Thursday, April 30, 2015

Naval Air Station Wildwood Welcomes its Biggest Fan to the Aviation Museum: Cape May County Airport (KWWD), New Jersey

CAPE MAY AIRPORT - The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum was happy to welcome the arrival of their biggest fan last week. Literally.

Big Ass Fans, a company in Lexington, Kentucky, design, engineer and manufacture overhead and directional fans that range in size from 18 inches to 24 feet in diameter. After receiving a request from the aviation museum the company generously donated a 6.5 foot “Black Jack” fan.

In business since 1999 as HVLS Fan Company, customers would constantly refer to the industrial models as big-ass fans, so the company adopted the name of the mascot Fanny the donkey.

Unlike typical fans, Big Ass Fans couple energy-efficient motors with patented airfoil designs, inspired by airplane wings, to move large volumes of air quietly and efficiently. Their fans move air throughout the entire space, from ceiling to floor and wall to wall, including up and over aircraft. This airflow pattern ensures air reaches all corners of the building, maintaining consistent conditions throughout and eliminating condensation issues that may affect our guests’ comfort, floor traction or aircraft integrity.

According to the company, they maintain a commitment to excellence in community involvement as they do in everyday business practices.

“We believe we can make the greatest impact in our communities by supporting non-profit organizations and decided our largest impact would come via donation of our biggest assets – our fans and the engineering brainpower that created them,” according to a Big Ass Fans statement.

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in Historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945. 

For more information visit the Hangar’s website

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