Aviation Fascination Takes Flight

Aviation Fascination displays flight’s history, technology, careers

The proud history, modern advancements and educational opportunities in aviation will be on display on Friday, Nov. 18, at the East Valley’s annual Aviation Fascination event.

Hosted by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Heliponents, inc., the event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heliponents, Inc., 4930 E. Falcon Dr., located at Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport. The event is free to attend.

“Aviation Fascination is a popular event because people love to see these amazing aircraft,” said Otto Shill, Chamber Board Member and Falcon Field-based pilot. “Heliponents is a unique venue that allows people to leisurely stroll among the planes, enjoy good food tastings, learn about aviation, and share in the excitement of winning great prizes.”

Flight enthusiasts of all ages can get close-up views of the Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopter as well as other vintage aircraft. In the past, Boeing has also showcased the next generation of aviation with an unmanned UAV. This year, Aviation Fascination will feature over 25 aircraft!

MD Helicopters will be showcasing one of their iconic, made in America Helicopters and the Mesa Police Department will be exhibiting their own helicopter, also by MD Helicopters. Displays by East Valley aviation education and flight training programs will offer information on the paths to a variety of aviation careers.

Food will be offered by local restaurants. This year’s vendors include Mountain Mikes Pizza, Renegade Coffee, By the Bucket, Livin Life Wellness, Rudys BBQ. Live music will also be provided by Guitarras Latinas.

The Boeing Company is sponsoring Aviation Fascination along with other community sponsors: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, MD Helicopters, Mesa-Falcon Field Airport, California Aeronautical University, Aerospace Services, Lumen, Sunstate Equipment Co., Heliponents Inc., Hawkeye Engraving, Sunstate Equipment, and Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery.

There are also a variety of organizations that will be representing themselves at the event either through raffle prizes or as exhibitors. Over 30 local businesses will be present at this year’s event!

For more information, visit aviationfascination.com or the Mesa Chamber Events Page.


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