Fairbanks Aviation Day
The event will start early, with a pancake feed at 7 a.m. organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association. The pancake breakfast and lunch are a fundraiser for aviation scholarships and safety programs; a total of $3,642 was raised last year. The Funbanks Airport Air Traffic Control activity sign-ups and exhibits will also begin at 7 a.m.
At 9 a.m. the Young Explorer Flights will begin where youth between the ages of 8 and 17 can experience a free flight in a small aircraft, organized by Warbelow's Air, Wright Air Service and Everts Air. A record breaking 227 youth had the chance to experience flight first hand at the 2018 event.
Bouncers provided by Romper Room of Fairbanks will be set up near the hangar as well as balloon twisting, demonstrations and airport tours. It is recommended to sign up for flights and tours as soon as you arrive as they are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Outside there will be a number of aircraft on display and inside, event goers can partake in a flight simulator activity, where participants can take off, fly around and return for landing. An array of fire trucks "apparatus" will be on display by the Airport Fire Department and can be examined. To learn more about the activities at Fairbanks Aviation Day click here.