Taos Youth Flight Rally

For more information, contact: 

Kino Chavez, Taos Aviation Services Manager (575) 737-9790 ext. 1 or via e-mail taosaviation@gmail.com      

Judy Esquibel, Community Events Coordinator (575) 751-2037 or via e-mail jesquibel@taosgov.com  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

TAOS YOUTH FLIGHT RALLY SCHEDULED FOR September 7, 2019

 Taos, New Mexico — Saturday, September 7, 2019 — Area youth ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, September 7, 2019, as Taos Aviation Services, Taos Local Pilots, Taos Regional Airport, Town of Taos Community Events and Town of Taos Visitor Center hosts its 11th Annual Taos Youth Flight Rally at the Taos Regional Airport.

Registration forms will need to be picked up, completed and returned to the Town of Taos Visitor Center located at 1139 Paseo del Pueblo Sur by Sunday, September 1, 2019. Applications will not be accepted without a completed registration. 

A drawing will be held before the event and 50 participants selected at random will be contracted to schedule a time for Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The Taos Youth Flight Rally event created to interest young people in aviation. As part of the event is Free airplane rides.  We hope to build one-to-one relationships between our Taos Local Pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.

Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure each flight is conducted in a safe manner. Each pilot volunteers their time, fuel and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people.  Flights will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. through 11:00 a.m.

Note, all youths must be pre-registered and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This event is weather permitting and pilot availability.