What would your kids enjoy during the airshow? We want to inspire kids about aviation, introduce them to our local airport, and show them a good time. Here are a few not-to-miss things at the show:
1. AIRSHOW: Watch and be inspired by the pilots in the sky. They perform unbelievable airplane tricks that you would not think are possible above the ground.
2. PERFORMER AUTOGRAPHS: After each performance, the pilots will be ‘hanging around’ the flight line to meet your kids, sign autographs, take photos and inspire them!
3. FOOD: Ice cream and food always work wonders for kids – but be sure to stop by Dolci Limoni for fresh squeezed lemonade. The owner is just 14 years old! Check out the full menu of choices here.
4.TOUCH A TRUCK: Take a few minutes to have your kids climb around the airport’s touch-a-truck zone. This heavy-duty equipment is essential equipment for the airport and is fun for your kids!
5. KID’S ACTIVITIES AREA: Take a break and have your kids enjoy a few minutes at the bouncy house and games area. Many of our volunteers in this area are kids themselves from the Fashion Focus Program in Pembroke. The Fashion Focus Program strives to inspire girls of all ages to discover the beauty of self-confidence. Be sure to ask one of them about this program. Also in this area will be our airbrush tattoo exhibitor. They’ve been doing these tattoos for over 20 years – stop by to see them [$].
6. FLIGHTS: Never been in a small plane or helicopter? This is your chance and it’s fun for all ages. Plymouth’s own Alpha One Flight School and Ryan Rotors Helicopter Company are selling rides at reasonable entry-level prices (per person: $35 for airplane rides and $60 for helicopter rides). Up to three people per ride. Not only can you experience the freedom of flight, but also a bird’s eye view of Plymouth and the cranberry bogs. Purchase tickets for rides in the exhibit area. Rides are from 10am – 12pm and then resume after the airshow around 2pm.
7. SIMULATOR: Are video games more your kid’s style? Be sure to stop by the MassDOT booth and try out their airplane simulator.
8. AIRPLANES: What is an airshow without airplanes and helicopters on the ground? There will be many to see. Be sure to explore the entire ramp. Just a few of them are shown here.
Side note: Airshows are noisy. All of the performances make some noise – but the the F-15 flyby this year will be the loudest. Our announcer will keep you up to speed on its arrival.
Airshow gates open and activities start at 10am. The airshow starts at 12pm and ends around 2pm. To avoid waiting in line to get in, purchase your tickets in advance.