A BC Ambulance helicopter at the Creston Valley Airport.

A BC Ambulance helicopter at the Creston Valley Airport.

Creston airport hosting open house on long weekend

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To show their appreciation for public support, Creston Valley Regional Airport Society members are gearing up for an open house — Wings and Wheels — on Monday, with activities planned to appeal to adults and children.

The airport is teaming up with local car club members who will have restored cars for sale and display. Plane owners will be opening their hangars to the public. Demos will be held, radio controlled aircraft will be in use and a draw for a free flight is planned. A commercial pilot will offer 20-minute flights around the valley for $60.

Lunch will be served in the afternoon, but the morning is reserved for what society president George Green describes as “our famous pancake breakfast.” Search and rescue volunteers will be also on hand and displays describing their work will be out for viewing.

Make it a family event and get to know your local airport. You might just need its services one day.