The celebration will honor veterans and servicemen and women for Armed Forces Day, and will feature a historic B-25 bomber, vintage airplanes, and search and air rescue vehicles.
The Young Eagles program, led by volunteer pilots, will offer free plane rides for children between the ages of eight-and-17 years old.
If you’re interested in paying for a more unique flying experience, Sundowner Aviation will offer discovery flights, and there will be opportunities to ride in an historic biplane or a helicopter.
The event will highlight the US military with multiple vehicles on display as well as a replica of the Korean War Memorial that will be provided by Freedom’s Never Free, a local organization honoring our veterans. Representatives from the Tuskegee Airmen will also attend the event and discuss their participation in the “Tuskegee Experience”, the Army Air Corps’ World War II program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. Colonel Tom Moe of Fairfield County will give the keynote address. Colonel Moe, who was a Silver Star recipient in the US Air Force, was a Vietnam POW.
The Historical Aircraft Squadron (HAS) will also have its military aircraft and vehicles on display. HAS is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, display and operation of former military aircraft and related equipment. Its hangar/museum is located at the Fairfield County Airport.
Other attractions will include Emergency Service Vehicles, a special breakfast and lunch, food trucks, and classic cars.