More than 500 aviation enthusiasts are expected to gather in Boise for the 13th annual Idaho Aviation Festival, sponsored by the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Aeronautics. The festival will be March 10-12 at the Boise Centre on the Grove in downtown Boise.
The Idaho Aviation Festival attracts aircraft owners, pilots, mechanics and aviation business leaders, and aviation enthusiasts. The three-day event will include presentations on current events within the industry, training seminars, certification credits for mechanics and an aviation career forum for high school students.
Featured speakers will include:
Klapmeier, co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Design: Klapmeier and
his brother started with home-built aircraft and graduated to manufacturing
innovative, high-performance personal aviation aircraft. Cirrus Design
has made a name for itself among new and experienced pilots and is known
for the advanced technologies it incorporates into each Cirrus aircraft.
Jared Aicher, pilot and founder of the Eagle Flight
Project: Aicher, 33, will depart Boise on May 27 for a solo flight around
the world, with hopes of becoming the youngest solo pilot to circumnavigate
the globe. He plans to stop in more than 60 cities in 23 countries,
including Russia, Canada, Germany and Scotland.
He will speak at the Thursday luncheon and will make public appearances on Saturday, March 12. For more information on Aicher’s flight, visit www.theeagleflight.org
Free workshops will be available throughout the festival. Additional seminars for anyone interested in aviation, as well as various hands-on activities designed for elementary students, will be offered on Saturday.
Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available.
Exhibit space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served
basis. Sponsorship opportunities include an option of tailoring a package
to fit specific needs.