Airport to celebrate during Autumn Lights

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:55

    GREENWOOD LAKE-During the Autumn Lights Festival in West Milford, the Greenwood Lake Airport will be hosting a number of events on Saturday, Oct. 8. The airport will offer tours, including a static display of "Warbird," and experimental and general aviation airplanes. The Army National Guard will display a helicopter, with a recruiter to answer questions. Greenwood Lake Flight Training will open the original "Connie" cockpit for flight training, and give away a free lesson. (Howard Hughes ordered the first 40 "Connies" for TWA in 1939.) Young Eagle's Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is sponsored by Greenwood Lake Pilots Association, in conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association and the airport management. Children between the ages of seven and 17 may go up for a free local flight. Parents or guardians must accompany the children to the airport, and sign a release for them to fly, but will be asked to watch from the ground. All eligible children, as part of the Young Eagle's program, will receive certificates and be listed on the national Experimental Aircraft Association website. Civil Air Patrol cadets and Passaic County Sheriff's Department Explorer Program recruits will assist the movement of people and airplanes. A Children's ID Program will be offered. Parents who would like to participate should bring their child's birth certificate, as well as their own identification. A motorcycle show will be sponsored by D & S Cycle, who will award prizes for various categories. Marine Vietnam Veterans will have a weapons display. Home Depot will be offering a woodcraft project for youngsters 12 to 16 years old. DARE, the fire department, and Passaic County Sheriff's Department, Boy Scout Troop 44, and the Teterboro Airport Museum will also be represented. For more information, call 973-729-9006 or write to