Millville Executive Airport

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Millville Executive Airport (IATA: MIV, ICAO: KMIV, FAA LID: MIV) is in Millville, in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The airport, 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of the Millville city center, is owned by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) and the City of Millville.[1]

Millville Executive Airport

Millville Army Airfield
Millville Municipal Airport - New Jersey.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
Airport typePublic
OwnerDRBA - City of Millville
ServesMillville, New Jersey
Elevation AMSL85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates39°22′04″N 75°04′20″W / 39.36778°N 75.07222°W / 39.36778; -75.07222Coordinates: 39°22′04″N 75°04′20″W / 39.36778°N 75.07222°W / 39.36778; -75.07222
KMIV is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 6,002 1,829 Asphalt
14/32 5,057 1,541 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations60,000
Based aircraft73

It was dubbed "America's First Defense Airport" because of the nearly 1,500 pilots who trained in gunnery practice at the airport with the Republic P-47 "Thunderbolt" plane during World War II.[2]


The airport is used for general aviation and is home to Dallas Airmotive, Cooper 1 Ambulance operated by Cooper University Hospital, Atlantic Air Ambulance, and PHI Helicopters.


The airport covers 916 acres (371 ha) at an elevation of 85 feet (26 m). It has two runways: 10/28 is 6,002 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) asphalt and 14/32 is 5,057 by 150 feet (1,541 x 46 m) concrete.[1]

In 2010 the airport had 60,000 aircraft operations, average 164 per day: 95% general aviation and 5% military. 73 aircraft were then based at the airport: 78% single-engine, 12% multi-engine, 8% jet and 1% helicopter.[1]

Big Sky Aviation is the current FBO on the field serving general aviation traffic, with full service 100LL Avgas and Jet A fuel.[3]

Services include aircraft maintenance, fixed wing flight instruction and scenic flights.

Free trade zoneEdit

Millville Airport is part of United States Free Trade Zone #142, which includes the Port of Salem and licensed to the South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC).[4]


The Millville airport was dedicated on August 2, 1941, by local, state, and federal officials. The first contingent of Air Corps personnel arrived on 17 December 1942. In less than a year construction of base facilities began, and in January 1943, the Millville Army Air Field opened as a United States Army Air Forces gunnery school for fighter pilots. It was assigned to First Air Force.

Gunnery training began with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, but after a few weeks the P-40s were gone, and the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt ruled the skies over Cumberland County. During its three-year existence, thousands of soldiers and civilians served here, with about 1,500 pilots receiving advanced fighter training in the Thunderbolt. The 361st Fighter Group trained at Millville during July and August 1943 prior to their deployment to Ninth Air Force in England. In 1944 the 135th Army Air Forces Base Unit (Flying) took control of the airfield.

On 30 October 1945 Millville AAF was inactivated and on 31 December the airfield was declared excess to the governments needs, and returned to the City of Millville through the War Assets Administration (WAA). Most of the airport buildings were converted to apartments for the many veterans returning from the war. The last of the apartments vanished in the early 1970s, and the airport became a hub of industry and aviation for Southern New Jersey.

The original base headquarters and Link Trainer buildings today house the Millville Army Air Field Museum.[5][6]

In popular cultureEdit

The airport is a setting in the television show The Blacklist, season 1, episode 21, "Berlin (No. 8)".

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for MIV PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ Harbach, Louise. "SEAPLANE MEMORABILIA LANDS AT MILLVILLE AIR MUSEUM", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, 2001. Accessed August 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "AirNav: Big Sky Aviation at Millville Municipal Airport". Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Millville Army Air Field Museum". New Jersey Department of State. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "13 artifacts you might not expect at the Millville Army Air Field Museum". Retrieved November 8, 2017.


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