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Posted on: April 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Airport releases details on Free Fly Day, Open House


Airplane rides for the Danville Regional Airport’s Free Fly Day will begin at noon on Saturday due to the weather forecast.  Open House activities will begin at 10 a.m. as previously scheduled.  Due to the delay with completing free airplane rides, it will be necessary to complete flight activity on a first come, first served basis.  Parents can sign the required waiver form beginning at 10 a.m. 


The Danville Regional Airport today released details on its Free Fly Day and Airport Open House that will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at the airport.

Ten pilots are expected to complete free airplane rides for children, ages 8 to 17. Registration is closed. Based on attendance activity, flights will be provided for those on the waitlist and walk-ins. However, the airport cannot guarantee that a flight will be completed for those on the waitlist and walk-ins.

Children should arrive at the event based on their pre-registered time slot.  A parent or legal guardian must be in attendance when a child completes an airplane ride to sign a waiver.

Airplane rides may be impacted by low ceiling conditions or rain. The airport’s webpage will be updated on Friday, April 28, to identify whether airplane rides can be provided.

Open House activities will be completed regardless of weather conditions and will include tours of the airport’s Operations Tower and the Civil Air Patrol. In addition, those attending can experience the Danville Science Center's StarLab and enjoy a star filled night and flight into space aboard the Orion Spacecraft. This exhibit will be located near the sliding glass doors of the terminal building.

There is no charge to attend the open house and free refreshments will be provided to the public. This event could be impacted by weather. No rain date has been set.

Please check the airport’s webpage at for additional updates concerning the Free Fly Day and Airport Open House.

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