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September 11, 2009 (Ramona)--Tne Ramona Airport hosts its annual open house on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event features tours of the airport, Cal-Fire Air Attack Base, and control tower. Also on display are the Sheriff’s Copter 10 and Mercy Air helicopters, along with other aircraft including World War II-era Classic Warbirds.


Aerial displays will include simulated rescues by the Sheriff’s Copter 10 and formation flying by the Classic Warbirds. Visitors can also view a Cal-Fire demonstration of firefighting techniques including a fly-by water drop. Smokey Bear, representing the U.S. Forest Service, will have gifts for children and fire safety tips. In addition, a Tricked Out Big Rig Truck Show is also included.


The event is free. Food, including a pancake breakfast and Mexican fiesta lunch, will be available for a charge. The airport is at 2926 Montecito Road in Ramona.


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