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Falcon Field Airport open house offers free family fun in Mesa

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Get a close look at unique aircraft, classic cars, model railroads and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 25, when the city of Mesa's Falcon Field Airport hosts its annual open house. (City of Mesa)

Get a close look at unique aircraft, classic cars, model railroads and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 25, when the city of Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport hosts its annual open house.

Get a close look at unique aircraft, classic cars, model railroads and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 25, when the city of Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport hosts its annual open house. (City of Mesa)

The event will be at Falcon Field Park, 4636 E. Fighter Aces Drive (north of McKellips Road between Greenfield and Higley roads). Free general and disabled parking is available at the airport entrance on the north side of McKellips Road east of Greenfield Road. Additional free parking with shuttles to the event site also will be available on the west side of Higley Road north of McKellips Road.

Event admission is free. Canned food donations will be accepted for the United Food Bank.

“The Falcon Field Airport open house offers fun for all ages,” said Dee Anne Thomas, marketing and communications for Falcon Field Airport and the city of Mesa. “In addition to being a great opportunity to get out and enjoy our spring weather, this event is a chance to learn about a unique piece of Mesa history that has become an economic hub for the city. Event admission and parking are free. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the United Food Bank.”

Attractions

– See unique aircraft up close, including The Boeing Company‘s AH-64E Apache attack helicopter; two unmanned aerial vehicles – the S-100 Camcopter and ScanEagle; and a ground control station; vintage warbirds; a 1967 AH-1F Cobra helicopter; experimental aircraft; general aviation aircraft, and more.

– Experience the pilot’s seat in flight simulators.

– Explore flight training and aviation careers with representatives of area education programs, businesses and aviation organizations.

– Learn about Falcon Field’s origin as a World War II pilot training base and view historic military aircraft and exhibits at the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona Museum (CAF). The museum will have expanded hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25. The Southwest Military Transport Show also will be at the CAF from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25. Highlights include military vehicle and static aircraft displays, collectibles, vehicle parts, plastic model contest, and swap meet. Discounted admission of $5/person or $10/family on March 25 cover both the museum and Southwest Military Transport Show.

For event and parking information, visit: www.falconfieldairport.com.

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