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.