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Open Cockpit Day

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 09:00am - 03:00pm

Aviation lovers and aspiring pilots of all ages are invited to OpenCockpit Day at Pearson Field on Saturday, May 27, sponsored by Blairco Heating, Inc. View historic planes up close, climb into the cockpit of vintage aircraft, and take a turn "flying" in the flight simulator lab at the Education Center.

Pearson Field pilots will roll out their airplanes and invite guests to sit in the cockpit to get a pilot's-eye view of the controls. Additional activities include the popular vertical wind table, glider-building station and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All activities are free.

The Young Eagles Program of EAA Chapter 105 will sponsor free airplane rides for youth, ages eight (8) through seventeen (17), with written permission from parents or guardians. Rides will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, weather permitting. Come early to claim your child's spot!

Representatives from Aviation Explorer Post 1905 and the Civil Air Patrol will be on hand to talk to young people about becoming involved in youth aviation programs.

"This is a fun way for the community to support their local airport at Pearson Field," said Garrett Schmidt, director of the Pearson Field Education Center. "Come spend the day meeting real pilots and experiencing their airplanes up close."

Pearson Field Education Center is located on the airport at 201A East Reserve Street in Vancouver. Parking for Open Cockpit Daywill be in the field northeast of the airport along E 5th Street between S and U Streets. The Civil Air Patrol will be on hand to direct parking.

Thanks to our 2017 Open Cockpit Day Sponsor, Blairco Heating & Air Conditioning!logo final new

Contact 
Deborah.bessette@fortvan.org
 
Location 
Pearson Field Education Center
201A East Reserve Street Vancouver WA, 98661