Discovery flights, performances from local students, sports clinics, and Willie the Wildcat will all be part of K-State Salina’s Open House, Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Salina Airport (SLN) in Kansas.
Willie the Wildcat will explore everything at Open House, so fans can expect to see him just about anywhere that day. He might be at one of the scheduled events listed below, or he might be checking out one of the 50 booths and games.
America Jet will offer discovery flights every half-hour between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for $15 per person. Flights will be available on a first come-first served basis.
Local groups will show off their skills throughout the day. Lakewood Middle School’s Stang Gang will perform at 10:30 a.m. The Bennington High School Jazz Band will perform at 11 a.m. K-State Salina’s Spirit Cats will perform at noon. Miller’s Shotokan Karate will perform at 1 p.m.
K-State Salina’s club basketball team will offer a free clinic for 10-to-18-year-olds, 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Life Center. The clinic will cover fundamentals of the game, shooting form, and dribbling skills. The team is also sponsoring a Hot Shot tournament for 10-to-18-year-olds, 1-3 p.m. in the Student Life Center.
The Spirit Cats dance team will teach 5-to-11-year-olds a routine during a free clinic, 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Life Center.
Throughout the day, the club baseball team will have throwing, fielding, base running and hitting stations on the softball field for 6-to-17-year-olds. Participants can also can also “guess your speed” and check the accuracy of their guesses with a radar gun.
The Wildcat Breakfast Fly-In from 8 to 11 a.m. is a chance to meet K-State pilots and mechanics of the past, present and future while enjoying pancakes and sausage.
For more information: Salina.K-state.edu