Admission is free. Events and activities will include Discovery Flights, Young Eagles flights, aircraft displays, flight simulators, educational seminars, children’s activities, and more. Hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream handmade on site, and other refreshments will be available free of charge.
Last year’s event was a huge success with 700 in attendance. Sixteen pilots gave 94 Young Eagle flights and 53 discovery flights, Continental officials report.
Aircraft on display will include Warbirds, production civilian aircraft, and amateur-built kit airplanes. Participants can also “fly” the Cessna 172 full motion simulator.
“The event will allow young people to be exposed to potential careers in aviation. In addition to flights, instructors will provide career seminars on how to become an airplane mechanic and pilot,” stated Bill Ross, director product support and Continental Motors Services. “The Mobile and Baldwin county areas are quickly becoming a thriving area for which aviation careers can be fostered. We want to raise awareness on how easy it is to become a pilot, how aircraft ownership is well within reach and how anyone can learn to fly,” continued Ross.