For more information, please call (201) 288-6344 or email us at NJAHOF@Verizon.net.


This program is offered exclusively to Scouts. It's offered Friday nights to Saturday mornings. It includes Friday night dinner and a snack, “How to” Space presentation, a guided tour and a scavenger hunt. It includes Saturday morning breakfast and we'll open the cockpits of the aircraft and Fire Truck for you to explore. If you want to, you can combine earning a badge with your overnight.

Your group will enjoy a variety of activities including a history scavenger hunt, a guided tour, and a Space presentation in our theater. Our staff includes veteran pilots and aviation history experts.
Minimum #: 25 Participants
Maximum #: 70 Participants
Cost: $35.00 per person


Evening Schedule
- 5:00: Orientation and introduction
- 5:30: Dinner
- 6:00: “How to Space” presentation
- 7:15: Snack
- 7:30: Guided Tour
- 8:30: History Scavenger Hunt
- 9:30: Check out

The museum staff welcomes the opportunity to present 'Evening at the Museum' to you and we're sure you'll enjoy your time with us!

For more information, please call (201) 288-6344 or email us at NJAHOF@Verizon.net.




It's approximately a 3 hour program that includes an introduction to basic aerodynamic theory and covers most of the badge requirements. The participants will build a glider using materials provided and will compete by having a 'fly-off' contest. There will also be a tour of the museum which features a 9 minute film about NJ's rich aviation heritage.

The museum provides the necessary materials, instructors and tour guides. The Aviation Badge program requires a minimum of 15 children. We have a Merit Badge Counselor on staff that can sign your blue merit badge application card.

The Aviation Badge program includes the following requirements to earn your badge:
- Define 'aircraft' Describe some kinds and uses of aircraft today. Explain the operation of piston, turboprop, and jet engines.
- Point out on a model airplane the forces that act on an airplane in flight. - Explain how an airfoil generates lift, how the primary control surfaces (ailerons, elevators, and rudder) affect the airplane's attitude, and how a propeller produces thrust.
- Demonstrate how the control surfaces of an airplane are used for takeoff, straight climb, level turn, climbing turn, descending turn, straight descent, and landing.
- Explain the following: the recreational pilot and the private pilot certificates; the instrument rating.
- Explain the purposes and functions of the various instruments found in a typical single-engine aircraft: attitude indicator, heading indicator, altimeter, airspeed indicator, turn and bank indicator, vertical speed indicator, compass, navigation (GPS and VOR) and communication radios, tachometer, oil pressure gauge, and oil temperature gauge. - Build a model FPG-9. Get others in your troop or patrol to make their own model, and then organize a competition to test the precision of flight and landing of the models. - Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show. Report on your impressions of the museum or show.
- Find out about three career opportunities in aviation. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession.

The cost is $20 per child. It's approximately a 3 hour program that includes an introduction to basic aerodynamic theory. The participants will design and build a glider using materials provided and compete in a “fly-off" contest, building team cooperation.

There will also be a tour of the museum which features a 9 minute film about NJ's rich aviation heritage. The museum provides the necessary materials, instructors and tour guides. The Aviation Badge program requires a minimum of 15 children. We have a Merit Badge Counselor on staff that can sign your blue merit badge application card.

For more information, please call (201) 288-6344 or email us at NJAHOF@Verizon.net.

 



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