Aviation Education Outreach hosts Fly-In on Military Appreciation Day May 16!

 

AEO_EMAIL-GraphicAUBURN, AL – Aviation Education Outreach (AEO) is hosting a Fly-In event on May 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the South side of the Auburn University Regional Airport. The Fly-In will feature several vintage and war bird planes on display as well as other military vehicles. The event supports and promotes one of AEO’s key goals of outreach.

Tickets are $5 in advance and at the gate. Children under the age of 6 get in free.  Active duty military and veterans with a valid ID are also given free admission in honor of Military Appreciation Day. Tickets are available for sale from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Opelika Chamber of Commerce and Auburn-Opelika Airport. All proceeds from the event benefits Aviation Education Outreach and its various programs.

AEO’s mission is to provide educational and development programs in support of expanding aviation experiences and opportunities for our community and surrounding areas. Aviation Education Outreach is a program within the Community Foundation of East Alabama, a 501(c)(3) organization led by an advisory committee of community volunteers. The program is funded by donations from private and corporate donors as well grants made possible through the generous support of the Cities of Auburn and Opelika, along with the Lee County Commission. AEO is working to build an endowment that will ensure long-term goals are successful. AEO aims to expose audiences to the wonders of aviation and open young minds to the possibility of a wide range of future aviation-related career opportunities through history, math and science. This event helps to further AEO’s mission.

Parking will be available at the event via shuttle. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.  For more details and updates, contact: Johnny Lawrence, Chair, (334) 750-5091, ([email protected])