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Air fair flys high

Posted: July 1, 2013 - 8:39am

The organizing committee for the 13th Annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair would like to thank all those who participated and made our event extraordinary!

To our financial sponsors Crowley Fuel, GCI, Beacon Occupational Health & Safety, Wince-Corthell-Bryson, Peninsula Aero Tech, Alaska Airmen’s Association and the Alaska Airports Association a very special thank you!

Great weather all around the peninsula contributed to another successful Kenai Peninsula Air Fair and Poker Run. Thirty-seven pilots, family, and friends participated in the poker run enjoying a delicious breakfast cooked by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 975 in the MARC hangar at the Soldotna Airport. Thank you to Barnstormer Aviation, Era Alaska, Grant Aviation, Lake and Peninsula Airlines, Metal Magic, Alaska Sea Kayakers, Chugach Outdoor Center, Nenana Raft Adventures, Kenai Aviation, Kenai Golf Course, Dan’s TV & Appliance, Frames and Things, Ken’s Alaskan Tackle, Swiftwater Bill, and Major Marine Tours and the Cities of Kenai and Soldotna for the outstanding poker prizes. The participants all expressed sincere appreciation!

The afternoon activities included the Military Appreciation Event and members of the Alaska Aviation Centennial Celebration; in addition to the barbeque and poker run prize presentation with music provided by Troubadour North. Special thanks to Mayor Porter and Senator Mark Begich for conducting the appreciation event and introducing members of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Thank you to master chefs Rick Koch and Brian Gabriel, Ed Sleater and Ted Lindsey, Kenai Senior Center, Kenai Chamber of Commerce and the Kenai Visitors Center for working the barbeque which served over 300 people; Councilman Bob Molloy, Kyle Waters, Jack Lashot, Kelly Holt, Chip Versaw, Charlie Rediske, Jim Beeson and the members of the Kenai Central High School football team, Kenai Tower, and Kenai Flight Service Station. A great job was done by all!

The free flights provided to children by the Young Eagles program were very popular. Jumpin Junction and the Challenger Center were hits with the kids. Thank you to Sun Dog Seriographics who produced the 2013 poster design. We were proud to have these highlight our event.

If we have been negligent in naming anyone who helped with our event, we apologize.

Thank you to the people of the Peninsula for your support, without you, it wouldn’t happen!

Mary Bondurant, Kenai Airport Manager

Erica Shinn, Kenai Airport

Kyle Kornelis, City of Soldotna

Scott Sundberg, City of Soldotna

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