Kuhnert Aerodrome

From Inventing aviation
Jump to: navigation, search

In 1910, Frederick Kuhnert and a friend bought a 20-acre plot of land to use as an airfield and established Kuhnert Aerodrome, which hosted weekly air demonstrations.

Kuhnert built aeroplane that could hold 14 passengers; called Kuhnert's Ferryboat, it was destroyed in 1912 by a tornado before it flew.

The land that had been Kuhnert Aerodrome was acquired around late 1916 from its then owner by Wittemann-Lewis Aircraft Co.

Location: present-day Teterboro Airport, Bergen County, NJ, near New York City. In a famous episode, pilot "Sully" Sullenberger considered landing at that Teterboro airport but his plane's engines were out and he had to land on the water.[1]

Questions

  • Was the "aerodrome" or airfield then a business, offering services and a destination for demonstrations for pay? Or was it a nonprofit? We're assuming for now it was a business offering services, and not manufacturing.

References

  1. w:Chesley_Sullenberger
  • HTA7
Names Kuhnert Aerodrome
Country US
City Bergen County, NJ
Affiliations
Keywords airfield, services
Started aero 1910
Ended aero 1912
Key people Frederick Kuhnert
Qid