Here's an event for all ages. It's the Oakland County Airport open house in Waterford, Michigan. It happens Sunday, August 26th from 10am until 4pm. View aircraft, take a ride, watch the airshow...
Have you ever looked up at the sky and dreamed of flying, or just wanted to see what the city from the air? Now is your chance. During the Open House you'll have the opportunity to fly in an airplane and/or helicopter. Experience the joy of flying and the fantastic view from the air. Rides will be available for purchase beginning at 10 am and will be available throughout the day except during the airshow. Helicopter rides will be just $35. Pricing for airplane rides will be announced shortly.
Announcing the 2012 The Oakland County International Airport Open House Airshow
This years airshow will feature Susan Dacy barnstorming in her 450 horsepower Super Stearman “Big Red”. Doug Dodge and his Machaira, a 'One of a Kind' Muscle Biplane will perform aerobatics, and Erik Edgren (A.K.A. Hobie Washburn) will perform “Aerial Antics” in his 1939 Taylorcraft “T-Clips”
The Open House is Growing
You may have noticed that over the last two years, the The Oakland County International Airport Open House has been expanded to include an airshow in addition to the displays and activities. What you may not know is that the Open House is entirely self funded and does not receive or spend any County funds. Instead we fund the Open House through vendor and advertising fees, With the addition of the airshow our expenses have gone up as we must now pay for the airshow performers. To help cover the cost of this extra expense we will be implementing a $5 per vehicle parking fee beginning this year. The parking fee will be per vehicle only and admission to the Open House / Airshow will continue to be free.
As has been the tradition now for many years, The Oakland County International Airport will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Open House morning. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Breakfast is from 7 am till 11 am.
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Oakland County International Airport
6500 Highland Road
Waterford, Michigan, USA, 48327