Free Community Aviation Day at Skagit Regional Airport - Sept. 16, 2017

 

The community is invited to explore the world of aviation when the Port of Skagit hosts Community Day at Skagit Regional Airport from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16. Admission is free.

The event will combine education, career counseling and fun activities while showcasing the airport as a valuable community asset. Events will take place at the airport, 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington.

The program involves these activities:

·         Flying and static aircraft displays from Heritage Flight Museum, Corporate Air Center, and our Skagit pilot community. 

·         Sign-ups for Young Eagle Flights for 8-17 year olds

·         Aviation lectures

·         Youth activities

·         Food and drink vendors round out the offerings.

The 2017 Community day is made possible by Skagit Airport Support Association, Heritage Flight Museum, and other airport businesses. 

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.