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Photos by Fritz Rethage ·
Posted December 18, 2003
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
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
Related story: Port Authority press release commemorating
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.
Front and back of this commemorative stamp set was issued in May 21, 2003
Special cancellation indicia designed for this historic anniversary.
(l-r) Allen Doberman who designed the above commemorative cancellation indicia, with USPS
postal workers Joris Chowaner and Melatework Heawe.
Poster of Commemorative Stamp
Jeff Herne, Aviation Hall of Fame Director, providing media interviews about this historic
Centennial of Powered Aviation
Jeff Herne providing welcoming remarks.
Keynote speaker Robert J. Vanderclock, Postmaster, Waldwick, NJ and avid aviation buff.
Rabbi David Kamans Ky, Dean, Yeshiva of North America
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]
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.