Blaine Aviation Days! May 21 & 22, 2011

BLAINE, MINN. – Kids, parents and aviation enthusiasts young and old are encouraged to attend “Blaine Aviation Days” at Anoka County-Blaine Airport, May 21 and 22, 2011. This is a great opportunity for members of Scouts, 4-H, the YMCA and other youth groups to explore aviation as a career or hobby. It is also an opportunity for adults to find out more about flight training and aircraft ownership, and experience flight in a variety of aircraft.

This event will feature many aspects of aviation, including factory-built, experimental, homebuilt, corporate, military, World War II, and antique aircraft. There will be numerous displays, vendors and exhibitors. Interesting and informative pilot safety seminars will take place each day and are open to the general public. (You do not have to be a pilot to attend.) There will be a pancake breakfast hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 237 from 7:00 to 11:00 am and the local squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will host a lunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. There will be special activities for youth.

Airplane rides are available in conventional aircraft, a helicopter, vintage biplane, and a World War B-25 Mitchell Bomber.

The Golden Wings Aviation Museum, located at the airport, will be open as well, featuring 20 vintage and historic aircraft.

A hangar dance will be held at Golden Wings Museum on Saturday, May 21 from at 8:00 pm to midnight featuring the “Dave Andrew’s Big Band.” There is a charge for the hangar dance, but Blaine Aviation Days is free of charge. Parking donations are welcome to help cover event expenses.

Anoka County-Blaine Airport is located just off State Highway 10-610 between 35W and Highway 65. Exit on 85th and Airport Road (Exit 30) and follow the event signs to parking.

For more information regarding this event, visit www.BlaineAviationDays.org

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