JOIN US ON JUNE 12TH AT 9:30 PM FOR A RACE LIKE NO OTHER AS WE SHUT THE AIRPORT DOWN JUST FOR YOU! GET YOUR RUNNING SHOES ON AND FLY ALONG THE TAXIWAY AND RUNON THE AIRSTRIP WITIH THE LIT UP RUNWAY LIGHTS AT NIGHT! ENJOY THIS UNIQUE VIEW OF THE AIRPORT FROM THE RUNWAY! JOIN FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FELLOW AVIATION-ENTHUSIASTS AS YOU FIEW LOCAL AIRCRAFT AT KXAV ON THE FLATTEST COURSE IN THE REGION!
* Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson (ret.) will be on hand to greet you as you fly through the finish line!
* Finisher Medal features a fun rendition of the first plane Neil Armstrong ever learned how to fly!
* View first hand the Longhorn Learjet 28 on display that Neil Armstrong flew in 1979, where he broke altitude records and rate of climb in a corporate jet.
This is the area where history was made as Neil Armstrong learned how to fly over these fields in his teenage years.
The Neil Armstrong Airport aims to celebrate the past, present and future of aviation with proceeds of the race being donated to the New Bremen Foundation.
June 12th is also the Grand Opening Celebration of the beautiful new Airport Terminal. We encourage you to make a day of it and bring your family and friends for the day’s events including the “Fly-In,” pancake breakfast, lunch entertainment and food, and tours of the terminal and hangars. Stay tuned for the official list of scheduled events. neilarmstrongairport.com
Love the medal? Then see the real Aeronca Champion 7C in person! Yes, that’s right. Only 11 miles away, the actual plane that Neil Armstrong flew is on display at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. armstrongmuseum.org
Participate in the Moon Challenge Series! Sign up for Fly me to the Moon (June 12th) and Run to the Moon (July 17th) and receive the Challenge Space Station Medal for participating in both races!