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Wings & Wheels Air Affaire set for takeoff

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 16th, 2013

Ashley Rankin’s photo from last year's Wings & Wheels event Oct. 11 was chosen best picture in a contest sponsored by the Wings & Wheels Committee and the Chronicle. This year's event will also feature a contest for photos taken during the air show on Oct. 19 at the Page Municipal Airport. The winner will enjoy a personal aerial photo tour over the Page/Lake Powell area courtesy of Mike Makowski. Photos can be of anything involved with Wings and Wheels. Judging will be done by Chronicle staff. One entry per person. Email photo, along with your full name and phone number, to reporter@lakepowellchronicle.com. Deadline for entries is Oct. 23.
Get up, get out and have fun this Saturday at the fourth annual Wings & Wheels Air Affaire at the Page Airport. Get to know America’s most scenic airport up close and personal.

Gates open at 9am. The event ends at 3pm. In between, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do on the ground and in the air.

Never been in a private plane? Here’s your chance to fly for free. Local pilots LeRoy Wicklund and Mike Makowski offer flights to first-time flyers on a first-come-first-served basis. Young Eagles will be giving plane rides to kids under 18. Space is limited, so get there early to sign up for a spot.

Watch CJ-6A and P51 military planes perform fly-bys during the event. See Lake Powell Skydiving demonstrate their aerial antics.

Check out the modern, vintage, military, light sport and model airplanes on display, along with a variety of classic cars. Vote for your favorites in The People’s Choice Award.

Got a classic car? Show it off on Saturday for free. If you’d like to compete in the People’s Choice Awards, the fee is $10. Sign up at 8am.

Once again, the Lake Powell Cruisers will be brewing coffee and cooking eggs, sausage and pancakes for breakfast. For lunch, they’ll grill up bratwursts. Donations graciously accepted.

In honor of Wings & Wheels, Cottonwood Fired Café will be serving oak-fired hot wings from their hand-built wood-fired Italian oven. They’ll also have Italian sub sandwiches and fresh-baked brownies for sale.

Pizza from Pizza Hut will also be available. There will be a bouncy house for kids. Plus fun stuff for sale from a variety of vendors.

Some great prizes are being raffled off, including private flight tours, a 2-hour off-road desert adventure and roundtrip tickets on Great Lakes Airlines.

Take photos during the event and enter your best in the photo contest sponsored by the Lake Powell Chronicle. You could win a personal scenic flight.

Hear Mayor Bill Diak, pilot LeRoy Wicklund and Lake Powell Cruiser’s Warren Whisler talk more about the event on KPGE’s mid-day show on Thursday.

Follow Wings Wheels Air Affaire on Facebook for updates and more information.

Volunteers are still needed. If you’d like to help out and get a free t-shirt on Saturday, contact event organizer Julie Morales at 928-660-0200 or jmorales@baits.com.


7 a.m. Lake Powell Cruisers start cooking up breakfast for vendors and volunteers

9 a.m. Gates open to the public

9:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies

9:35 a.m. Mayor Bill Diak’s opening remarks

9:45 a.m. Young Eagles presentation

10 a.m. CJ-6A military trainers

P51 fly by

10:30 a.m. Page Pilot’s Group Commences Rides

11 a.m. Lake Powell Skydiving demonstration

11:30 a.m. CJ-6A fly-by

Noon Break for lunch

P51 fly by

1 p.m. Lake Powell Skydiving demonstration

1:30 p.m. CJ-6A demonstration

2 p.m. Public Choice Awards announcement

3 p.m. CJ-6A departure

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