#WhatsHappening: Wyoming’s ‘Third Highway Into Dubois’ Fly-In & Community Aviation Day on July 31

TOWN OF DUBOIS to hold Wyoming’s ‘Third Highway Into Dubois’ Fly-In &  Community Aviation Day at the Dubois Municipal Airport on Saturday, July 31, 2021. 

Dubois, WY – Dubois Municipal Airport will welcome the public to its 2nd annual Community Aviation Day on Saturday, July 31. A variety of aircraft will be on  display and visitors will have an opportunity to see up close and learn about them  from the pilots who fly them and the specialists who maintain them. The event is  free and open to all and is being presented by the Town of Dubois. 

Dubois Municipal Airport

The main Sponsors for this year’s event are State Farm Insurance – Justus  Jacobs (Top Gun Sponsor), Dubois Chamber of Commerce (Titanium Sponsor), Wyoming Community Bank (Up, Up & Away Sponsor), and Taylor Creek Sinclair & Deli (Touch ‘n’ Go Sponsor). Many other local Dubois businesses have also contributed to this event to help bring entertainment and support military  presence. 

“We hope the public will come and share the adventure of flying with us,” said Cathy Groves, Volunteer Coordinator for the event. “This is a chance to view the world of pilots who fly for business or family transportation, personal challenge, career development, or just plain fun. The day’s event will be an exciting  opportunity for everyone, especially for young people and older ones who have  occasionally thought about learning to fly. It will be a wonderful opportunity to  learn more about the airport’s role in the community, as well as experiencing the  excitement of aviation first hand.” 

Pilots from all over Wyoming and neighboring states are invited to fly in for the  morning’s activities. A Safety Seminar is scheduled from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and  WINGS credit will be given to those who participate. Afterwards, pilots may take to the skies to participate in a game from the air; prizes will be awarded at 1:00 p.m. In addition to the in-air game, an award will be given to the Youngest Pilot, Oldest Pilot, Pilot who travels the farthest to get to Dubois, and Pilot who is the  first to arrive on the morning of the event.

Raffle tickets will be on sale for a free helicopter ride with two emergency service  companies – Classic Air Medical and Guardian Air – during the event on Saturday.  The raffles will benefit a newly formed non-profit in Dubois, Upper Wind River Valley Ambulance Association. 

For more details about the raffle and free helicopter ride, click here.

Kiwanis Club of Dubois will offer a ‘Flying FlapJack’ pancake breakfast, complete  with all the accompaniments, including High-Octane Coffee. A food truck or two will serve up yummy lunch and snack items to get you through the rest of the day. 

The KidZone area will offer a variety of activities and games for the young people.  The Balloon Lady of Wyoming will return this year to offer complimentary  creations to wear on your head. Justus Jacobs and his State Farm buggy and  horses will be not far from the runway, offering free rides to kids of all ages. 

Youth from ages 8-17 can sign up to take a free airplane ride, the Young Eagles  program sponsored by EAA. Parent authorization will be required. The flights  will occur early on Sunday morning, the day after the event. 

To learn more about free airplane rides for youth, click here.

Complimentary shuttle van rides back and forth from High Country Senior Center  to the Airport will run throughout the day, with the first shuttle starting at 6:30 a.m.  and ending by 1:00 p.m. This service is being made available by Taylor Creek  Sinclair of Dubois and High Country Senior Center. 

Aviation companies have been invited to showcase their products and services;  non-profit organizations from Dubois will also be on hand to promote their causes. All will be given complimentary booth space. Contact 303-250-5155 for space  availability. 

Among the variety of aircraft that will be seen landing at the airport will be military  squadrons from the United States Air Force located at Warren Air Force Base in  Wyoming and the Army National Guard. Please thank these men and women for  their service and for making time to share their day with us in Dubois. 

So, rise early on Saturday, July 31 and head on out to the Dubois Municipal  Airport for pancakes and a morning of aviation appreciation. 

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