Family Fun with an Aviation Twist

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By Angel MedFlight Contributor

When the temperatures in the Valley are in the scorching (and now sticky) triple digits, it’s always great to have a cool place indoors to take the kids for some family fun. Angel MedFlight wants you to know about an exciting event we will be involved in — Aviation Day at FlipSide,  a premiere family entertainment center in Gilbert, Ariz.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is being held in honor of National Aviation Day (August 19) and National Bowling Day (August 11).

The event is built around Disney’s release of the animated feature film “Planes” and the Aviation Day admission price includes tickets to a 2:00 p.m. exclusive screening of the movie at the Harkins Crossroads Theater in Chandler, just a short drive from FlipSide.

A portion of the proceeds from Aviation Day at FlipSide will benefit the Arizona Business Aviation Association’s Scholarship Program. Angel MedFlight partners with the AZBAA on the Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation to be awarded in the fall. Angel MedFlight is continually raising the bar in medical aviation and the scholarship is offered to encourage this spirit of dedication and resourcefulness in others.

Angel MedFlight pilots will be at Aviation Day and kids will have the opportunity to bowl not only with them,  but with pilots from all over the area. FlipSide has 28 lanes of bowling along with a Mini Bowling arcade. If you’re afraid of missing the game, FlipSide’s bowling lanes feature huge projector screen displays. The Mini Bowl Arcade is just what it says, bowling in miniature. The upside of Mini Bowling is you get to wear your own shoes and you won’t get a sore shoulder trying to roll a 16-pound ball. This game is the perfect size for young children.

A participant or child admission ticket will not only take care of the movie and bowling, but all of FlipSide’s attractions including Laser Tag, Blast Pad, Crash Pods and Laser Maze. A ticket for a door prize will also be included along with crafts and a goody bag. Parent or chaperone admission includes a light breakfast, lunch and a movie ticket. The event will also include presentations by members of the aviation industry.

Maybe you have a future Angel MedFlight air ambulance pilot in your house. Here’s a great chance to fuel their interest in planes by taking them to FlipSide’s Aviation Day. Our pilots will be there along with some of our “junior pilots” as well.

Those interested in attending must register by August 7th. A registration form can be downloaded from the FlipSide website. You are urged to register now as space is limited.

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