The Big 5

The BIG 5


Julie Wilsey has been the Airport Director of Wilmington International Airport (ILM) since December 2013.  An active member of the community, Julie is on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, Cape Fear Area United Way Board of Directors, and a WILMA mentor.  She spends her leisure time with her husband, Don, hiking, running, scuba diving, and enjoying the natural beauty of North Carolina.



1) What is the first thing you do when you wake up and
the last thing you do before retiring in the evening?

Answer: I start each day with a morning workout.
That way I have completed something on my “To Do”
list. I use the time before bed to read.

2) What is your guilty pleasure?

Answer: Every now and then I will eat a price of taffy,
chocolate, or other candy from the office candy bowl.

3) If you were a superhero, what would your superpower

Answer: Being around aviation, I would definitely want
to be able to fly like Superman.

4) If you could become an animal, which animal would it

Answer: Again with aviation as an influence, I would
choose to be a bird –an eagle or hawk because they
can fly.

5) What do you most enjoy about the Cape Fear region?

Answer: I love to scuba dive. This area has a wealth
of shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and sea life just off the
coast. I try to get in the water as much as the
weather allows.