BURLINGTON, Wash. — Young people will have a chance to explore the world of aviation and earn a free airplane ride when the Port of Skagit hosts Community Day at Skagit Regional Airport (BVS) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 20.
Co-sponsored by the Heritage Flight Museum and the Skagit Airport Support Association, the event will combine education, career counseling and fun activities while showcasing the airport as a valuable community asset. Events will take place at the museum, located at 15053 Crosswind Drive, Burlington.
- Fly-bys featuring aircraft from the museum and Corporate Air Center will begin at 11:15 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
- A variety of aircraft will be on static display, with volunteers standing by to tell about them and answer questions.
- Airplanes 101 – Students from the Mount Vernon High School aviation program will be on hand to explain the science of flight.
- Flying Gizmo Show – Operated by Seattle’s Museum of Flight, this assembly-style program is designed to help younger participants discover the science and history of flight through the use of flying toys and models. The museum’s Wind Table also will be on hand.
- Youth ages 8 through 17 will be eligible to schedule a free airplane ride, provided by members of Bay View Chapter 818 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, through the EAA’s Young Eagles program. A parent’s signature is required on a release form.
- Skagit Swings jazz band will perform.
- Food and drink vendors round out the offerings.
Community Day is one of several events taking place this year to highlight the Port of Skagit’s 50th anniversary. Skagit County citizens voted to form the port in 1964.
For more information: PortofSkagit.com