AirFest - A Free, Family-Friendly Event

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The Haggen Aerospace Speaker’s Pavilion Schedule: 
Activities All Day from 10:30am-3pm 
  • 11:00AM - Martin Spencer, Whatcom Young Aviators, will discuss aviation-related opportunities for middle and high school students in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
  • 12:30PM - Betsy Case, author of the book “Trailblazers: The Women of Boeing,” will talk about women who were aviation pioneers in the industry. 
  • 2:00PM - Wendy Lawrence, retired US Navy Captain, former helicopter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, will share her inspiring story with many ‘firsts’ including as the first female Naval Academy graduate to become an astronaut and being on the first return to flight mission after the Columbia accident.  

  • Aircraft on display 
  • Aviation-themed arts and crafts with Allied Arts
  • A ‘radio booth’ with the Washington Pilot’s Association – North Sound Chapter to listen to conversations between the air traffic control tower and pilots with volunteers on site to explain the conversations and activities.
  • Informational booths and industry professionals with information about aviation career opportunities.
  • Sign up opportunities for kids with the Young Eagles program for free flights (scheduled at a later date).
  • Area scenic flight tours with Bellingham Aviation Services, $50 per person 
  • Vendors
  • Food Trucks
  • Display of airport fire truck and snow removal equipment
  • Free admission and free parking

For More Information or to Display Your Aircraft

Contact the Bellingham Airport Administration Office at
(360) 671-5674 x7 or email us at