The Carson City Airport Open House is right around the corner and is going to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The Open House takes place at the Carson City Airport, 2600 College Parkway.
In 2015, the event drew a record breaking crowd of more than 6,000 visitors. This year’s event, which is free to the public, is expected to be even more exciting and popular. Activities include interactive displays, flybys, plane and helicopter demonstrations, drone demonstrations, food and beverages, bounce house and many more family activities.
Throughout the open house event, visitors can see historic aircraft, interactive displays and activities geared to educate and energize people, young and old. On hand will be the Cactus Air Force, Nevada Aviation Museum, Nevada Pathways to Aviation, ReMax hot air balloon (tethered rides available), the Beech Boys Formation Flyers, Charter College Youth Aviation Science Fun Zone, and the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center Drone Zone.
The open house event kicks off at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast for purchase provided by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). The EAA-Young Eagles program will be taking sign-ups for future plane rides for children for free. Flybys begin at 9:30 a.m. and include an exhilarating field of planes: P51 Mustang, Tootsie, A26 and B25 Bombers, T6 Texan, T33 Shooting Star, F86 Sabre Jet, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and many more vintage aircraft and war birds. Planes/helicopters will be landing throughout the day for public viewing.
The full host of events includes the Sheriff’s Aero Squadron, VFW and the Vietnam Veterans, the Carson City Visitors Bureau, a bouncy house, face painting, paper airplane contests, various aircraft, food and drink vendors, as well as performances from local dance, tumbling and martial arts studios. Visitors can also shoot a machine gun (simulated).“The Carson City Airport is pleased and excited to announce this year’s programming for our 2016 Open House,” said Tim Rowe, Carson City Airport’s General Manager. “We will have many outstanding interactive educational opportunities for visitors such as the Charter College Youth Aviation Science Fun Zone, the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center Drone Zone, Nevada Pathways to Aviation and the Young Eagles to name a few. Our community is surrounded by numerous aviation and aerospace focused organizations, companies and manufacturers that are genuinely interested in educating our youth in the fields of aviation and aerospace.”
Carson City Airport and its partners are proud to offer such an outstanding, free event to our community. You won’t want to miss it,“ said Tim Rowe, Carson City Airport’s General Manager.
The purpose of the Carson City Airport Open House is to raise community awareness of the importance of aviation and aerospace for Carson City and Nevada’s economy. The economic impact of the airport to the local community is estimated at more than $30 million annually. Additionally, the event will focus on educating and encouraging young people to consider careers in the areas of robotics, aviation and aerospace.
For more information on The Carson City Airport Open House, visit: FlyCarsonCity.com or call 775-841-2255.