Page Field slates Aviation Day

Aviation Day 2011 will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Florida’s Page Field (FMY) and the Lee County Port Authority is looking for exhibitors who would like to display and/or sell aviation-related memorabilia or show their aircraft at the event. Exhibit space is free.

Aviation Day is a free, annual community event that promotes education and awareness of the aviation industry in Southwest Florida. This year, the main attraction will be a P-51D Mustang, which began its service at Page Field Army Base in 1945. In addition, visitors can also view a four-engine, completely restored DC-7B that was delivered to Eastern Airlines in 1958 and was one of the last commercial piston-engine planes built before the advent of the jet age.

Other attractions will include experimental, antique and general aviation aircraft exhibits, airplane and helicopter rides, children’s activities including a giant slide and bounce houses, WGCU “Untold Stories” about aviation history in Southwest Florida, character appearances, clowns, face painting, demonstrations by airport police and fire departments, refreshments and more. Aviation Day 2010 attracted more than 6,000 visitors, organizers note.

For more information: 239-590-4504 or

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