Cape May Airport, also known as Cape May County Airport, is a public airport located in the Erma, New Jersey section of Lower Township, in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States, about four miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Wildwood. This general aviation airport, located on Breakwater Road, serves Cape May County and is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Hangar #1 contains the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, whose collection focuses on World War II, named after the former Naval Air Station Wildwood.
CAPE MAY COUNTY AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport started in 1941 as NAS Rio Grande, named for its location near Rio Grande, New Jersey. Due to confusion with Rio Grande, Texas, the name was changed to NAS Wildwood in 1943. Following the end of World War II, Naval Air Station Wildwood was deemed excess to U.S. Navy requirements. It was subsequently deeded to the local government for transition to a civilian airport which is still in operation today as Cape May County Airport.
CAPE MAY COUNTY AIRPORT LOCATION
CAPE MAY COUNTY AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 23 ft.
Runway length available: 01/19 4998×150 ft. :: 10/28 4998×150 ft.