We love flying and want to share it with the world! Aviation-related events are a mainstay at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport. Among some of the most popular events held here regularly are the International Young Eagles Day. Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated nearly 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. In this picture Captain Larry Schaefer shares a moment with his 500th Young Eagle
Bomber Week with the Wings of Freedom tour (bottom) is also a favorite. This tour showcases two fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress. The newest addition to the Wings of Freedom Tour is a WWII P-51C Mustang dual-control fighter aircraft. Last year, approximately 3,000 people attended the warbird extravaganza at Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport.
The airport plays host to educational seminars every year, including two recent courses moderated by the Federal Aviation Administration about drones. Click here to read a report about one of the seminars that appeared in the Butler Eagle newspaper. Click here to read the latest information from the FAA about regulations relating to drones. Or click here to listen to airport manager Ike Kelly talk to a reporter from the radio station WBUT/WISR about drone safety.
From the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department’s annual outdoor car cruise to the in-hangar Soaring for Hope gala by The Lighthouse Foundation, organizations in the community have held successful fundraisers on our campus. In its inaugural event alone, the Lighthouse Foundation raised more than $50,000.
We want to see YOU! Click here to inquire about holding your upcoming event at Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport: Events.