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Naval Air Wildwood in AircraftOwner Magazine!

aircraftownermagNaval Air Wildwood is featured in an article by Kevin McKinney in AircraftOwner Online Magazine, “Old Meets News at a Southern New Jersey Aviation Museum.”

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Rio Grande, NJ, boasts an impressive collection of some 19 classic flying machines in its historic 1943 hangar. There’s the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, one of the most widely used basic trainers during World War II.

Also, housed in the museum’s 92,000 square-foot, all-wooden hangar is the “Huey” helicopter, which first appeared during the Vietnam War. Perhaps, the museum’s most prized possession is the TBM-3E Avenger, a World War II torpedo bomber — one of just seven aircraft in the country to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Historic World War II Bombers to Visit NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum for 13th Annual AirFest

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and The Collings Foundation have extended AirFest and The Wings of Freedom Tour for 2009. This year, AirFest will take place over Labor Day Weekend, Friday September 4th through Monday September 7th. The Museum will host the event which will include music, food, vendors, exhibits and much more. Stop by NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum to experience this “living history” event. Famous WWII aircraft will be visiting Cape May County and historic Hangar #1 for four days. The tour will feature the P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator The public will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to view, explore and even take a flight in these historic treasures. Separate fees required for fighter and bomber tours and flight experiences. For flight reservations and tour information call 800-568-8924.

NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs, interactive exhibits that allow visitors to discover the science of flight and more. Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for children aged 3 -12, under age 3 are free. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm open Monday through Sunday rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in Historic Hangar No. 1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.

For more information, contact Cindy Craft at (609) 886-8787 by email at cindy-nasw@comcast.net or visit the Hangar’s website www.usnasw.org

Navy T-34 Visits Cape May Airport

Video appears courtesy of the Cape May County Herald.

F/A-18 Hornet to land at Naval Air Station

CDR Samuel J. Paparo will be arriving at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum Wednesday June 3, 2009 to be the guest speaker at the Museum’s FREE Historic Lecture Series.  NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum was recently notified that CDR Paparo will be flying into Cape May Airport in a special 30th Anniversary F/A-18.  The aircraft is painted in the original color scheme as the first F/A-18. Tentative arrival time for the jet is set for 3:00 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.  This is a must see!  Stop by the museum to see the F/A-18, meet CDR Paparo and hear his lecture on Naval Aviation in Today’s Combat Operations.

NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs, interactive exhibits that allow visitors to discover the science of flight and more.  Museum admission is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children aged 3 -12, under age 3 are free. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm open Monday through Sunday rain or shine.  Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in Historic Hangar No. 1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center.  The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.

See a video of the F/A-18 Landing

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NASW Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
(609) 886-8787

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