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The Danville Regional Airport released details on its ‘Free Fly Day’ and open house
April 15, 2023
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  • On Friday, The Danville Regional Airport released details on its “Free Fly Day” and airport open house that will be held on Saturday, April 29.

    This will be held from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., at the airport.

    According to the City of Danville, ten pilots are expected to complete free airplane rides for children, ages 8 to 17.

    “Registration is closed. Based on attendance activity, flights will be provided for those on the waitlist and walk-ins. However, the airport cannot guarantee that a flight will be completed for those on the waitlist and walk-ins,” the City of Danville said.

    Children should arrive at the event based on their pre-registered time slot. A parent or legal guardian must be in attendance when a child completes an airplane ride to sign a waiver, the City of Danville also said.

    Airplane rides may be impacted by low ceiling conditions or rain. The airport’s webpage will be updated on Friday, April 28, to identify whether airplane rides can be provided, according to the City of Danville.

    The City of Danville said open house activities will be completed regardless of weather conditions and will include tours of the airport’s Operations Tower and the Civil Air Patrol. In addition, those attending can experience the Danville Science Center’s StarLab and enjoy a star-filled night and flight into space aboard the “Orion Spacecraft”. This exhibit will be located near the sliding glass doors of the terminal building.

    According to the City of Danville, there is no charge to attend the open house and free refreshments will be provided to the public. This event could be impacted by weather. No rain date has been set.

    Check the airport’s webpage here for additional updates concerning the “Free Fly Day” and airport open house.