Aviation Day 2012

Experience the fun of aviation! Airplane and helicopter rides, seminars, kids activities, aircraft and classic car displays, and more!

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Sonoma Jet Center will host its 3rd annual Aviation Day on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 10am – 2pm at the Sonoma Jet Center facility at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA. The Aviation Day is a free and interactive event with activities for all ages and levels of aviation interest and involvement.

Highlights of Aviation Day include:

FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR KIDS

The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is hosting a Young Eagles event to give interested young people, ages 8-17, an opportunity to go flying in an airplane.  These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.  Rides start at 8:30AM and reservations are essential and can be made by emailing: SherYoungEagles@aol.com or by clicking the link on the right.  

"REJUVENATING AVIATION"

Don’t miss RAVI the Raviator’s inspiring lecture about learning to fly. Ravi, an accomplished musician and former guitarist for Hanson, uses his passion and energy to inspire people of all ages.  www.TheRaviator.com

HELICOPTER AND AIRPLANE RIDES

Helicopter rides by Sonoma Helicopter. $45.  Reservations available by calling (707) 363-3649. www.sonomahelicopter.com

Introductory airplane flying lessons by North Coast Air’s flight school.  $92.  Reservations available by calling (707) 542-8687 or info@northcoastair.com  www.northcoastair.com

Stearman ($150 for 25 mins) or T6 ($250 for 25 mins) rides by Old School Aviation.  Reservations available by calling (707) 523-2800.

ALTERNATIVE AVIATION FUELS

Learn about the newest innovations in alternative aviation fuels from by Jon Ziulkowlski, COO of leading fuels company Swift Fuels.

RACING RENO

Local air race pilot veterans talk about the excitement and challenges of racing aircraft at the annual Reno Air Races.

FAA Air Traffic Control Tower tours

AIRCRAFT, COCKPIT climb-a-boards and CLASSIC CAR displays

RAFFLES, CONTESTS, & KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

HOT DOG LUNCH & ICE CREAM to support the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Participating organizations:  Angel Flight West, Aviation Explorer Post 707, Experimental Aircraft Association, Young Eagles, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Sonoma Helicopters, North Coast Air, Old School Aviation, Wine County Flyers – Radio Control Model Aircraft Club, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Horizon Airlines, Santa Rosa 99's, Sonoma Jet Aircraft Sales, the local FAA FAAST WINGS team, and FAA Air Traffic Control.

Stage Schedule:

Time

Event

10am

Spread Your WINGS:  A FAAST WINGS Seminar by Jim McCord and Art Hayssen

10:55am

Paper Airplane Contest #1

11am

Racing Reno: By CJ Stephens and Will Whiteside, Veteran Reno Air Race Pilots

12pm

Rejuvenating Aviation:  By RAVI the Raviator

12:55pm

Paper Airplane Contest #2

1pm

Alternative Aviation Fuels:  By Jon Ziulkowski of Swift Fuels

2pm

Raffle and Door Prize drawings

GET EXCITED!!

Great video on You Tube recently produced by local pilots that's sure to get you excited to come out to the airport and fly an airplane!

 

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