WinnAero, the non-profit educational group based at Laconia Airport, is pleased to announce that its Wings, Water and Wheels event is scheduled for May 21 at the airport. This is a family-friendly event that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, where kids (of all ages) can get up close and personal with a variety of planes, big trucks, construction, police cars, fire trucks, snowplows, ambulances, boats. and other vehicles.
WinnAero is a non-profit youth STEM education organization that addresses science, technology, engineering, and math subjects from an aviation and aerospace perspective. The group also sponsors summer ACE academies for students as well as professional development workshops for teachers throughout the year.
Admission to the May 21 event is just a suggested donation of $5 per person with a maximum donation of $20 per family. This is WinnAero’s main fundraiser for the year. The event is supported by the Laconia Airport Authority, the local chapter of the EAA and assisted by volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol and Technology Education Classes from Gilford High School.
Along with planes and other vehicles to check out, local pilots from Chapter 1516 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the world’s largest recreational pilot association, will be on hand to provide free orientation flights for youngsters. . To be eligible for Young Eagle free flights, participants must be between the ages of 8 and 17. Parents or guardians of participants must sign the EAA registration and release forms available at the event. EAA pilots volunteer their time and personal aircraft to make dreams of flight a reality for young people. For more information on the EAA’s Young Eagles program, visit youngeagles.org.
For the less adventurous, a flight simulator will be available to all participants to try their hand at flying without leaving the ground! Parents are asked to bring the kids and their cameras to capture great moments.
For more information about WinnAero, visit winnaero.org.