Pangborn's Festival of Flight

Clyde Pangborn in front of Miss Veedol airplane.

July 8, 2023 | 9:00 - 3:00pm
Pangborn Memorial Airport

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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!

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  1. Activities & Aviation
  2. Stage Lineup
  3. Exhibitors
  4. Vendors

Commemorative Air Force

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

Book A Ride - August 5-7Seats 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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Face Painting Booth

Two toddlers with their faces painted.

Lake Chelan Helicopters

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.