A big Thank You to Vero Beach Municipal Airport
for allowing us to publish their article as it appeared in the "Vero
Beach Flyer", Spring 2004 issue.
Aviation Day 2004
Saturday, March 6th, local Chapter 99 of the Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) hosted their second annual
Aviation Day event at the Vero Beach Airport. Approximately
2,500 people attended the event this year, and enjoyed
a wide variety of aircraft static displays, model airplanes,
aviation artwort, exhibits, and a day of good family
a very special attraction at this year´s event, arrangements
were made with the Collings Foundation of Stow, Massachusetts,
to bring their 2004 wings of Freedom Tour to the airport
on the same weekend. The Collings Foundation displayed
fully restored B-24 and B-25 World War II bombers, and
made them available to the general public for inspection
and a limited number of 30 minute flights around the
Vero Beach area.
According to airport and EAA officials, Aviation
Day 2004 was a great success. This type of open-house
event encourages local residents to visit their local
airport, develop a greater appreciation for a very substantial
community asset, and become more aware of the wide range
of aviation and non-aviation businesses that are located
at the airport. It also provides an opportunity for
the public to learn more about the Experimental Aircraft
Association and the variety of programs that they have
to offer to the community. Based upon the excellent
response from the public at this year´s event, the EAA
is already making plans for Aviation Day 2005!
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