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Alaska Aviation Museum Annual Salmon Bake and Fly-bys coming on July 20th

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The Alaska Aviation Museum will celebrate 101 years of aviation in Alaska at its annual Salmon Bake and Fly-Bys the afternoon of Sunday July 20th.

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This is the summer’s largest statewide aviation event that offers hours of low level fly bys of historic Alaskan aircraft buzzing the shores of Lake Hood. The Annual Alaska Aviation Museum Salmon Bake and Fly By is a museum fundraiser held from 3 p.m.to 6 p.m.

This year’s event will honor WWII aviation veterans from the Honor Flight as museum guests with proclamations from Alaska’s Congressional Delegation.

The museum’s 1931 Fairchild Pilgrim, the only one in the world still flying, will be participating in the fly bys with a variety of other vintage planes. For the more adventuresome airplane rides in WWII trainers North American AT-6s, the Vultee BT-13 or the Fairchild Pilgrim will be available for a flight of a lifetime!

A family fun packed afternoon is planned with several flyovers from a variety of military, commercial and general aviation aircraft, book signings by local authors, live music by the Carhartt Brothers Band and great food cooked up by Smokehouse BBQ.

The event offers a no host beer and wine garden will be available. There are four hangars of the museum’s collection of vintage aircraft to view and the use of a flight simulator is included with admission.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: 10th & M Seafoods, Ravn Alaska, Northern Skies Federal Credit Union, Alaska Chip Company and the Odom Corporation.

The Aviation Heritage Museum is a non profit 510 (c) 3 organization. The proceeds from this event will help the museum continue its mission of the preservation of Alaska aviation history.

Admission is $35 for adults and $15 for children age 5-12 and includes touring the museum, soft drink and meal. Advance tickets are only $30 and may be purchased in advance by calling (907)-248-5325, advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Military guests receive a 20% discount and family prices are available.

For more information contact the Museum: Alaska Aviation Museum 4721 Aircraft Drive Anchorage, AK 99502

Tel: 907-248-5325 Fax: 907-248-6391

Rob Stapleton can be reached at: robstapleton(at)alaska(dot)net

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