Greenwood Lake's "Champagne Lady"
or ‘The New Jersey Connie'
The History of N9412H
[Photo: Peter M. Bowers] This shot is likely from sometime in mid to late 1963.
Winter 2010-2011 News Letter
Here are the major headlines from this season's news letter. Be sure to stop by the front desk to pick up your copy today!
New DigiWX AWOS System now at Greenwood Lake! Visit www.digiwx-4n1 for more information!
New Charts and Supplies are in! The latest charts expired on Nov. 18th so make sure your charts are up to date!
If you haven't noticed, the new Jet-A truck is here! Tell your turbo prob and helicopter buddies!
Is your plane due for annual, 100hr, or just need an oil change? Our maintenance shop can get whatever you need done. Call 973-728-1700 to schedule an appointment!
Snow removal is just around the corner. All tenants and their guest are asked to please park your car in the lots to the side and behind the building during snow removal and not by their planes. Thank you.
The banquet hall is a great place to have your parties! Look for it to be expanding in the winter months. Call 972-728-7721
2011 Greenwood Lake Air Shows. Thats right, plural. Look for a show coming in May and our WWII showcase sometime late August.
The pilot lounge is now located in the Connie. Enjoy couches, tv, and internet while waiting or planning a flight.
Greenwood Lake will now be carrying Phillips 66 fuel and will also be participating in their rewards program! Pamphlets with more information are available at the front desk.
6/8/10Greenwood Lake Airport will have Jet A Fuel for sale beginning next week.
10/22/09The grading project between the runway and taxiway is now complete. Just one more step towards the beautification of Greenwood Lake Airport.
4/18/09Greenwood Lake Airport hosted an FAA Seminar and an Aerobatic Practice box. Many pilots flew in and enjoyed the day watching other pilots display their skills and listening to the speakers.
4/3/09To take care of some of the standing water problems we are currently doing some drainage work. That should be finished up with the next few days. The fence project is also going to get underway again. After being put off for the Winter, the Spring weather is allowing us to finish it up. Expect to see that done within the next two weeks.
12/2/08As you may have noticed we started on our new fencing project. Working with the State we are able to re-fence the entire airport to help keep the wildlife out. The area underneath the Connie will be expanded to help make the airport more inviting to the general public. A patio area will be set up in the Spring so people can sit and watch the planes. The fencing project is expected to be completed within the next week!
Snow LoaderThis winter we have a new beast of a snow loader to help keep the runway clear
The "Connie"The Constellation recieved a new paint job to most of her exterior and her tail was reskinned. She is looking beautiful, be sure to check her out.
Greenwood Lake Airport used to be called Nairobi Airport
From Aim West Milford 5/20/2007"Councilman Warden praised Tim Wagner, in charge of Greenwood Lake Airport for his "tremendous job" in bringing the airport back to the caliber it once was. He said runways have been paved and the banquet hall (once a highlight of West Milford's large group social scene) is ready and the diner is operating. "It's a great place for Cub Scouts and Kids to go to watch the planes." He said dozens of jobs are being provided to local people. Warden Praised wagner for his "considerable" work to bring the Greenwood Lake airport to the prestigious place that longtime residents remember it being. He noted that not many such small airports still exist in New Jersey.
Girl Scout troop 679 from Pines Lake School in Wayne, NJ visited Greenwood Lake Airport on Oct 20, 2007
as part of a program to qualify for two aviation badges. Hosted by Bob Leszkowicz, a multi-engine, commercial pilot who flies out of Greenwood Lake, the girls were taught some basic aviation principles about airport operations, navigation and the basics of flight. Every girl was taken on a cockpit tour of a twin engine Duchess based at the airport and saw first hand the controls and instruments that pilots use to fly a plane. Also included in their visit was a short presentation on flying in the 50's and 60's highlighted by a tour of the Lockheed Constellation based at Greenwood Lake Airport. Two girls have already
expressed their desire to come back to the airport to learn more about aviation with the hope of piloting a plane themselves some day.