Aviation Day set for April 14

June 20th, 2015 12:07 pm

First Posted: 4/11/2012

The 7th annual Aviation Exploration Day will be held at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport April 14 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event is aimed at anyone interested in aviation. The event is hosted by The Marywood Aviators from Marywood University in Scranton. Last year, they raised more than $1,000 for Angel Flight of America. Angel Flight is a non-profit organization lead by volunteer pilots who donate time and airplanes to help transport sick patients who cannot afford immediate transportation, to specialized hospitals for immediate care.

Admission is free. Airplane rides, which last about 20 minutes, will cost $20 per person. A limited number of tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Customers can purchase ticket when the doors open at 11 a.m.

Vendors include: Angel Flight, Army, Navy, Civil Air Patrol, State Police, Save A Life, 99s Club, Tech Aviation Flight School and The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Also a large number of events will be featured, including: Static Display Aircraft, 16 basket and gift card raffles, live music and children's activities. All proceeds will be donated to Angel Flight. The event is also sponsored by Tech Aviation Flight School, Saker Aviation Services, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and the Marywood Aviators.