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SUU Aviation Opens Hanger to Public for 4th of July Fireworks

Published: June 28, 2018 | Category: Community Outreach

Fireworks in Cedar CityGet the best seat in Cedar City for the annual Independence Day fireworks show and enjoy a night with Southern Utah University Aviation at the T-Bird Hangar Party and Fireworks.

SUU Aviation is opening their hangar to the public to enjoy music, have a meet and greet with pilots and their planes, free snow cones provided by the aviation department and the best view of the Cedar City Fourth of July Fireworks Show on Independence Day.

All are invited to bring their own pizza/picnic and lawn chairs, and enjoy a live music performance by 3hattrio, a band from the heart of Zion Canyon. The event starts at 7 p.m. Live music starts at 7:45 p.m. and lasts until dusk when the annual Cedar City fireworks show begins.

SUU Aviation pilots will be available for a meet-and-greet and show various aircraft on the tarmac. Community members will get a chance to have fun and friendly interaction with SUU’s pilots, ask questions and tour their state-of-the-art helicopters and planes.

“We are grateful for the community’s support of our program and want to show our appreciation by opening up our facility for the public to enjoy,” Executive Director of SUU Aviation and Chief Flight Instructor Mike Mower said. “City staff use the airport property for their annual fireworks show so we have the best seats in the city. Bring your family, tour our aircraft and meet our pilots — it will be a good time for everyone.”

The band 3hattrio, who is made up of local talent Hal Cannon, Eli Wrankle and Greg Istock, is known for their unique American desert music sound. The band aims to create new music that acknowledges the culture and people who work and live in the deserts of the American Southwest. 3hattrio has toured in many locations, including Scandinavia.

The SUU Professional Pilot Aviation Program uniquely prepares students for a career piloting aircraft in many aviation industries anywhere in the world. SUU Aviation offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot. For more information about SUU’s Professional Pilot Aviation Program call 435-865-8600.

If you go:

Who: Community invited

What: T-Bird Hangar Party and Fireworks Show

Where: Aviation Hangar located at 2410 Aviation Way
            When:
4 July; Event begins at 7 p.m.

Why: Public can enjoy best views of Cedar City firework show

Admission: Free


Contact Information:

Sadie Peterson
435-865-8031
communityeducation@suu.edu