Full Throttle Fun for Kids & Teens at The Aviation Roundup


Release Date

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


MINDEN, Nev. (July 17, 2018) – The Aviation Roundup, held at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in northern Nevada Oct. 13 - 14, 2018, is an exciting and action-packed event for the entire family. Children and teens will have rare opportunities to get up-close to U.S. Navy Blue Angels aircraft, other show planes, and even get behind the controls of a full-motion aircraft simulator.

During the Aviation Roundup, young adults, teens and children alike will be inspired and awed at the Minden-Tahoe Airport ‘hot box’ where aircraft will be roaring and refueling. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ very own C-130 cargo plane, Fat Albert, will be parked for spectators to view. Static planes will be displayed throughout the airport for a firsthand view of the exciting aircraft. The MaxFlight flight simulator will offer a life-like sensation of flying a demonstration plane, complete with rolls, upside down flight and vertical climbs.

“Producing airshows is a lot of work, but year after year, I return. What motivates me is inspiring the next generation of pilots and crews,” said Bobbi Thompson, Aviation Roundup Producer and Minden-Tahoe Airport Manager. “Seeing a young person turn his or her sights to the sky is a wonderful reward for a year’s worth of commitment.”

Note: Advance purchase, discounted tickets are now available online.

The Carson Valley region serves as the host community for the Aviation Roundup. Lodging options include boutique, name brand and gaming resorts. For more information go toVisitCarsonValley.org.

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