ILM To Hold 2nd Annual Aviation Day & 5K Event on October 10th

The Wilmington International Airport would like to invite the public to attend an Aviation Day at the airport on October 10, 2015 from 9am – 3pm. The free-to-the-public event will be held in conjunction with Jones Racing Company’s 5K on the Runway and will be located near the International Customs Terminal on ILM’s Campus. Aviation Day events are set to include the following:

• Static Aircraft Display (including warbirds)
• The Wilmington Model Flying Club
• The Sun Coast Cruisers Car Club
• Kids Area with Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Clown and Balloons
• Food Trucks with Local, Mobile Cuisine
• High Tide Helicopter Rides
• Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Cobra Rides (Min. Ride Donation $150)
• Fire Truck Displays

Aviation Day Map found HERE.

In addition to these events, Jones Racing Company will hold a 5K on the newly-rehabilitated runway along with a 1 mile fun run. The 2nd annual event allows participants to run/walk on the ILM Airport runway where over ¾ million passengers per year take off and land. The run is scheduled as follows:

7:30am: Race Day Registration Opens/Packet Pick Up
8:30am: Registration Closes
8:30am: Fun Run Starts
9:00am: 5K Starts
10:00am: Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)

Additional information and registration information can be found here! 

Please note: There will be no aerobatic flying at this event. All airplanes on display will be grounded and static to the event area. Coolers and backpacks are strictly prohibited.