Author: Shea Oakley

Having what might be described as an encyclopedic lifetime knowledge base of U.S airline history (especially during the Jet Age period, 1958-78) Shea has crafted multiple feature articles on airline history topics for Airliners Magazine. He is Book Review Editor (and a feature article contributor) for the Captain’s Log, the quarterly journal of the WAHS, as well as being a regular author of articles covering airline history on, a highly successful and respected weblog known far beyond the New York area. In recent years he has become part of the New Jersey Aviation Education Council and the Airline Historians/Archivist Association.

One of the few remaining vestiges of the golden age of piston-powered air transport in the New York area resides in the outside display yard of a small air museum in Teterboro, NJ. The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ’s Martin 202A also represents the very last of its kind. Of the 48 of these early post-war short to medium range twin-engined airliners constructed only this one remains. Built in 1950 “N93204” was ordered by Trans World Airlines (TWA) as a stop-gap aircraft until the legendary carrier’s larger pressurized Martin 404 fleet arrived. The original “202” model had…

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