Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 6, as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott co-host Wings Out West, featuring an aerial demonstration, numerous static aircraft displays, an aeronautical tech fair, and a regional fly-in at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field. A variety of food vendors and concessions will also be on site.
Headlining this year’s show for the second consecutive year is Embry-Riddle airshow pilot Matt Chapman. Attendees will enjoy additional performances from Bill Stein, Rob Holland, Steve Bennett, Cindy Irish, Gary Rower, the Immortal Red Baron, and Embry-Riddle’s own 12-time national champions, The Golden Eagles Flight Team.
This year’s airshow will also include a tribute to Ernest A. Love, one of Prescott’s original hometown heroes, who was shot down over France during World War I and later died in captivity. There will be an aerial reenactment of the fateful dogfight that eventually took E.A. Love’s life 100 years ago.
Gates at Prescott’s Ernest A. Love Field will open to the public at 9 a.m., with the aerial demonstration taking place from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission and parking will be free. Attendees should use the main airport entrance off of Highway 89. There will be ample signage and personnel directing traffic to designated airport parking areas.
Enter off Highway 89 on Deep Well Ranch Road. Limited first come, first serve parking will be available off Larry Caldwell Drive on Highway 89A. Traffic will be rerouted from Larry Caldwell Dr. to the Deep Well Ranch Road entrance once full.