Millville Executive Airport
Millville Executive Airport
Millville Army Airfield
2006 USGS airphoto
|Owner||DRBA - City of Millville|
|Serves||Millville, New Jersey|
|Elevation AMSL||85 ft / 26 m|
Millville Executive Airport (IATA: MIV, ICAO: KMIV, FAA LID: MIV) is four miles southwest of Millville, in Cumberland County, New Jersey. It is owned by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) and the City of Millville.
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.
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.
Big Sky Aviation is the current FBO on the field serving general aviation traffic, with full service 100LL Avgas and Jet A fuel.
Services include aircraft maintenance, fixed wing flight instruction and scenic flights.
Free trade zone
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.
In popular culture
The airport is a setting in the television show The Blacklist, season 1, episode 21, "Berlin (No. 8)".
- FAA Airport Master Record for MIV ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
- Harbach, Louise. "SEAPLANE MEMORABILIA LANDS AT MILLVILLE AIR MUSEUM", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, 2001. Accessed August 14, 2008.
- "AirNav: Big Sky Aviation at Millville Municipal Airport". www.AirNav.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- "Millville Army Air Field Museum". New Jersey Department of State. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
- "13 artifacts you might not expect at the Millville Army Air Field Museum". NJ.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- Millville Airport, official site
- Big Sky Aviation, the airport's fixed-base operator (FBO)
- Millville Army Air Field Museum
- FAA Terminal Procedures for MIV, effective January 2, 2020
- Resources for this airport: