River Festival’s NEW Salute to Aviation to be held June 1

May 14, 2014 10:53am

Wichita Festivals, in partnership with the City of Wichita and the Aircraft Industry Community Panel (AICP), consisting of Airbus, Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Aircraft Company and Spirit AeroSystems, will create a day of activities to celebrate the companies and workers who have helped make Wichita the Air Capital of the World.

For 2014, Salute to Aviation will replace the “Wichita Flight Festival” as the special event which brings together all the great companies and people that work in the industry day to day, and those who have a love and appreciation for the beautiful flying machines and aviation history of Wichita.

The day will include events for people of all ages and interests. Come see and hear:
• Hot air balloons
• Flyovers of aircraft with local ties
• Static airplane displays
• Informational displays from aircraft manufacturers, suppliers and related organizations
• Battle of the corporate bands

Come take part in:
• Paper airplane contests
• Wing eating contest
• Rosie the Riveter look –a-like contest
• Children’s art and STEM make-and-take projects

The festivities end with a huge concert on the Kennedy Plaza stage featuring Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!

Click here to see the Salute to Aviation schedule of events.