Carson City Airport 2600 College Parkway Carson City, NV
Carson City Airport Announces Open House Event-Capital Wings 2012 Community Event is FREE to the Public, and includes flybys, plane/helicopter demonstrations and much more. The Carson City Airport announces the schedule of its Annual Open House-Capital Wings. The event is being held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. The Open House takes place at the Carson City Airport, 2600 College Parkway. Over 4,000 visitors attended in 2011, and this year’s event, which is free to the public, is expected to be even more exciting and popular. Activities include flybys, plane and helicopter demonstrations, plane and hot air balloon rides, food and beverages in a day filled with family activities. Proceeds raised through raffle and t-shirt sales will be donated to local area non-profit organizations. The event kicks off at 8:00 A.M. with a pancake breakfast provided by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Flybys begin at 9:30 A.M. and include sky divers and an exhilarating field of planes: P51 Mustang, Army Lakota, War Birds, T6 Texan, AH-1 Cobra Helicopter, T33 Shooting Star, F86 Sabre Jet, OV-10 Bronco, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and much more. Planes/helicopters will also be landing at the airport for public viewing. The full host of events includes hot air balloon and plane rides, a bouncy house, face painting, paper airplane contests, various craft and food and drink vendors, as well as performances from local dance, tumbling and martial arts studios. Visitors can also shoot a machine gun (simulated) and operate radio controlled plane models. The purpose of the Carson City Airport Open House is to raise community awareness of the importance of General aviation airports for the Carson City and Nevada economy. The economic impact of the airport to the local community is estimated at over $30 million annually. For more information on The Carson City Airport Open House, visit www.FlyCarson City.com or call (775) 841-2255.