  Allen Doberman,  HVSHS Chairman, designed a special cancellation stamp. USPS postal workers Joris Chowaner and Melatework Heawe were on hand to make the cancellation official.

Seventh grade students from Yeshiva of North Jersey (River Edge, NJ) attended a ceremony honoring the Wright Brothers.  The program began with welcoming remarks by Jeff Herne, Director of the Aviation Hall of Fame.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said. The keynote speaker was Robert J. Vanderclock, Postmaster, Waldwick, NJ.  Closing comments were made by Rabbi David Kamans Ky, Dean, Yeshiva of North America.

The Aviation Hall of Fame also provided various media interviews about the history of aviation.

Related story: Port Authority press release commemorating anniversary.


Additional commemorative events during this anniversary year included a replica of the Wright "B" Flyer's arriving from Dayton, OH, being assembled at Teterboro Airport and recreating the 1909 flying around the Statue of Liberty during the Memorial weekend. [Index] to about 200 photos and movies of this historic event.
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Front and back of this commemorative stamp set was issued in May 21, 2003

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Special cancellation indicia designed for this historic anniversary.

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(l-r) Allen Doberman who designed the above commemorative cancellation indicia, with USPS postal workers Joris Chowaner and Melatework Heawe.

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Poster of Commemorative Stamp

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Jeff Herne, Aviation Hall of Fame Director, providing media interviews about this historic Centennial of Powered Aviation

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Jeff Herne providing welcoming remarks.

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Keynote speaker Robert J. Vanderclock, Postmaster, Waldwick, NJ and avid aviation buff.

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Rabbi David Kamans Ky, Dean, Yeshiva of North America

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"The Wright Stuff"
Teterboro Airport celebrates 100 years of aviation.  [Index] to about 200 photos and movies of the Wright "B" Flyer being assembled in Teterboro Airport during Memorial Day Weekend for the historic 1909 re-enactment flight around the Statue of Liberty.



Open Cockpit Day 2003
[April 26, 2003
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Tri-State Aviation Expo 2002
[General] [Models] [Kitty Hawk Flyer] [Trucks & Cars]


Wings & Wheels Expo at Teterboro Airport on June 2nd & 3rd, 2001
[General & Military][B-17 Yankee Lady][DC-4 Spirit of Freedom]
[Various aircraft] [Antique Cars]

Note: Due to the security situation at Teterboro Airport following September 11, 2001, the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame's Annual 'Wings and Wheels' show was cancelledfor 2002.  The Museum hopes to continue with the Wings and Wheels event and the Tri-State Aviation Expo in 2003.
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