Spaceport America will host its first-ever Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
The event will be open to the first ten pilots that register.
This is the first time that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) will open up the spaceport to this kind of event. The spaceport currently has over 5,000 annual visitors that see the spaceport by taking one of the weekly public bus tours. Holding a fly-in event like this was a result of the growing number of requests from private pilots to fly into the spaceport to take a tour.
The inaugural Private Pilots Fly-in Event will mark the start of a recurring opportunity for private pilots to land at Spaceport America.
“We are really excited to let private pilots and their passengers have a chance to fly-in and tour the spaceport,” said NMSA Executive Director Christine Anderson. “Hosting special events like this, throughout the year, gives us a new way to open up the spaceport to more visitors, creating a new kind of tourism at the spaceport. This fly-in is the first in a series of events that will be taking place in the coming weeks and months leading to a new, exciting Spaceport America Visitor Experience, designed to delight visitors as well as to expand and grow the spaceport’s tourism business,” said Anderson.
This special fly-in event will include a private NMSA tour of the spaceport and lunch for the ten pilots and their passengers. MORE INFO
Call the New Mexico Spaceport Authority between 8:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday at 575-267-8500 to reserve your place.
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