Community Aviation Day - July 13, 2019

The community is invited to explore the world of aviation on Saturday, July 13 from 10am to 4pm at the

Heritage Flight Museum's July Fly Day AND Port of Skagit's Community Aviation Day! 

Admission is FREE at this family-friendly event!

 

The Port of Skagit is excited to partner the Heritage Flight Museum on this event, which will offer educational and fun activities for the whole family, as well as a very special presentation of "The Sandy FAC Rescue of Boxer 22."

 

Events & Activities will take place at Heritage Flight Museum:  15053 Crosswind Drive in Burlington.

  • Flying and static aircraft displays
  • Youth activities
  • Virtual Reality "Flights" with Occulus VR goggles
  • Sign-ups for Young Eagle Flights for 8-17 year olds
  • Food and drink vendors 

 

Special thanks to Skagit Airport Support Association, Corporate Air Center, Vertex Aviation, Dyberg Aviation, Cascade Aviation, Glacier Aviation and all the community groups & businesses for their support of this fun and special day!

Fast Facts about Skagit

  • The airport was built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration and expanded to its current configuration by the U.S. military during world War II.
  • The Port of Skagit assumed full ownership of the airport in 1975.
  • The main runway, which was rebuilt to FAA standards in 2011-2012, is capable of handling all sizes of aircraft up to large business jets.
  • Currently the airport is home to more than 150 aircraft, from small single-engine recreational aircraft up to corporate jets.
  • Skagit Regional Airport generates $85 million per year in economic and fiscal impacts for the Skagit Valley, according the Aviation Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
  • More than half a million air cargo packages pass through the airport annually.