Air Fair


EUGENE AIRPORT OFFERS UNIQUE LOOK INTO LOCAL AVIATION AT AIR FAIR, 5K ON THE RUNWAY EVENT

Fun for the whole family!

Eugene Airport, in partnership with The Active 20-30 Club of Eugene, presents the 5th Annual Air Fair and 5K on the Runway on Saturday, August 27, 2016. 

A highlight of the event is the 5K Water Run on the Runway which will take place on the airport’s east runway, providing runners a smooth, flat surface ideal for achieving personal best running times.

Schedule of activities

  • 11:00 am Venue Opens! Come See the Static Aircraft Displays
  • 11:00 am — 3:30 pm Beer Garden & Food Trucks
  • 11:00 Young Eagle's Flights Begin, ending at 3:30 pm
  • 11:30 am — 3:30 pm Live Music by Coupe de Ville
  • 12:00 — 2:00 pm KDUK-FM Live Remote
  • 1:45 pm Kid's Fun Run!
  • 2:00 pm 5K Water Run/Walk on the Runway!
  • 3:15 pm Awards Ceremony
  • 3:30 pm Airline Ticket Give-Away! Must be present to win

Free exploratory flights for children ages 8-17

Does your child have an interest in aviation? This is the perfect opportunity for them to see what flying is all about! All children ages 8-17 are eligible to participate in an actual flight in a small aircraft, hosted by the Eugene Airport chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

During a Young Eagles Flight, the pilot will brief the child about the flight, go through a pre-flight exterior and interior inspection, buckle their seat belt, and take your child on a 15-20 minute flight around the area. Upon the child’s return from the flight they will have time to ask the pilot questions and will receive an official Young Eagles log book. For more information please visit http://www.youngeagles.org/programs/youngeagles/info.asp This is an experience your child will remember for a lifetime!

Registration is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited so make sure you arrive early! A parent or guardian will need to be present to fill out proper paper work. Flights will be offered between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Aircraft on display

There will be colorful and exciting small planes on display at the Eugene Airport East General Aviation Ramp. If you are a pilot and would like to display your aircraft, contact Casey Boatman, airport services manager at 541-682-8484. The public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite aircraft and the aircraft owner who receives the most votes will win a $25 gift card for Willamette Grill.

More children’s activities

Bring your child to the Air Fair. There will be a fun zone especially for them which includes face painting, chalk art, basketball, a prize fish pond, paper airplane contest and more!

Other activities

  • Live Music
  • Beer Garden
  • Not for Profit Vendors
  • Airline Ticket Give-Away at 3:30 pm. Must be present to win!

Parking

To access the event, convenient parking will be available onsite in the Eugene Airport overflow parking lot on Northrup Drive. Participants will be shuttled free of charge by Omnishuttle from the overflow lot to the east aviation ramp. There will be no access through the airport's main terminal or short-term/ long-term parking lots.

Logo Eugene Airport 5K on the Runway