Published DateLACONIA — WinnAero, the aviation-themed non-profit based at the Laconia Airport has teamed up with the Laconia Airport Authority for the 2nd Annual "Wings, Water & Wheels" Airport Open House, set for Saturday June 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m..
WinnAero's mission is aviation education for youth and it achieves that mission through a variety of programming such as the summertime ACE Academies. Now in their third year, the ACE Academies have expanded again to include age appropriate unique programs for youth in grades 3-5, grades 6-9 and grades 10- 12.
The five day camps are funded through student tuition augmented by scholarships from a variety of local, state and national organizations. The upcoming Laconia Airport Open House provides a golden opportunity for WinnAero to conduct a raffle with 100% of the proceeds going to help the ACE Academy Scholarship Fund. With help from the airport staff, a variety of raffle prizes has been collected to include the following; a seaplane flight for two over scenic Lake Winnipesaukee donated by Lakes Region Seaplane Services, a flight aboard Fabulous Phil's Fabulous Biplane donated by Lakes Biplane, Introductory Flight Lessons donated by SkyBright Aviation and numerous gift certificates to some of the area's finest restaurants and retail businesses.
Tickets for the raffle may be purchased from WinnAero (www.winnaero.org), at the Airport Manager's Office (603-524-5003) and, at the Laconia Airport Open House on June 8. Tickets are priced at $2 each, three for $5 or seven for $10. Winners need not be present to win. All proceeds will go to the ACE Academy Scholarship Fund.