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News and Events
Special events are scheduled throughout the year in New Jersey. In addition, museums throughout the state feature aviation exhibits.

2019 International Aviation Art Contest

2019 International Aviation Art New Jersey artists aged 6 to 17 are invited to participate in the
2019 International Aviation Art Contest (pdf 425k).


"My Dream To Fly"
is the 2019 theme.

Have you ever sat in class, looked out the window, and wondered what it would be like to fly? If so, you are not alone! Teachers might not always like it, but something about looking at the sky calls us to daydream about what is possible. Orange embers floating above a campfire do the same, and who has not been a little envious seeing a hawk soar across the sky? Inside all of us, a dream to fly is just waiting for the chance to come to life.

Nature has many ways to encourage us to dream. Whether it is the hot embers of the campfire floating up or tree leaves floating down, each dares us to dream of riding the currents of air across the sky. In response, we dream of creating hot air balloons of all shapes and colors. Their burners blast heat into the envelope of the balloon, heating the air and lifting us into the sky. For those who want to join the hawks of the air, dreams of flight will lead to new gliders of all types. Advanced and novel gliders, paragliders, and hang gliders will allow us to soar through the air with ease and grace.

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Back on the ground, those of us who want to tame the wind instead of surfing along it dream of creating new planes and helicopters that will allow us to challenge the wind and fly wherever we want. Visions of new aerobatic planes races through our minds as they will one day race through the sky. Or maybe you dream of joining your friends in a specially designed helicopter that allows you to sight see your neighborhood, city, or countryside. For others, the race to the border of space will lead to dreams of jet powered planes going faster and higher than ever before.

Each achievement in flight has started with a dream. Along the way, the next generation of aviation enthusiast have built their dreams on the works of those who came before. Now, itís your turn. Where ever your imagination takes you when you look to the clouds, itís time to pick up your favorite art supplies and share your dream to fly!

Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this yearís theme in relation to the aviation world. The first, second and third place winners were forwarded to Washington DC for the National level of the contest. Winning entries of the National contest will be forwarded to the International level of the contest.

The 2019 winning artwork in the State contest is available for viewing.


Art Contest Winners By Year:

For additional information or questions, email or call 609.963.2100.

A list of winners in the national and international contests is available on the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) website.


Aviation Event Calendar

For other information on aviation events in New Jersey and out-of-state locations, review NJ Aviation. The information is not guaranteed, confirm dates as some events are canceled without notice.

Museums and foundations

From Teterboro in the north of the state to Rio Grande in Cape May County, New Jersey's southernmost county, eight aviation museums tell about the history of flying in the Garden State.

The museums preserve more than 200 years of aviation heritage, from the famous Curtiss Wright J-5 Whirlwind Engine used by Charles Lindbergh, to space travel exhibits.

To find the museum you would like to visit and learn about its offerings and the days it's open, choose from this list.
 
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