Open House, University Airport Davis (KEDU)

Submitted by thail on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 19:47.
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04/25/2009 - 10:00
04/25/2009 - 14:00

The Friends of University Airport, a local organization devoted to the preservation and enhancement of University Airport, is hosting its 7th Annual Open house on Saturday, April 25th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Numerous aircraft will be on display and will range from classic aircraft of the 1930's, modern homebuilt aircraft, and military trainers to current civilian models. The event is unique in that visitors will be able to inspect the aircraft "Up close" without the typical barriers used at many such events. Additionally, local pilots will be available to answer any questions the curious might have. Also on display will be 15 vintage Rolls Royce automobiles, as well as a variety of hot-rods and other enthusiast cars. Food will be available for purchase and convenient parking is available at the airport.

A representative from the Cal Aggie Flying Farmers will be there for those who might be interested in learning to fly. The club was formed in 1947 (the year the airport opened) and is open to the public. The club operates 10 aircraft for instruction and rental.

Davis is the only University of California campus with its own airport. Established in 1947 by C. Harold Hopkins, the airport and surrounding agricultural land was purchased by the University from Mr. Hopkins in 1950.