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.
1st Annual Patriots Jet Team Foundation Golf Classic The 1st Annual Patriots Jet Team Foundation Golf Classic will take place on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Discovery Bay Golf and Country Club. The event includes special activities on the golf course, breakfast, lunch, beverages on the course, and a Prime Rib Dinner. For more information, or to register for the event, visit www.PJTFgolfclassic.com.
The Patriots Jet Team Foundation is an all volunteer, non-profit organization where local youth can learn about aviation, aerospace, science, technology, engineering and math. For more information, visit www.PJTF.org.
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.
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.