Thursday, December 15, 2016

Light Flights.... Coming to a Town Near You!

Light Flights
Friday, December 16
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 3:00 p.m.  
Juneau Airport, North Wing (small plane counters)

Juneau Empire:  “Light Flights,” a fundraiser organized by Coastal Helicopters and the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club, are scheduled to take place on Friday between 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Gate 1 in the North Wing of the Airport Terminal Building, lower level. Tickets go on sale starting at 3 p.m.

Tickets are a $30 donation per person and only 300 tickets will be made available.   "Every year we get asked if we will take reservations. This event is on a first-come basis. Once we ticket our quota, we will close ticket sales for the evening,” Donna Hurley, President of the Mendenhall Flying Lions, said.

Juneau residents are invited to head to the airport for the annual helicopter ride that will take passengers over the Mendenhall Valley to view Christmas lights. “This is a magical time for people of all ages,” said Hurley.

The flight begins at the Juneau Airport and goes toward the Mendenhall Glacier, and back to the airport. It’s a short helicopter ride, but long enough to bring the same residents back every year for another ride. All flights are weather permitting.

Helicopters are provided by Coastal Helicopters and all Coastal personnel, including pilots, mechanics and admin, donate their time for these flights. Petro Marine donates the fuel for this event.
Proceeds from this fundraising event go toward the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Lions Club projects.

For more information, contact Coastal Helicopters at 789-5600 or Soapy Lingle at 723-4121.

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