Thursday, May 13, 2010

General Aviation Day May 15

The Washington Pilot’s Association and Paine Field will host the 15th annual General Aviation Day with the Taste of Mukilteo on Saturday, May 15th. The event is for everyone, with lots of fun, food and activities for all ages. Admission is free.

The morning kicks off with a Firefighters’ Fly Day 5k Run at 8:00 a.m., and the Paine Field Firefighters follow up with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am. The cost is a donation to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ramp will open at 9:00 a.m., with free Young Eagles introductory flights for kids ages 8 – 17, aircraft displays and local vendors.


Come see the latest in general aviation aircraft as well as many of the airplanes owned and operated by local private pilots. Vintage aircraft and warbirds will be on display thanks to the participation of the Museum of Flight Restoration Center, the Flying Heritage Collection, Historic Flight Foundation and Cascade Warbirds. Among these will be WWII aircraft and many pre-war military and civilian aircraft. Along with these fascinating and historic aircraft, the Tyee Triumph Club will display some of their classic sports cars, and some of Paine Field’s fire engines will also be on hand for kids to get an up-close look. The Blackjack Squadron will participate with exciting formation flyovers.

Local non-profit organizations will have a place at General Aviation Day such as Civil Air Patrol, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FAA Aviation and Space Education, the Ninety-Nines, Kiwanis, Museum of Flight, Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Museum of Flight Restoration Center, Boeing Bluebills, Christmas House, The Short Snorter Project, Medical Reserve Corps, US Power Squadron, Everett Community College Aviation Maintenance School, and more. They will all be on hand with information booths, sharing information about their work in the community.

The Airport’s flight schools will also be on hand – Northway Aviation, and Regal Air.

The Taste of Mukilteo, as well as Kiwanis BBQ will open at 11:30 a.m., with great tastes, available from familiar venues in and around Mukilteo. All proceeds from the Taste of Mukilteo will go to the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

The event will conclude at 3:30 p.m., with a Parade of Warbirds across the field to the Historic Flight Foundation Restoration Center, at which time, the public is invited to make their way to the airport west side for the organization’s Open House.


Take a flight, meet the pilots, see one-of-a kind aircraft, talk with the flight schools, enjoy some great food, and watch the thrilling flying demonstrations – all this and more!

The first of 10 Flying Heritage Collection Fly Days begins on May 15, with the P-47 and Fieseler Storch scheduled to fly at noon. The Fly Day events are free, there is a $12 admission charge to visit the Flying Heritage Collection hangar at Paine Field, 3407 109th Street SW, Everett, WA.

http://www.flyingheritage.com/



The Flying Heritage Collection has two German WWII anti-aircraft guns on display.






And a Russian T-34.

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