F/A-18 Hornet to land at Naval Air Station
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
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.