Spaceport America’s First Fly-In spaceport

Spaceport America will host its first-ever Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. This is the first time that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) will open up the spaceport to this kind of event, and the occasion marks the start of a recurring opportunity for private pilots to land at Spaceport America.


WHO: Any Private Pilot

WHAT: First Spaceport America Fly-In

COST: $500 per plane, reserved in advance. Payment by credit card only.

WHEN: Valentine’s Day – Saturday February 14, 2015, 9am-1pm MST

WHERE: Click here for a Google Map view

HOW DO I REGISTER: Call the New Mexico Spaceport Authority between 8:30am-3:30pm MST Monday through Friday at 575-267-8500 to reserve your place. Availability is limited – on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Exclusive invitation to land your private plane or business jet on the world’s only Spaceway.
  • Catered Valentine’s Day lunch for pilot and passengers inside the Spaceport Operations Center.
  • Guided tour of the spaceport led by spaceport crewmembers.
  • Status briefing on Spaceport America by the Executive Director.
  • Parking space in front of the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space.
  • Aircraft rescue / emergency response equipment on standby.
  • On-site transportation.
  • Spaceport America merchandise available for purchase.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • No aviation fuels or maintenance services.
  • No traditional aviation ground support equipment.

Credit card authorization will be run 48 hrs in advance of the event and processed for final payment on the day of the event. This is a non-refundable transaction, subject to cancellation of the event by Spaceport America.

 

 

Spaceport America will host its first-ever Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. This is the first time that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) will open up the spaceport to this kind of event. The spaceport currently has over 5,000 annual visitors that see the spaceport by taking one of the weekly public bus tours. Holding a fly-in event like this was a result of the growing number of requests from private pilots to fly into the spaceport to take a tour.

This inaugural Private Pilots Fly-in Event will mark the start of a recurring opportunity for private pilots to land at Spaceport America.

“We are really excited to let private pilots and their passengers have a chance to fly-in and tour the spaceport,” said NMSA Executive Director Christine Anderson. “Hosting special events like this, throughout the year, gives us a new way to open up the spaceport to more visitors, creating a new kind of tourism at the spaceport. This fly-in is the first in a series of events that will be taking place in the coming weeks and months leading to a new, exciting Spaceport America Visitor Experience, designed to delight visitors as well as to expand and grow the spaceport’s tourism business,” said Anderson.

The February 14th event will be open to the first ten pilots that register. This special fly-in event will include a private NMSA tour of the spaceport and lunch for ten pilots and their passengers. Registration fees and more information on this event can be found by going to our website.

 

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