Aviation Day

(Aviation Day – CANCELLED)

Update 10/4:

Due to the projected weather with Hurricane Matthew, Aviation Day is cancelled.  We were unable to find a new day/time that worked for the majority of event partners, therefore there is not a rescheduled date at this time.  We thank everyone that helped to plan, organize, and spread the word about Aviation Day and look forward to a successful event in 2017!

Wilmington International Airport (ILM) Hosts 3rd Annual Aviation Day!

Family-friendly event features 5k & 1 mile fun run on the runway, plane displays, & free kids’ activities


Saturday Oct 8th 2016

8:30am: 1 mile Fun Runway Run*

9:00am: 5k Runway Run (*Learn more & register: http://jonesracingcompany.com)

9am-2pm: FREE family-friendly event. View planes, helicopters, fire trucks, motorcycles & cars! Special appearances by the EOD Robot & K9 unit. Aquarium touch tanks, face painting, obstacle course, car seat checks, balloon animals, clowns, & food trucks! (Please note, backpacks and coolers are prohibited.)

Thanks to our partners: Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington Fire Department, New Hanover County Fire Rescue, New Hanover County Sherriff’s Department, NHRMC, NC Forestry, RC Club, CFCC, Air Wilmington, American Airlines, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, NC Emergency Management, Jones Racing Company, Air Wilmington, & New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association