Once again the Palo Alto Airport Association will host Airport Day at the Palo Alto Airport, located adjacent the Baylands Park at the end of Embarcadero Road. This open house offers the community a chance to see the inner workings of their airport and better understand and appreciate its value. The best part is that it’s all free!
The event will be held September 29th, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Tours and exhibits focus on making this a fun, interesting and educational outing for the whole family. Food vendors will be serving a range of foods and drinks to satiate the hunger pangs of visitors (although no alcohol is allowed - after all this is a working airport!). Vendors will offer a range of exhibits and aircraft-oriented items for sale. There will be fun diversions for the kids as well.
The EAA Young Eagles Program
EAA offers FREE flights for kids 8-17 years of age throughout the day. Bring your kids and their schoolmates and friends. Here is a chance for them to enjoy an inspirational experience they will not soon forget. To find the location, just look for the kids with the huge smiles on their faces!
This is a terrific program. Find out more here
City of Palo Alto
Aircraft, fire fighting and police equipment from our local law enforcement, rescue and disaster readiness agencies will be on hand. As they display their unique aircraft and equipment, members of these organizations will be available to explain their service and mission and also describe ways that you can be part of the community disaster preparedness team.
Tour the FAA Tower
Barring any last minute security concerns the FAA Control Tower will show firsthand how Air Traffic Controllers keep our skies safe and orderly. Tours will run all day long, but will be closely controlled because of security regulations and the fact that the airport is open for business and controllers are on the job. Adults must bring a photo ID to the sign-up area and accompany their children. No backpacks, purses, cell phones or other portable electronic devices nor food and drink are allowed in the PAO Tower. Transportation to the tower from the sign up location will be provided.
Scenes from Airport Day 2013