2015 Event Review

Millville Wheels & Wings Airshow May 9-10, 2015
Location: Milville Airport, Millville, N.J.
Admission: $15 Adults, $10 kids 12-3, under 3 free
Parking: $5.00
Value: Excellent
Rating out of 10: 9
 
Display by the Italians
US Army Golden Knights

Thousands of spectators came to New Jersey's Millville Airport on May 9th and 10th to attend the 2015 Millville Wheels and Wings Airshow – the first air show at this location since 2011. Millville Airport is known as America's first defense airport. Proceeds from the airshow will fund the Millville Army Air Force Museum which tells the story of the pilots who trained on P-47 Thunderbolt airplanes during WWII.

Headlining the show were the USAF F-16 Thunderbirds, a team of six "Fighting Falcon" jets flown by some of America's finest pilots, who performed an amazing display of precision flying. Also featured were the United States Army Golden Knights – an 18-person parachute team; the GEICO Skytypers; Andrew McKenna's P-51D Mustang Aerobatics; and an amazing demonstration by an F/A Super Hornet of VFA 106 from NAS Oceana. Also flying were WWII vintage warbirds – both fighters and bombers, experimental and civilian aircraft. The show also included static airplane displays offering tours and flights to lucky attendees.

Officials estimate that between 15,000 and 18,000 people attended the air show on Saturday and between 8,000 and 10,000 people on Sunday. Over all it was a great success.

The following static displays were presented at the 2015 Millville Air Show:

 

Grumman TBM Avenger, a torpedo bomber

B-25J Panchito which is part of the DAV Airshow Outreach Program which was developed in increase public awareness of disabled veterans and to serve veterans.  The B-25 is a twin-engined medium bomber used by many allied airforces in every theatre of WWII

Cesna 172 Skyhawk, a 4 seat single engine high wing and fixed wing aircraft

J3 Piper Cub, a small, simple, light aircraft built between 1937 and 1947 intended for flight training

PT-17 Stearman, a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft

 

Performers included:

USAF Thunderbirds

US Army Golden Knights

US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo
Geico Skytypers
DAV Flight Team B-25 Mitchell Bomber
Robb Holland
P-51D Mustang
SNJ Flight
Pt-17
L Birds and PT Flight
Jason Flood
Report and photography by Brian R. Veprek for The Aviation Magazine

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Saab Gripen taking off at RIAT
 
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