Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Unique South Jersey Family Fun Venue May Be Gone Soon (Opinion): Flying W Airport (N14), Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey

By Dennis Malloy
Published: August 20, 2021

Our family recently had a great day in the hot sun at a public pool called the Landing Strip Beach Club. It's part of the Flying W Airport & Resort, a great little place for family fun and a truly unique space out in a rural part of Burlington County.

As we were leaving a couple drove past and asked if they're still planning to tear the place down to make room for affordable housing. I wasn't aware, so I looked it up.

Sure enough, the Pine Barrens Tribune says the place's days are numbered. It may not be around for another season thanks to the heavy hand of state government in New Jersey.

As you may or may not know, every town in New Jersey has been court ordered to have a certain amount of "affordable housing" within their borders. You can read more details here. Towns can negotiate the number and even buy "credits" to reduce the number, but the state will still get their way no matter the impact on property owners, businesses, or the community at large.

It's like the mafia coming in and forcing their will on you and making you an offer you can't refuse. It's social engineering at its worst. Many people write to us every month complaining about the impact on their towns. It doesn't usually get the attention of most folks until it directly affects and impacts them.

In this case they chose this property as being "in need of redevelopment" because it way off the beaten path and out of the way. Most of the people in town won't see the 380-unit development but they'll feel its impact on traffic, schools, and general crowding of this quiet town. That doesn't matter.

The mafiosi in Trenton don't care. They force their will through the left-leaning courts and their decisions and just order towns to shut up and obey. Most people are busy and don't pay attention to what's going on in their towns and towns around them. Once they do it's too late and the town you moved into isn't what you bargained for when you got there.

Thanks State of New Jersey!


  1. The Cliff Notes takeaway that even the Dembiciles at the New York Slimes and Washington Compost can agree with: get rid of a tax paying institution, and install a government taxpayer subsidized institution.

  2. I thought the Flying W was privately owned.

    1. They are privately owned; unless they sold to the state of New Jersey.

  3. Read Atlas Shrugged...its happening now. Goodbye good ole American Freedom and ways...

  4. It is a shame. As I young unwilling child I was forced to live in New Jersey. On occasion my father would take the oldest four of us to Flying W Ranch (one up front with him and the other 3 in the jump seat of a C-150) to give my mother some respite.
    There was no pool then but there was a pretty nice playground and not a fence or gate to be found. Nobody ever ran out on the runway but you could get up close and personal with the airplanes on the ramp.

    One memorable event was when Bob Cummings flew his spanking new Twin Bonanza into Flying W. Half the people clamored over him but it was the T-Bone that dazzled my brother and I.

    There are definitely differences between states. When my family finally returned to Florida my siblings and I were far ahead of the other students (my sister graduated salutatorian).
    And while any state is quite capable having a screwed up government, Florida (as exampled by our current covid mismanagement) it also is suffering the same problem that New Jersey and the rest of the world are. There are just too many people for the available resources and an unwillingness to act as the interdependent society that we are.