Aviation enthusiasts are invited to get an up-close and personal look at vintage aircrafts at the 9th annual University Airport Open House.
From noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, the Friends of the University Airport (FOUA) will display contemporary and historic airplanes, as well as antique cars and motorcycles, at the University Airport.
Pilots will be on hand to answer questions about the airplanes, many of which are museum quality, said historian and FOUA member Greg Lentz.
“You get to go right up to the airplanes,” Lentz said. “Normally, you’d have to go some distance to see an event like this. But we’re presenting it to you in your own backyard.”
The Cal Aggie Flying Farmers Club will also be present to discuss options for those interested in learning how to fly. Chapter 52 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will provide refreshments, and admission and parking is free.
“We want to make people aware that we have this airport and show that it’s valuable,” Lentz said. “Flying is the ultimate expression of freedom.”
The University Airport is located at 1 Airport Road, two miles west of the UC Davis campus.
– Erin Migdol