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B-2 Flyover Among Highlights at Annual Airport Open House

Public Date: 8/9/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

​Pontiac, MI, August 9, 2010 -- Oakland County International Airport in Waterford will host its annual Airport Open House 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 15th, 2010.

Among the highlights will be a flyover by a B-2 Stealth Bomber from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base; aircraft rides (including the Yankee Air Force); and the Scream'n Rebels Airshow Team.

In addition, many aircraft - including warbirds - will be on display along with Air One from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. There will be a pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Air Fair Committee; there will be a health and safety tent sponsored by POH Regional Medical Center's Trauma Center; and attendees will be able to learn about the airport's new green terminal currently under construction slated to open in 2011.

"We're very excited about the participants in this year's open house," said J. David VanderVeen, director of Oakland County Central Services. "Whether you're an aviation enthusiast like me or just looking for a family-friendly event, this is the place to be."

Admission to the open house and parking are free. There are, however, fees for special events:

  • Pancake breakfast:  $7 adults/$4 children
  • Airplane rides:  $20 adults/$15 kids 12 and under/$40 for family of three
  • Yankee Air Force rides:  $425 B-17/$400 B-25
Because the new terminal building is under construction, no parking will be available in the terminal area. Parking for the open house will be adjacent to the terminal building. Personnel will direct attendees to parking from the main entrance.

For more information about the open house, navigate to www.oakgov.com/aviation.  For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer, at 248-858-1048.