Solberg–Hunterdon Airport (FAA LID: N51), also known as Solberg Airport is located in Readington Township, New Jersey, United States.
Founded in 1941 by Norwegian-born and -raised aviation pioneer Thor Solberg, Solberg Airport is a small general aviation airport located in central New Jersey. In 1985 Thor Solberg was inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame. Solberg is also considered a major aviation pioneer in his native country Norway and Norway's oldest airport Jarlsberg is dedicated to his memory and today operates as a major general aviation airport and parachute center near the Norwegian ancient city of Tønsberg in southeastern Norway.
Facilities and aircraft
Solberg Airport is situated on 725 wide open acres in Readington, NJ, and contains two runways. The primary runway is 4/22 measuring 3,735 x 50 ft (1,138 x 15 m). 3,000 ft (914 m) of this runway is paved with asphalt, and 735 ft (224 m) is turf reserved as a displaced threshold. The second runway, 13/31, is turf measuring 3,442 x 200 ft (1,049 x 61 m).For the 12-month period ending September 3, 2011, the airport had 21,486 aircraft operations, an average of 59 per day: 65% local general aviation and 35% transient general aviation. At that time there were 97 aircraft based at this airport: 82% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 6% jet aircraft, and 2% helicopters.Solberg's son and namesake, Thor Solberg Jr., died Dec 16, 2017. The airport is currently run by two generations of Thor Solberg's heirs. His children, Lorraine Solberg and Suzy Solberg Nagle, maintain day-to-day operations with the help of four grand-children.
The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. In 2007, the event was the largest summertime hot air balloon festival in North America and it was run by Howard Freidman and Sally Mazzochi.
Presidential temporary flight restrictions (TFRs)
Solberg Airport is within a 10-mile radius of the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and thereby subject to FAA flight restrictions whenever President Donald Trump is in Bedminster.