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Airport Day Soon To Be An Annual Mansfield Event

22 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

 Summer revelers can close out the 2022 season with a new annual event, Mansfield Lahm Airport Day, which kicks off Saturday August 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Designed to introduce the community to the many significant updates and improvements at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, the event highlights the Airport as an important business driver in the community, but also its role in bringing in leisure travelers to experience the community’s many offerings. Events specially designed to ignite an interest in the world of aviation will excite the airport’s youngest visitors on Airport Day. 

The Young Eagles program takes junior aviators, age 8-17, on their first free ride in a small airplane. Local volunteer pilots from the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) donate their time and their personal aircraft to offer these flights. The volunteer pilots demonstrate how airplanes work, share and explain aeronautical charts and how they’re used to map flight and give guests a tour of airplane interior and instrument panel, describing the function of each feature. Then, it’s time to fly as kids experience their 15-20 minutes in the air, following the basic steps in the flight pattern. (No aerobatic maneuvers being performed.)

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