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2015 Schedule of Events

May 5th          Feasting on History

Hangar #1 is the host of Historic Cold Spring Village’s Annual Restaurant Gala. Enjoy signature entrees from South Jersey’s most popular restaurants! Visit for more info.


June 6th       Runway 5k, Fun Walk & Bike

Cape May County’s most unique event for 2015!

With the cooperation of the Delaware River & Bay Authority (operators of the Cape May Airport), the airport will temporarily close to air traffic to allow runners and walkers this unique opportunity to compete on the runway! NEW for 2015: the option to preview the course on bike. Race day registration begins at 7am, 5k Race starts at 9am. Click here for more information and to register.


Historic Lecture Series, Thursdays at 7:00 pm:
Lectures are free, donations are appreciated and light refreshments are provided.


 June 9th          Steve Yeager: The Toy Soldier

Lecture attendees are invited to screen Mr. Yeager’s short film, “The Toy Soldier” which was shown to much acclaim at the 2014 Cape May County Film Festival. Filmed in part at NASW, “The Toy Soldier” is based on a true story about Mr. Yeager’s uncle who died while serving in Germany on May 21, 1945 – two weeks after the end of WWII.

  June 16th        Corry Prestidge

A career carrier Naval aviator, Commander Corry Juedeman Prestidge, USN (Ret), will be speaking to NASW guests about her experiences in Naval Aviation including flight training, missions flown in the E-2C Hawkeye, and lessons learned as a woman in a traditionally male dominated environment.

June 23rd       Dr. Antezana (Rosie the Riveter)

A tenured professor at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, Darlene Spitzer-Antezana, PhD, will be speaking to NASW guests about women’s roles in WWII – specifically, the economic, social and gender related aspects of Rosie the Riveter. The discussion will include government public relations efforts in the campaigning of the aircraft industry.

 June 30th        UAS Mini-Conference

Educational conference with various expert speakers that will discuss the latest technological accomplishments in unmanned aircraft systems (commonly called drones) and how it may benefit the public and change the future of aviation.



July 13-17      2015 Aviation Career Education Academy “A.C.E. Academy”

Week-long day camp for students ages 12-17 teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills while exploring careers in the aviation industry! Sold out in 2010 through 2014. Click here for more information and registration.


July 20-24   2015 Explorers Academy

Week-long half-day camp for students ages 8-11 teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills while exploring careers in the aviation industry! Sold out 2012 thru 2014! Click here for more information and registration.


Sept. 4-7    19th Annual AirFest

In partnership with the Collings Foundation, AirFest will feature the WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-51Mustang, vendors, exhibitors, music, food, and much more. For flight reservations call the Collings Foundation at: 800-568-8924 or visit


Sept. 26        1940s Big Band Dance & Concert – 7pm to 10pm

Join us for a night of music, dancing, food and fun at Hangar #1! Enjoy Swing/Ballroom/Samba dancing and lessons from professional dance instructor, Tom Cupp. Dancers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. 1940s dress is encouraged! Prizes donated by local businesses will be given for best dressed. Enjoy Walt Wagner & the Serenaders 14 piece Big Band, raffle and lite fare! Read more about the event by clicking here. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Visit our online gift shop to purchase tickets through our secure website. To purchase tickets over the phone or for more information, please call the office (609-886-8787).

NASW Aviation Museum

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

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