Wasilla is hosting its annual air show, Wings over Wasilla, this weekend at the Wasilla Municipal Airport.
The event brings together pilots from around Alaska for a fly-in that's complete with demonstrations, vendors, displays and events for the whole family.
Wings over Wasilla begins Friday with pilots arrivals and a welcome reception in the evening. On Saturday, the air show really takes off. Gates at the airport are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with opening ceremonies set for 11 a.m. The opening features a motorcycle brigade on the ground and parachute jumpers in the air. It will be followed by a STOL competition and many more demonstrations and a live auction. Most events wrap around 4 p.m., but food trucks and vendors will be on site throughout the evening for the participants.
On Sunday, the gates are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a "buzzing the outhouse" competition. Closing ceremonies, featuring the Missing Man Formation flyover, is set for 3 p.m.
If you plan on attending the air show, you can park at the Menard Center and take advantage of a fast and free shuttle to the airport. There is limited parking on Aviation Avenue, and organizers will have golf carts to assist those who can't walk the distance to the airport.