EASTON — Easton Airport on Saturday, Sept. 21, will host its 11th annual Airport Day, offering the whole family an up-close opportunity to visit the local airport and see what flying is all about.
The excitement will start Friday when aircraft begin to arrive for the Saturday event, and flights will continue until Sunday evening.
The opening ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Saturday and launch a whole new venue beginning with a presentation by the VFW honor guard.
This year, the event is focusing on inspiring young people to explore aviation career options. Visit the tent and learn about the airport’s newly launched Aviation Career Education program. Professional pilots, aviation colleges and military recruiters will be onsite.
Activities will continue with some rare warbirds flying patterns, two warbird formation flyovers, the “World-Famous Rubber Chicken Drop” contest, plane rides and introductory lessons.
Displays of unique aircraft and classic cars will be available, and Massey Air Museum will offer F-104 fighter jet ride photos where you, your kids or grandkids get to sit in an F-104 fighter jet and have a photo taken.
Local vendors will display their goods and promote their companies or organizations.
There is no general admission fee, and parking is free for the entire day. Arrive early to allow for parking. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Easton Ruritan Club, Sugar Buns and the Trappe Volunteer Fire Company.
Easton Airport Day is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Proceeds from the sponsors support the cost of the event, with remaining monies being donated to good works in the community.