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Arlington Airport Appreciation Day returns May 5

ARLINGTON — The city of Arlington invites the community to attend its annual Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free airplane rides for children aged 8-17 will be provided by local pilots through the EAA Young Eagles Program.

Biringer Farms will provide tractor rides to local businesses, including a stop at Arlington Flight Services' home to the Flying Gizmos show taking place at noon.

The assembly-style program is designed to help participants discover the science and history of flight through the use of flying toys and models.

The toy collection includes a flapping-winged bird, kites, parachutes, gliders, stomp rockets and many other items.

Additional activities will include tours of Airlift Northwest's helicopter, Snohomish County's Search and Rescue helicopter and the Washington State Patrol's airplane.

The Historic Flight Foundation & North Cascades Vintage Aero Museum will be flying in a combination of vintage aircraft and warbirds.

The Washington State Department of Transportation's Aviation Division will host a paint-an-airplane booth, as well as tours of their search and rescue trailer.

The Arlington Fire and Police departments will be on site with their respective vehicles.

Airplane rides for any age will be offered for a fee in vintage and modern day aircraft.

Other activities will include free face-painting and a live art demonstration.

For more information regarding the Airport Appreciation Day, please visit the city of Arlington's website at www.arlingtonwa.gov or call 360-403-3471.

The Arlington Airport office, located at 18204 59th Dr. NE, is the site for the event.

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