9/10/2012 9:03:00 AM Fly away at Sedona Airport Day
Come experience the magic that happens at Camp Soaring Eagle, at the Airport Day Kids Zone. Camp Soaring Eagle has teamed up with the Sedona Airport to bring games, crafts and laughter to area kids and families. All of the games, arts and crafts and entertainment are free for the entire family. Test your football skills at the “Touchdown Toss”, try to send to the eagle to its nest at the Soaring Eagle game, show off your “Minute to Win It” skills and enjoy entertainment from Harry and Gladis, aka Tom and Shondra.
Sedona's "Airport in the Sky" will host a family fun day Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is free.
A host of really cool aircraft - from old military, antiques and restored to new, modern, state of the art aircraft with full glass cockpits will be on display. Visitors, especially children, will be able to walk and talk with pilots and learn about the modern world of aviation. Students from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott will be on hand to talk about aviation education and careers.
Representatives of Cessna Aircraft Company will be on hand to demonstrate a brand new hi-tech aircraft and talk about their planes including a new sport plane designed for "flying."
The Sedona Modelers, a group of avid aviation enthusiasts who fly model aircraft on weekends from their mini-airfield outside of Sedona will be sharing their love of flying their planes.
Some of their radio-controlled aircraft have wingspans in excess of six feet. Solar viewing telescopes will also be set up to safely view solar activity adjacent to the modelers.
Also on hand are emergency helicopter personnel who will explain their operational systems and procedures. Sedona Airport's fire department will also be present with their modern equipment, motivated and skilled fire fighters.
Special discounted rides over the red rocks of Sedona in an airplane or helicopter are being hosted by Sedona Airport's air tour companies. There is no fee for parking or entrance.
The entire event is funded by a grant from the Sedona Oak Creek Airport Authority, which manages the airport and funds supplied by Philips 66, the fuel supplier for the airport.
Also, enjoy the Sedona Car Club's annual classic car show with over one hundred really cool, really neat cars from around the state all competing for prizes and awards and your vote for "best." Sedona's Mayor Adams will be choosing and awarding a trophy for the best "Chevrolet" in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Chevorlet.
This year the event has joined forces with Camp Soaring Eagle who will host a "kid activity world" right in the middle of cars and airplanes. Crafts kids love, fun games where everyone is a winner as well as a stage with singing, shows and a magician.
Hosts and emcees will be the zany perpetual tourists Harry and Gladis, (aka Tom & Shondra), who will also be entertaining kids of all ages in two mini shows filled with audience participation. Stilt walkers, face painters, and balloon animal makers will add to the festive spirit.
A special feature of this year's event is an art display by SAGA (Sedona Area Guild of Artists), who, in support of Airport day will hold a show of work by its members including SAGA Master Signature Artists, sculptor, Clyde Ross Morgan (see his Sculpture of Joe Beeler in uptown Sedona).
SAGA founders included in the show will be Barbara Ragalyi, Mary Dove, Daniel Hochstein, Jack Durrwachter, and Jerry Buley. The show will be inside the Sedona Airport Terminal Building on Saturday Sept. 15. There is no fee for this show.
Cadets from the local chapter of Civil Air Patrol will host the American flag raising at 10 a.m. while Tom Jepperson sings the national anthem. A fly-by of a jet owned by Greg Galpin, of Galpin Ford in Prescott are planned at the same time.
Tasty festival food like kettle corn, Zaney's yogurt, hot dogs and burgers, barbecue sandwiches, and snow cones will satisfy all who love community gatherings.
The event gates open at 9 a.m. The national anthem is at 10 a.m.
The 2012 Sedona Winefest will be the following weekend, Sept 22-23 at Sedona Airport vista parking lot, not the same weekend of this airport family event. Learn more about the Winefest at www.sedonawinefest.com.
The website for Sedona Airport's Family Fun Day on Sept. 15 is: sedonaairport.org/events.