This page is dedicated to the memory of Ted Fox
Ted Fox was, in essence, the father of the Teen Aviation of New Jersey Aircraft Build program. Ted brought up the idea of getting together and building an airplane to a group of friends a few years ago. We looked into the feasibility of doing so, and while we liked the idea, we realized that there was probably not enough interest within our group to follow through with the project. However, through our research, we found that there were a number of organizations throughout the country that were teaching high school age students about aviation through aircraft build programs, and from that discussion Ted's proposal morphed into what became Teen Aviation of New Jersey.
Sadly, Ted passed away this past July. He was loved and respected by all of us and he will be sorely missed. To learn more about Ted, please read his obituary is below.
Frederick S. "Ted" Fox III
Frederick S. Fox III ‘Ted’ died at the age of 86 on July 19, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia to Frederick S. Fox Jr. and Frances Y. Fox Ted was a longtime resident of Cherry Hill. From a young age, Ted was a seeker. His curiosity had him asking questions at every turn. He asked so many questions that one day Ted’s uncle, trying to stop the questions, said; “Teddy, How high is up?”.
February 5, 2022: Ted Fox and John Ahrens putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Work started on revovating our hangar at Flying W Airport when we moved in on January 1, 2022. We spent five and a half months cleaning the up the hangar, painting the walls and floor, putting in a new suspended ceiling and interior lighting, putting a new exterior and interior on the sliding doors, and installing new entry doors. Ted was always pitching in to help.
June 25, 2022: the renovated hangar ready for our grand opening later that day. Besides having the initial idea that led to the establishment of TANJ, Ted supported and contributed to the Aircraft Build Program in many ways. Most importantly though, Ted was a great mentor to our students.