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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Spread Your WINGS: A FAAST WINGS Seminar by Jim McCord and Art Hayssen
Paper Airplane Contest #1
Racing Reno: By CJ Stephens and Will Whiteside, Veteran Reno Air Race Pilots
Rejuvenating Aviation: By RAVI the Raviator
Paper Airplane Contest #2
Alternative Aviation Fuels: By Jon Ziulkowski of Swift Fuels
Raffle and Door Prize drawings
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!