Commemorative Air Force – Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TTN)


Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TTN)

Signature Flight Support
34 E. Piper Avenue

Trenton, NJ 08628

May 29 (Monday) (Memorial day) through May 31 (Wednesday), 2017

Monday, May 29:      2:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 30:      9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 31:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Education Day activities for children on Tuesday, May 30 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Come see the B-29 FIFI when the Commemorative Air Force’s AirPower History Tour lands at Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TTN) on Memorial Day!

Fly on the B-29, C-45 or T-6!

Also on display will be WWII liaison aircraft that are part of the local CAF unit, the Delaware Valley Wing, based at Princeton Airport (39N).

Ramp Access:         $10 for adults
$5 for children 11 – 17
Children 10 and under are free

Aircraft:   B-29 Superfortress, FIFI
C-45 (Twin Beech), Bucket of Bolts
T-6 Texan
L-4 (Piper)
L-9 (Stinson)
L-16 (Aeronca)
L-17 Navion

To book a flight or for more information, go to:

May 24th – Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day

AMT (Aircraft Maintenance Technician) DAY

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day – May 24

On May 24 we honor the men and women who have worked behind the scenes making and keeping aviation possible. It is Aviation Maintenance Technician Day.

We all know the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, Kitty Hawk and the experiment of human flight.

How many of us know the name, Charles Edward Taylor? He came to work for the Wrights in 1902 when the research turned to powered flight. The automobile companies couldn’t supply an engine both light enough and powerful enough for flight.

Enter Taylor. A machinist by trade, with a metal lathe, drill press, and other hand tools, he built the 12-horse power engine which propelled the Wright’s aeroplane 20 feet above the wind-swept North Carolina beach. The longest flight lasted 59 seconds for a distance of 852 feet. It took Taylor 6 weeks to build the engine and yet, history books rarely mention the man who helped make the historic December 17, 1903, flight possible.

Being on the cusp of the aeronautics industry, Taylor continued to design aircraft engines for the Wright brothers as well as teaching them to build their own. When the first airport was established (by the Wrights), he was named the airport manager.

The partnership continued when the Wright brothers were awarded a military contract for the first military plane with Taylor designing and building the engine.

Taylor’s adventures continued in 1911 when William Randolph Hearst offered up a cash award to the first pilot to fly across the United States in 30 days or less. Cal Rodgers, a young pilot, accepted the challenge and hired Charles Taylor as his mechanic.

Rodgers made it, landing and crashing from New York to Pasadena, with Taylor trailing along in a car.

Charles Taylor continued in the field of aviation maintenance for more than 60 years. Like Taylor, aviation maintenance technicians around the world work in the background, keeping civilian and military aircraft safe. On May 24th, we recognize their achievements and humble history.


Use #AviationMaintenaceTechnicianDay to share on social media.


Through the efforts of Richard Dilbeck, in 2001, the FAA created the created the prestigious Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award to honor AMTs, who had served at least 50 years in aircraft maintenance. The following year, California Senator Knight introduced a resolution honoring Aviation Maintenance Technicians annually in honor of Charles Taylor’s birthday.

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

Chapter Meeting – May 23rd


MAY 23, 2017 (TUESDAY)

Graycliff Restaurant

122 Moonachie Ave
Moonachie, NJ 07074
(201) 939-9233

(Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00 PM)

Meeting sponsored by


TOPIC:    Introducing Rockwell Collins New In Flight Entertainment offering: “STAGE”

SPEAKERS:   Peter Barletto & Sean Lynch (Northeast Account Manager, Business and Regional Systems)

MEMBERS:             $25.00
NON-MEMBERS:    $30.00
STUDENTS:             $20.00

Please feel free to post this announcement and flyer or forward it to other non-PAMA members.

Joint WAMA / PAMA Meeting – April 13th – Thursday


April 13, 2017

Graycliff Restaurant

122 Moonachie Ave
Moonachie, NJ 07074
(201) 939-9233

Cocktails at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM




Meeting Sponsored by  Gulfstream

SPEAKER:   Phil Restivo (Regional Director, Customer Support)
Eric Holmberg, Experimental Test Pilot with a presentation on Innovations and Technology

Gulfstream is respected internationally for engineering and designing technologically advanced aircraft and systems that consistently redefine business aviation. Expect that standard to continue.

Gulfstream’s Research and Development campus in Savannah, Georgia, is a shared base for more than 1,500 employees who develop and test next-generation aviation concepts in laboratories and offices totaling more than 500,000 square feet/46,452 square meters.

To assure adequate seating, please pre register using the link below.

Click here for registration


Please support your local WAMA and PAMA chapter and bring a friend.

28th Annual Teterboro PAMA Holiday Social

Holiday Social Flyer (Click HERE)

(Check attached flyer for sponsorship information)


Please contact either Ed Furst (CLICK HERE)
Gary Tallis (CLICK HERE) to sign up as a sponsor!!




The Graycliff

122 Moonachie Ave
Moonachie, NJ 07074
(201) 939-9233

(Social Begins at @ 7:00 PM)
Open Bar 8-9PM;
Dinner and dancing: 8-11PM

Allentown FSDO – IA Renewal


(Flyer attached)


Sands Bethlehem Event Center
(Monroe Room)
77 Sands Blvd.

Bethlehem, PA 18015

7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
(Registration starts at 7:00 AM)

Space is limited
RSVP: (610) 264-1609

This FREE seminar meets the requirements of FAR 65.93 (a) (4) for IA renewal.

Please note: If you are planning to be signed off at the conclusion of the seminar, you will need to bring your IA card & proof of 2014/2015 compliance with one partFAR 65.93 (a) (1-5) (for example, a copy of last years training certificate)
The program qualifies as Industry Training for the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards

Click Here for a Flyer

Safety Training Seminar – October 26th


(Please feel free to post the attached flyer – Click Here)

OCTOBER 26, 2016 (Wednesday)

6:30 PM
(Free gourmet dinner 5:30 PM)*

C & W Aero Services
Essex County Airport (CDW)
19 Wright Way; Suite 3
Fairfield, N.J. 07004

(For Directions Call: 973-227-5750)


Textron Aviation, C&W Aero Services and FAA-FAASTeam


Prior to Seminar starting, Textron Aviation will have several new aircraft on display

Also, Prior to the Seminar
George Bennett III, Teterboro FSDO OFFICE Manager, will be presenting Master Pilot Awards to:
Ron Wiley & Michael P. O’Connor

SPEAKERS:  (Textron Aviation)

Beth Gamble will give us a presentation on What We Should Know about Aging Aircraft.

Steve Kent will tell us about What is happening with Piston Aircraft at Beechcraft and Cessna

Ryun Froman  will be introducing us to the All New Cessna Denali, the Aircraft of the Future

*C&W Sponsored Complimentary Gourmet Dinner starting at 5:30 PM

(FREE Chili, Salads, Hot Dogs with Fixings and Drinks)

This program will qualify as a Safety Seminar for the Wings Program and as Industry Training for the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards

28th Annual Ed Furst Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing – September 21st – UPDATED

SatcomDirect will be bringing their Mobile Training and Hospitality Lab – Click Here for more information.

For anyone planning on staying at Crystal Springs,Click Here for discounted hotel rates


(Golf Digest has ranked the course in the top 25 in the country)
Hamburg, New Jersey

September 21, 2016 (Wednesday)

12:00 Noon Shotgun Start
Check in and lunch starts at 10:00 AM

COST:   $175.00 per person (Includes Lunch, Dinner, and prizes)
                $600.00 for a foursome
The Teterboro Golf Outing Committee has gone “HIGH TECH”!!!
You can now:
– View the event information
– Get Directions
– Register and Pay on line as: Player, Sponsor, and Volunteer (Note: All major credit cards, including American Express, are accepted)
– View Sponsorships and sign up for them

CLICK HERE  to access the Home page for the 2016 Golf Outing
The site is “user friendly“, the process is simple!!

However, if you have any difficulties with the registration or any questions, please contact:
Gary Tallis by phone: 862-686-1702 or e-mail
Please sign up early!!

Meridian Mourns the Loss of its Founder, J. Kenneth Forester, Sr.

An undated photo of J. Kenneth Forester, Sr. during his service in the US Army Air Corps.

An undated photo of J. Kenneth Forester, Sr. during his service in the US Army Air Corps.

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, regrets to announce the loss of its founder and aviation pioneer, J. Kenneth Forester, Sr. He died suddenly on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the age of 94.

Known among his Meridian colleagues as ‘Ken Sr.’ to distinguish him from his son of the same name, Mr. Forester had an illustrious career in aviation. It all began in 1941, when he got his pilot’s license at the age of 18. The following year, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, and from 1944 to 1948, was a test pilot, flying fighters, bombers and transport aircraft. He flew the nation’s first jet, the Bell Airacomet P-59, and the first operational jet fighter, the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star.

He attained a mechanic’s license while in the military, and after discharge in 1946, founded Mallard Air Service at Teterboro Airport. Mallard was a distributor for the Republic Seabee and the North American Navion and was a maintenance base and charter operator. Mallard later converted C-47s from military to civilian aircraft. Ken Sr. left Mallard in 1951 to manage a wire machinery plant in Paterson, NJ and work part time selling and maintaining Navions at Teterboro Airport. In 1958, he was offered a location on the west side of the airport and started a new business that he called General Aviation Company.

His son, Ken, a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and former F-102 pilot, took over full time management of the company in 1974. In 1986, the company became a Million Air franchise. Today, the company is independently owned and operated by the Forester family.

In 2002, the Federal Aviation Administration presented Ken Sr. with the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic award. Named after Charles Taylor, a mechanic for the Wright Brothers airplane, the award recognizes aviation maintenance personnel who have at least 50 years of experience in the industry. In 2008, he was inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame during the organization’s 35th annual induction dinner.

Ken Forester, Sr. was a beloved husband for 67 years to the late Annabelle H. (nee Hewitt) and father of Ken and his wife Susan, Gary and his wife Lynne, Lynn and her husband Evelyn, David and his wife Mary, and grandfather to thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He will be missed by family, friends, and colleagues alike.


Rockwell Collins Operators Conference – June 15th – Hilton Hasbrouck Heights

Rockwell Collins Business Aviation Operators Conference

Rockwell Collins is hosting a Business Aviation Operators Conference on June 15, 2016 at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights – Meadowlands Hotel to discuss major initiatives and products that affect your aircraft and your ability to operate in this ever changing airspace environment, including:
  • Airspace mandates affecting both domestic and global operations
  • ARINCDirect cabin connectivity
  • ARINCDirect CPDLC FANS testing and DCL
  • The latest flight deck and cabin products
  • Avionics training and support
  • And much more!
The event will run from 8:30am till 1:00pm on Wednesday, with a light continental breakfast served at 8:30am and lunch at 12:00pm. Click here to register. A detailed agenda will follow soon.

If you have any questions, please call Mitch Bernstein at 973.294.9751.

Rockwell Collins Business Aviation Operators Conference
June 15 2016
Hilton Hasbrouck Heights – Meadowlands

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