This year’s event, sponsored by Paine Field Airport and the Washington Pilots Association, coincides with the first Fly Day of 2010 for the Flying Heritage Collection and is connected to other daily events including the Taste of Mukilteo.
General Aviation Day begins at 8 a.m. with the Firefighters’ Fly Day 5K Run, which starts at the Future of Flight, followed by a Paine Field Firefighters pancake breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is a donation to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The ramp also opens at 9 a.m., with free Young Eagles introductory flights for kids ages 8 to 17 (seats may be limited), aircraft displays and local vendors. New planes mixed with vintage aircraft and warbirds will be on display thanks to local owners and the participation of the Museum of Flight Restoration Center, the Flying Heritage Collection, Historic Flight Foundation and Cascade Warbirds. Among these will be WWII aircraft and many pre-war military and civilian aircraft.
Aircraft from both the Flying Heritage Collection and Historic Flight Foundation will fly at noon. At 2 p.m., the Historic Flight Foundation will open its doors to the public at its Restoration Center located on the southwest corner of Paine Field.
Local nonprofits such as the Civil Air Patrol, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FAA Aviation and Space Education, the Ninety-Nines, Kiwanis, Museum of Flight, Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Boeing Bluebills, Christmas House, The Short Snorter Project, Medical Reserve Corps, U.S. Power Squadron and Everett Community College Aviation Maintenance School will be on hand with information about their work in the community.
For more information on events, go to www.wpaflys.org