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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:02

If you missed the Athens Aviation event, you can watch some of the highlights of the day in this video. Click on the Image of the Youtube  full screen button button to view the video in full screen mode.

You can also read about the day in High Marks for Aviation: Then Now Next.




Athens Aviation
Then · Now · Next

March 23, 2013 · 10a.m. until 2 p.m.
Ben Epps Airport . Rain or Shine



Mark your calendars for this very special event for all ages.  A committee of pilots and aviation enthusiasts have put together two hours of interesting activities to help us know more about Athens' special link to the earliest aviation history, what's happening now, and a projection into our airport's future.

Tickets are Free and available for pickup beginning March 4, 2013 at Athens-Clarke County Library, Lyndon House Arts Center & Winterville Front Porch Bookstore.
Tickets Required. Limited to the first 200 people.

Free tickets are for two Event times:

  • 10 a.m. until noon with movie at 1:00 p.m.
  • Noon to 2:00 p.m. with movie at 10 a.m.

The movie is World's Smallest Airport: The True Story of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus, 1945 - 1950 at the Athens Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St.

Free tickets are also available for the movie only.

For information, call 706-613-3650 ext 343

Athens Ben Epps Airport, 1010 Benn Epps Drive, Athens, GA

Flight Center Tour

  • Ben Epps, Georgia's First Aviator and inventor of some of the first aircraft
  • What's Next for Aviation in Athens, by Tim Beggerly, director of Ben Epps Airport
  • Flight Center Tour
  • A Special Appearance by Pat Epps, Living Legend of Aviation
Drawing of an old airplane

Fire Rescue Center

  • Tours of "ARFF1" Firetruck
  • Experimental Aircraft Association Display of Aircraft. These aircraft were made by EAA members.

Passenger Terminal

  • Children/Family Activites
  • Passenger Terminal Tour

Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, GA

  • Film: The World's Smallest Airport: The True Story of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus 1945-1950
    • Screenings at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

This is a tour · No aerobatics at this event.

This event is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museums and Library Services. Sponsored by "The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning," a partnership between the Athens-Clarke County Library and the Lyndon House Arts Center.