OWLS HEAD — Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Knox County Regional Airport will hold its first ever open house. This event is free and there will be something for all ages.
Start your journey at the terminal building where you pick up your boarding pass, see the history of the airport in pictures, learn about TSA, stop into the gift shop, get a special treat from the Salty Owl, learn about regional carrier Cape Air and sign up for a great raffle prize.
From there it is out to the ramp to experience the airport. You can take a tour and get close to the runways and taxiways. (Maybe see a jet land) You can see what it’s like to sit in the pilot’s seat of a Penobscot Island Air plane, or take a quick plane ride. Kids from 8 to 17 can fly with the Young Eagles, with parental permission.
Packard Partners AvisBudget will have a couple of unique vehicles available for rent on display, as well as giveaways and their candy bowl.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum will have two antique planes on display as well as their sweet T-Bird convertible that you can buy a raffle ticket to win.
LifeFlight of Maine will have a representative, and there will also be a static display of the equipment that UPS uses to bring you those Amazon purchases that you need next day.
From that area, you move by the FBO where private planes are handled on up to the maintenance building where the biggest snow removal equipment you’ve ever seen up close will be available to touch and look over.
The top notch maintenance crew will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and if you’ve been a good traveler and had your boarding pass verified throughout your trip, you can enjoy a free hot dog or hamburger.