FamilyVenture 2010 at Stevens Point Airshow

Learn To Fly at the Stevens Point Airshow!

By WANDA ZUEGE of Am I High Aviation, LLC

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, May 27,2010. KidVenture/FamilyVenture, a flight education program sponsored by Am I high Aviation, LLC, is scheduled in conjunction with the Stevens Point Airshow. This free event will feature 20 minute stations with flight educators discussing aviation subjects that parallel actual pilot training. People of all ages are invited. Attend all 8 stations and receive a Certificate of Completion along with a $240 gift certificate to go towards any scheduled Am I High Aviation, LLC Private Pilot Weekend Ground School. See website for more details or call 715-252-3326.

Stevens Point Airshow, Fly-In set for June 6

By SCOTT STEUCK of The Gazette

Between 6,000 and 7,000 people are expected to walk, bike, drive or fly to the Stevens Point Airshow and Fly-In Sunday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport in Stevens Point.

The event will an airshow featuring aerobatic demonstrations, breakfast and lunch provided by Michele’s Restaurant and Portesi Pizza, a large variety of planes and other aircraft for people to see and displays from several different groups.

The airshow, which will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., will feature aerobatic demonstrations from three professional airshow pilots who will put on five flying demonstrations in a variety of aircraft, with parachute jumpers opening and closing the airshow.

When the airshow is not taking place, plenty of food will be available, he said. Michele’s Restaurant and Portesi Pizza are combining efforts to provide a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Noel Group Hangar at the airport.

The breakfast menu will consist of scrambled eggs, Polish sausages, muffins, and coffee and juice, while the lunch menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages. Proceeds from food sales will go to the hockey program at Pacelli High School in Stevens Point. In addition, Boy Scout Troop 298, Stevens Point, will have a food stand featuring deep-fried cheese curds at the event and SPPA will have a root beer float stand featuring Point Brewery Root Beer.

The main attraction will be a B-25 Mitchell Bomber the Commemorative Air Force from Minneapolis, Minn., will bring to the event. This twin-engine bomber became famous during World War II as the only bomber that could take off and land on aircraft carriers, most famously during Jimmy Doolittle’s April 18, 1942, Raid on Tokyo. People who wish to fly in the B-25 will have an opportunity to do so Saturday, June 5, at noon when rides, available for $400 per seat, will be given.

Other aircraft at the Airshow and Fly-In will include the T-6 Thunder, a group of four World War II trainer aircraft; a T-28, which is larger than the T-6 and was used as a secondary trainer during World War II; a BT13; a BT-13, an open cockpit primary trainer used during World War II; and the Spirit of Marshfield, the Ministry Health Care helicopter.

Reabe’s Flying Service in Plainfield will also have its familiar yellow aerial applicator, the AgTractor 502, at the event. ReMax will also have one of its hot air balloons on display.

In addition to the aircraft, a number of groups will have displays at the event, including the Civil Air Patrol, Young Eagles and Am I High Aviation. Local firefighter units will also display fire engines and the city of Stevens Point will open its new hangar for people to see.

For a fee people will be able to take airplane rides and helicopter rides.

Although some of the activities and food at the event will have fees associated with them, the event itself is free to attend.

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