NW Art and Air Festival

2018 NW Art and Air Festival Information

SAVE the DATE:  August 25th and 26th at the Albany Municipal Airport

Our 2017 Event was a HUGE SUCCESS!  The volunteer pilots provided 225 children and young adults rides through EAA Young Eagles!  We would like to thank the pilots, volunteers, Young Marines, vendors, and City of Albany!  Looking forward to 2018 event!

 

NW Art and Air Festival is a Citywide event where Art vendors come together with Hot Air Balloonist and Aviators!  While most of the events happen at Timber Linn Park which is located across the fence from the Albany Municipal Airport, tremendous amount of activities happen at the Airport as well.

In 2016, we had great feedbacks from event-goers, vendors, and pilots and plan to make 2017 event even better!  As this is specific to the Albany Municipal Airport, our goal is to provide Aviation FUN for children, young adults, and parents.

With that being said, before anything, we would like to acknowledge the following groups and persons for their tireless effort in helping organize and run this event.

Special Recognition and Thanks

Every single year, NW Art and Air Festival activities at the Albany Municipal Airport would not be as successful without the help and assistance from:

  • City of Albany Transportation Department
  • City of Albany Parks and Recreation Department
  • Oregon Pilots Association (OPA) Albany Chapter Volunteers
  • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Albany-Lebanon Chapter 1524 Volunteers
  • Volunteer pilots from surrounding areas including Mulino, Independence, Creswell, Eugene, Salem, and Chehalis
  • Linn Benton Young Marines for security and guard duties throughout the event
  • Participating Vendors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our sponsor:  Sky Harbor Aviation at Eugene Airport for being a major sponsor of Young Eagles.

Planned Airport Events and Vendors

Aviation Events
  • EAA Young Eagles Flights in cooperation with EAA Chapter 1524 (Linn County Cloud Busters)
  • REACH Medical Transport Helicopter display
  • OR Army National Guard Blackhawk Helicopter display (PLANNED)
  • Airplane Rides from Infinite Air Center for $39 per person
  • RV Aircraft Flyover on Saturday courtesy of Creswell and Eugen EAA Chapter pilots
Food Vendors
  • Tacos el Machin
  • Wanderlust Gourmet Shave Ice
Other Vendors
  • Plane Jane Takes the Runway:  Aviation theme handmade gifts
  • Loving Tree Henna:  Henna Tattoo with Aviation Theme
Activities
  • Albany Scale Modelers will have a booth set up showcasing their talents and will have models for sale.  Attendees will also be able to build model with their guidance!
  • RC Tank Battles!  Watch these tanks battle each other through simulated battlefield.
  • Army Tank and Military Truck display

Activity Schedule

Saturday, August 25th 2018

9:30AM to 12:00PM:  Young Eagles Registration until full
9:55AM:  Vans RV flyover to start off Young Eagles Flights
10:30AM to 3:00PM:  Young Eagles Flights
10:00AM to 4:00PM:  Vendors and Exhibitors Open

Sunday, August 26th 2018

9:30AM to 12:00PM:  Young Eagles Registration until full
10:30AM to 3:00PM:  Young Eagles Flights
10:00AM to 3:00PM:  Vendors and Exhibitors Open

Young Eagles Flights Information

National EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and its local Chapters sponsor Young Eagles flights to give airplane rides to children and young adults ages 8-17.  These rides are free of charge with time and expenses donated by volunteer pilots willing to share the joy of flight with children and young adults.  The goal is to expose flying to as many future leaders of the world to enhance their experience and have them take up aviation as a career or recreation.

So far to date, EAA members have given more than 2 Million rides with 2 Millionth ride happening July of 2016 during EAA’s Airventure fly-in held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

To participate in Young Eagles flights during the NW Art and Air Festival, please note that registration is first come first served and the number of Young Eagles flown are usually capped at 100 per day.  However, at the discretion of Albany-Lebanon EAA Chapter, the number might increase to 125 per day depending on weather, traffic, and fatigue.

While registration starts at 9:30AM both days, it is highly recommended that you come earlier to secure a spot for a ride.  We typically see lines forming as early as 7:30AM so if you come late, the flights might have reached our capacity limit for the day.

To speed up the registration process, please download the required Young Eagles registration form, fill out completely, sign the back of the form and bring it with you.

Please NOTE that filling out the form does not mean you are registered.  You must go through the registration process on the day of the flight.  This form does not guarantee a flight.

Once a Young Flight has been completed, the participant will be provided with a picture with their volunteer pilot, logbook, and a Young Eagles Certificate.  Also included in the logbook is a CODE to redeem an online course courtesy of Sportys.  This online course provides basic information on fundamentals of flying, airspace, and other FAA regulations.

Young Eagles Registration Form
Young Eagles Pilot Guidelines
Young Eagles Logbook Sample
Young Eagles Certificate Sample