New York City-Area Wings & Wheels Show Kicks Off this Weekend

Flying-sponsored event expected to draw thousands to New Jersey's Essex County Airport.

The New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame will host a Wings & Wheels show October 6 and 7 at Essex County Airport in New Jersey.New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame

The weather is looking great for this year's Wings & Wheels show at Essex County Airport, which for the second year in a row is being hosted at the northern New Jersey airport by the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum and sponsored by Flying magazine.

The show October 6 and 7 will include numerous historic aircraft, including the rare Douglas C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” owned and operated by the Berlin Airlift Foundation, plus a TBM Avenger, F4U Corsair and many others. Helicopter rides will be offered both days of the show, as well as tethered hot air balloon rides. Entertainment will be provided by the Victory Belles trio.

Veterans wearing VFW or American Legion caps and active duty military personnel will be admitted free. Adult admission is $15 and children 5-12 and seniors 62 and older $10. Kids under 5 a free. Show cars will be admitted for $20 for one day or $30 for two, and includes admission for all occupants. All proceeds benefit the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum located at Teterboro Airport.