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2017 Schedule of Events


May 2          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 10         Runway 5k, 10k and Fun Walk 

Race on the Runway! 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! Race day registration begins at 7am, 5k Race starts at 9am. To register visit

July         Lecture Series


July 10-14      2017 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 17-21    2017 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 in 2012 through 2014! Call the office or go online for details and registration.


September 1 – 4, 2017      21st Annual AIRFEST

Airfest returns to the NASW Aviation for a 20-year celebration. In partnership with the Collings Foundation, AirFest will feature tours of WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-51 Mustang. Historic Hangar #1 will also be open to vendors, exhibitors, food, and much more. For those looking for a flight reservations call the Collings Foundation at:  800-568-8924 or visit


September 23          1940s Swing Dance and Big Band Concert   6:30 – 10:00pm

Swing out with your sweetheart and take a journey back to the 1940s at the NASW Aviation Museum.
All proceeds from the dance go to the restoration and maintenance of historic hangar #1.
Come at 6:30 p.m. for a dance lesson with Dance Instructor Tom Cupp and learn how easy it is to learn how to swing dance.
At 7 p.m. enjoy Walt Wagner & the Serenaders’ 14 piece Big Band, plus a dance floor, raffle and lite fare.
Step out in style because the best dressed man and woman of the 40’s will receive a special prize.
Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended as this has been a sold out event.
For tickets or more information call the office (609-886-8787) or visit

NASW Aviation Museum

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

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