The museum library includes an extensive collection of aviation related books, photographs, Curtis-Wright engine manuals, videotapes and a massive aviation scrapbook collection. The library is available for research projects by appointments. The museum maintains a large collection of books, photos for research and makes available its resources. This library contains over 3,500 reference books videotapes and CD's For access please call (201) 288 6344

History Highlights:
New Jersey:
On January 9, 1793, French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard ascended from Philadelphia flew across the Delaware River and landed in Deptford, NJ. The Western Hemisphere's first flight took 45 minutes and covered 15 miles.

1922 - The world's largest airplane, the Barling Bomber, was constructed at Teterboro Airport by the Wittemann brothers.

1927 - Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St Louis powered by a Whirlwind. Two weeks later, Clarence Chamberlin in a Wright-Blanca built in Princeton, flew to Germany by a Whirlwind. A month later, Richard Byrd and a crew of three again used a three-engine to fly to France.

1932 - Amelia Earhart prepares for her solo transatlantic flight at Teterboro

1937 - German zeppelin Hindenburg explodes at Lakehurst Naval Air Station.

1942-1945 - World War II: General Motor's Eastern Aircraft Division built 13,500 Grumman fighter planes at Linden and Trenton plants. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. built 281,164 engines and 146,468 electric propellers in plants in six north Jersey locations.

1968 - Walter M. Schirra of Oradell becomes the only astronaut to fly in all three spacecraft, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo.

1984 - Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, a Paterson native, was the first American woman to walk in space.

NEW JERSEY AVIATION HISTORY