Skypark hosts Family Fun Day
AN AVIATOR TIGHTENS the guy-wires on his biplane at last year’s Family Fun Day at the Skypark Airport.
It’s fun. It’s family oriented. And it’s free.
Skypark Airport pilots, volunteers and staff offer their annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 13. It’s a chance to get up close to antique, vintage and experimental aircraft as well as shiny hot rods and rare automobiles from days gone by.
The event brings hundreds of children and parents and those interested in good old-fashioned amusement and a chance to view venerable airplanes and autos.
Also, there will be musical entertainment, hayrides, a barbeque, silent auction, raffle, face painting and booths set up by the Civil Air Patrol and the Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club.
In addition, candidates for the upcoming Sonoma City Council and county Supervisors election will be available to answer questions and hear comments from the public.
This year’s event organizer is veteran airplane owner and pilot Jeanette Woods one of the core volunteers who regularly provides free monthly flights for young adults in the Young Eagles Program.
Family Fun Day acquaints the community with the many services offered by the airport’s volunteer pilots while benefiting two nonprofit groups in the area – the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance and Skypark’s Air Explorer Post #1268 for young people interested in aviation. Last year, between 400 and 500 people enjoyed the festivities that raised $2,400 for the two nonprofits, according to Ron Price, airport manager.
The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Skypark Airport is located at 21870 Eighth St. E.
For more information, or to donate items for the raffle or silent auction, call 996-2100.