Special Events

Young Eagles Take Flight April to September
Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 393, the Young Eagles Program exposes young people, ages 8-17, to aviation by providing free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced EAA member pilots.  Young Eagles events in 2015 will be held at Buchanan Field on April 18, May 16, June 20, August 15 and September 19.  For more information, visit the EAA Chapter 393 website here.

​Wings of Freedom Tour
The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour will be held at Buchanan Field on May 29th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and on May 30th and 31st from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The event is a unique chance to experience World War II history by touring through its iconic aircraft.
The Walk Through Tour is available with no reservations and costs $12/adults and $6/kids.  Flights on several of the historic planes are also available.  For more information, visit the Wings of Freedom website here.


Fly on the Ford Tri-Motor in May 2015
On April 30-May 3, 2015, EAA Chapter 393 is holding the Ford Tri-Motor Tour at Buchanan Field. The event is a rare opportunity for the public to fly on America's first mass produced airliner.  Flights are offered at $70/adults and $50/children for those who book a flight ahead.  Walk-ups are welcome and will be scheduled at $75/person. Come enjoy a piece of aviation history!  For more information, view the flyer here or visit the "Fly on the Ford" website here.

11x14 Trimotor 1

Santa Event at Buchanan Field
Every December, Santa Claus takes time out of his busy schedule to "drop in" and visit children of all ages at Buchanan Field Airport.  The event is held at the Public Viewing Plaza located at the end of John Glenn Drive in Concord.
Admission is free to the public.  Individuals who would like to take a picture with Santa are encouraged to donate a canned food item, which Airport staff then delivers to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.  
Airport staff will post the date of the 2015 Santa Event in October.  To view the flier from the 2014 Santa Event click here.

Santa Skydive