2012 Aviation Day at Sonoma Jet Center

SONOMA JET CENTER AVIATION DAY
Santa Rosa, CA- For immediate release.

Sonoma Jet Center will host its 3rd annual Aviation Day on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 10am – 2pm at the Sonoma Jet Center facility at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA. The Aviation Day is a free and interactive event with activities for all ages and levels of aviation interest and involvement.

“We welcome everyone to join us on Aviation Day to learn about aviation, flying aircraft, and the airport. Whether you are a experienced pilot or someone who has always dreamed of soaring through the clouds, we think you will have a great time,” says Josh Hochberg of Sonoma Jet Center.

Highlights of Aviation Day include:

FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR KIDS

The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is hosting a Young Eagles event to give interested young people, ages 8-17, an opportunity to go flying in an airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. Rides start at 8:30AM and reservations are essential and can be made by emailing: SherYoungEagles@aol.com.

Rejuvenating Aviation

Don’t miss RAVI the Raviator’s inspiring lecture about learning to fly. Ravi, an accomplished musician and former guitarist for Hanson, uses his passion and energy to inspire people of all ages. www.TheRaviator.com

HELICOPTER AND AIRPLANE RIDES

Helicopter rides will be available for purchase from Sonoma Helicopter and introductory airplane flying lessons will be available from North Coast Air’s flight school. Or, take a special ride in a vintage aircraft with Old School Aviation.

ALTERNATIVE AVIATION FUELS

Learn about the newest innovations in alternative aviation fuels by leading fuels company, Swift Fuels.

RACING RENO

Local air race pilot veterans talk about the excitement and challenges of racing aircraft at the annual Reno Air Races.

FAA Air Traffic Control tower tours

AIRCRAFT & COCKPIT climb-a-boards and CLASSIC CAR displays

RAFFLES, CONTESTS, & KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

HOT DOG LUNCH, $5 to support the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Participating organizations

FAA Air Traffic Control Aviation Explorer Post 707 Angel Flight West
Pacific Coast Air Museum Sonoma Helicopters North Coast Air
Old School Aviation Sonoma Jet Aircraft Sales Horizon Airlines
Santa Rosa 99’s FAA FAAST WINGS team
Wine County Flyers – Radio Control Model Aircraft Club
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Experimental Aircraft Association

For further details regarding the Aviation Day 2012, visit www.sonomajetcenter.com. Some events will be held weather permitting.

Sonoma Jet Center is a first-class aviation service company at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, California. We feature an elegant executive terminal, Avfuel aviation fuels, a well-respected maintenance department, and aircraft hangar space. Sonoma Jet Center is located at 6000 Flightline Drive in Santa Rosa, California. 707.523.2800 www.sonomajetcenter.com