In 1952, television personality Arthur Godfrey buzzed the control tower while taking off in his DC-3. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey purchased the airport in 1949 and made major investments in airport infrastructure.
Today the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the airport.
New York City at the mouth of the Hudson River is the largest city in America. New Jersey is a central state on the Atlantic Coast, closely associated with both Philadelphia and New York City. Americans Wilbur and Orville Wright conducted the first heavier-than-air flight and America has led in aviation innovations ever since.