Aviation Day in Fairbanks

The Fairbanks International Airport is the second busiest airport in the state.

And tomorrow – you'll have a chance to get a behind–the scenes look at what goes on there.

It's all part of Fairbanks Aviation Day.

Early birds will want to take in a pancake feed that starts at 7am in Sadlers business building at the Alaska Aerofuel facility.

Later in the morning young people between the ages of 8 and 17 will be able to take a free flight, as part of a national "young eagles" program.

Plans also call for a dozen or more aircraft to be on display, a rare chance to see them up close and personal.

These will range from vintage aircraft to some of the newest planes available.

Kevin Alexander with the UAF Community Technical College says this event is an opportunity for the community learn more about the Aviation Industry in Fairbanks.

"It's an event where the public is invited to come out and experience the airport in kind of a different way.

See an almost behind the scenes look and meet some of the people that keep the airport running.

Really to introduce the airport to the community more and show that it is an economic contributor.

It's a center of commerce in its own way, and being educated more on what going on at the airport.

It helps people understand what's going on, helps people partner with it, helps people become more involved".