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Monday, April 12, 2010

FREE admission to "Day in the Sky" April 17

(Sorry moms, when I copy text it erases the hyperlinks--so you will just have to type the web addresses into your browser)

Greetings Magnificent Friends of Day in the Sky

Wow, Shared Adventures Day in the Sky is only EIGHT DAYS AWAY, Saturday April 17, 2010 at the Watsonville Municipal Airport.

Long range weather report looks like clear skies and 63degrees. PERFECT for the fun-est airport event on the California Central Coast. If the weather holds, we expect to see 2000 expected festival attendees to join us for the coolest airport open house on the Central Coast. We look forward to your joining us.

Please sign up online for FREE admission to the festival. Spread the word as well. The more the merrier
http://www.dayinthesky.org/attend.htm


First the BAD NEWS. As you might have heard, EAA Young Eagles flights will NOT be offered at the April 17, 2010 Watsonville Day in the Sky. So we are VERY sorry but we will not be flying young people this year. We have run free flights for young people with disabilities for 5 straight years, and at least 2000 people have flown with us through the years. But in our 6th year, liability hassles forced us to take a breather from offering free flights this year. But we are working to straighten out liability hassles, and we expect to resume Young Eagles flights next year.

BUT here's the GOOD NEWS... The festival still goes on, actually bigger and better than ever, even without Young Eagles flights. In fact, pilots are flying in from all over Northern California to park their aircraft and load kids into cockpits for pictures etc. In fact, since we don't have to worry about too many kids showing up and overwhelming our pilots for free flights, we are pulling out the stops to reach out to every school on the Central Coast and invite kids from every source we can think of.

So we hope you will join us for this year's amazing event.

Free tethered HOT AIR BALLOON Rides all day!! Even though airplanes aren't flying, BALLOONS will be!
Free BBQ at lunchtime.
LIVE MUSIC from some of the most interesting bands in Northern California
Exotic animals.
Games, rides, flight simulators, you name it.
Plus 100+ exhibitors of cool aviation-related and science fun stuff.

In fact check out this list of exhibitors already signed up:
AbleCloset, Access Options Inc., Adventist World Aviation- California (AWA-Ca), American Red Cross, American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter, ATG Rehab Specialist, Autism Parents Club of San Benito County, Bill Wilson Center, Brass Lantern Resort and Airpark, Breathe California Central Coast, Building for Generations, California Dictionary Project, CAMP kREM/CAMPING UNLIMITED, Center Coast Center for Independent Living, Center for Special Needs Planning - MetLife, Central Coast Kids & Families, Civil Air Patrol, Civil Air Patrol - Group 2, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Corralitos Woman's Club, Dragon Slayers, Easter Seals Central California, Electric Auto Association - Silicon Valley Chapter, ELEMENTAL ART STUDIO, EMQ Families First, FACES OF HOPE CHARITABLE FUND, FLEISHMAN & WEISMAN P.C., Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast, Grupo De Apoyo Padres Con Partiendo, Henna On You, Home Depot, Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services, LANDMARK DESIGNS, Latinas Contra Cancer, Lighthouse project, Monterey Bay Horsemanship & Therapeutic Center, NAMI Santa Cruz County, Ninety Nines International Organization of Women Pilots (Bay Cities Chapter), Ocean Air Flight Services Inc., PVUSD Migrant & Seasonal Head Start, Relay For Life of Watsonville, Sabrina's creations, Santa Cruz Flying Club, Schmahl Science Workshops, Seascape Sports Club, Shared Adventures, Stanford Solar Center, The Children's Hope Foundation of California, The Great Blindini- Magician, The Santa Cruz Indian Council, TopSoccer Stars, Train 4 Autism San Jose Chapter, Trinity CHANGE Inc Non Profit, Tucci Learning Solutions Inc., Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County, Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show, Watsonville knitters, Well4life

We hope you can join us for the FREE festival at the airport. Believe me; it'll be worth your while to attend. There is PLENTY of free space at the festival, so please spread the word to all of your friends and family to sign up online for the festival and we’ll get them in for free (including FREE BBQ at noon)

http://www.dayinthesky.org/attend.htm

Also we need LOTS of volunteers. Photographers, loaders to get kids into static displays and stationary aircraft, food service, booth management, you name it, we need the help. If you know of volunteers, please have them sign up online asap:
http://www.dayinthesky.org/volunteer.htm

Thanks for your ongoing support. Again, we are bummed about no Young Eagles flights in this our 6th straight year. But we expect the festival to be bigger and fun-er than ever, and we look forward to your joining us.

See you April 17. Please don’t forget to sign up online for free admission

Blue Skies
Dean McCully

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