Collings Foundation Returns; Victory Belles Headline 2018 AirFest

Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is excited to announce the return of its annual fundraiser AirFest over Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3. As always, the Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom” tour will be in attendance throughout the weekend with iconic World War II aircraft, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang available for tours and rides! AirFest 2018 also boasts a host of other family fun activities throughout the entire weekend. Live musical entertainment will be provided each day starting Friday with Jack Melton & the Swing Time Band, and weekend headliners, Animal House Band Saturday, Lima Bean Riot and The Victory Belles on Sunday. A special guest speaker, Mr. David Wisnia, Auschwitz Survivor and WWII vet, will talk about his experience in the concentration camps as well as his time in the service and life after on Saturday morning.

In addition to all the live and exciting entertainment, the hangar will be lined with vendors offering a variety of goods and information. All of the museum’s regular exhibits will also be available for viewing during the festival. Food and beverages will also be offered for purchase including a beer and wine garden for those 21 and older with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the gate. Members of NASW Aviation Museum receive free entry as per their membership level. This weekend long festival is sure to be fun for the entire family. Join the museum staff in giving the past a future!

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey.  The site 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. Open daily 9am-5pm. For more information visit or call (609) 886-8787.