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Air Show at Apple Valley Airport Offers Fun for the Whole Family

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Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt – photo: Dan Wilson

(Best Syndication News) APPLE VALLEY – The Apple Valley Air Show flies into town on Saturday, October 3, featuring aerobatics, radio-controlled aircraft demonstrations, displays of antique, experimental and military aircraft – and more.

“Our airports are a vital part of our county,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt. “The air show provides an opportunity to have a great day out while learning more about aviation, including jobs in aviation-related businesses.”

The theme for this year’s show is “A Salute to Aviation.” About 10,000 people are expected to attend the annual air show, the airport’s biggest event. The air show runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is only $2 cash. Children 3 and under are free.

The air show offers something for everyone. Flying enthusiasts, inquisitive children and anyone who appreciates the beauty of flight will enjoy seeing and learning about different kinds of aircraft.

Pilots from the Planes of Fame Air Museum are among those who will demonstrate their flying skills when they take six World War II-era aircraft to the skies. Various aerial shows are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Other participants include the Stearman Flight Center.

Supervisor Mitzelfelt sees aviation as a key industry for the High Desert and will use the event to showcase economic development and career opportunities. “Trained workers are in demand in the aviation industry and representatives from the School of Aviation Technology at Southern California Logistics Airport will be at the show to answer questions about how to get that training,” said Mitzelfelt, who helped establish the school. “I also consider Apple Valley Airport and the surrounding area to be an ideal location for industrial development. The combination of the airport, available land, and the Town of Apple Valley’s plan to support development in North Apple Valley creates the potential to generate thousands of jobs in the region.”

The event is part of the airport’s public outreach efforts to nearby residents, said Mike N. Williams, Director of Airports for the County. “We want to give people an opportunity to visit the airport, see what services are available and find ways they can benefit from the airport being in their community,” he said.

Community groups and volunteer organizations are a big part of the air show. Attendees can browse booths offering information, souvenirs, food and beverages. People attending the air show will also be able to interact with pilots and other experts.

The airport is located at 21600 Corwin Avenue Road in Apple Valley. For more information, please call (760) 247-2371. Visit www.sbcountywings.com for more information about Apple Valley and other county airports. No animals except service animals will be allowed at the event.

By: David Zook

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