Pangborn's Festival of Flight
July 8, 2023 | 9:00 - 3:00pm
Pangborn Memorial Airport
On October 3, 1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon left Sabishiro Beach in Misawa, Japan, to fly Miss Veedol across the ocean in the first non-stop, transPacific flight. After 41 hours in the air, Miss Veedol crash landed on the bluffs above East Wenatchee. The Wenatchee Valley has been connected to Misawa and the aviation world ever since and Pangborn's Festival of Flight was created to celebrate this historic event.
Join us for a new, family friendly, community event! Learn about East Wenatchee's aviation history, check out some amazing airplanes, grab some lunch from our delicious food vendors, watch the Taiko Drums perform, have your face painted, visit our exhibitors and have fun learning with their exciting Japanese activities!
This event is in conjunction with the Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority.
Thank you Sponsors!
Update: Due to unforseen circumstances, neither airplane will be at the event, but they will still have a trailer with merchandise and personnel to answer any questions you might have.
B-17 & B-25 Bomber Tours and Rides - Book online at FlyingLegendsTour.com
Book A Ride - August 5-7, Seats are limited and prices vary
Plane Tours - August 2-7, $15 per person, $30 per family
|B-17 Sentimental Journey|
B-25J Mitchell "Maid in the Shade"
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The per-seat weight limit is 275 pounds with a total passenger weight limit of 600 pounds. Please be prepared to provide passenger weights when signing up for a flight.
Hop Rides - Starting at $45/person, 1-3 passengers per flight.
Main Stage Performances
9:30am - National Anthem (Kayla Taylor) and the Presentation of Colors (Cub Scout Troop 32)
10:30am - Wenatchee School of Karate Demonstration
12:00-1:00pm - The School of Taiko Drumming
1:30pm - Wenatchee School of Karate Demonstration
2:30pm - Event Drawings will be announced on stage, need not be present.
- Airlift Northwest
- Alaska Airlines
- Army National Guard
- City of East Wenatchee
- Cub Scout Pack 32
- Eastmont Parks & Recreation
- Life Flight Network
- Link Transit
- Misawa Sister City Association
- Red Apple Flyers
- Ridgeline Aviation
- Rotary - Wenatchee Sunrise
- Service Driven Transport
- Spirit of Wenatchee
- TO Engineers
- Wenatchee School of Karate
- Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Wenatchee Valley College Foundation
- Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
- Wenatchee Valley Rappellers - Forest Service