JUNE 12TH AT (9PM) FOR A RACE LIKE NO OTHER AS WE SHUT THE AIRPORT DOWN JUST FOR YOU! GET YOUR RUNNING SHOES ON AND FLY ALONG THE TAXIWAY AND RUNON THE AIRSTRIP WITIH THE LIT UP RUNWAY LIGHTS AT NIGHT! ENJOY THIS UNIQUE VIEW OF THE AIRPORT FROM THE RUNWAY! JOIN FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FELLOW AVIATION-ENTHUSIASTS AS YOU FIEW LOCAL AIRCRAFT AT KXAV ON THE FLATTEST COURSE IN THE REGION!
* Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson (ret.) will be on hand to greet you as you fly through the finish line!
* Finisher Medal features a fun rendition of the first plane Neil Armstrong ever learned how to fly!
* View first hand the Longhorn Learjet 28 on display that Neil Armstrong flew in 1979, where he broke altitude records and rate of climb in a corporate jet.
This is the area where history was made as Neil Armstrong learned how to fly over these fields in his teenage years.
Join us on June 12th to celebrate a major milestone for the Neil Armstrong Airport! We will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the New Terminal with a day of big plans at the Airport! We are looking to have pancakes in the morning, food trucks and music in the afternoon, with a 5k run on the runway at night! We will be having locally provided agriculture equipment on site for everyone to enjoy. Along with a classic car section, drone demonstrations, static aircraft on display, and even bi-plane rides!
If you would like to learn more about the night 5k on the runway, see the link below for the “Fly Me To The Moon 5K” and registration information. Get signed up by April 15th to save on registration!
If you would like to advertise or sponsor elements of the big day, please contact the Airport Manager at 419-753-2810. We have items in the works that could use your help in making them happen (maybe fireworks!?!)
Due to parking limitations, we will be having everyone park nearby in off-Airport parking lots, with complementary shuttles available. Lot locations will be shared closer to the event date.
Please note, bi-plane rides will be at your own expense.
Watch for more updates, as we get closer to the day. Hope to see you out here!