Fly Prescott 10K Effort Taking Off

Help Prescott Regional Airport Fly 10,000 Departing Passengers by Dec. 31, and the City Will Receive Federal Funds for Airport Improvements.

 An updated airport is within reach. But the City of Prescott and the Prescott Regional Airport need your help to book 10,000 departing passengers by Dec. 31.

Once the airport reaches 10,000 “enplanements,” or travelers departing from Prescott’s Ernest A. Love Field via United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines, the City of Prescott will be eligible for federal grants up to $20 million, which can be used for improvements to the airport’s infrastructure and services.

However, the funding can’t be unlocked unless 10,000 enplanements are reached by Dec. 31. As of today, the airport is closing in on 7,000 tickets sold, which means it only needs about 3,000 more departing passengers to book their flights before the end of the year. By simply opting to fly out of Prescott this holiday season, on your next business trip or group getaway, you’ll help the airport reach its goal – and help make flying out of Prescott even more convenient in the near future.

To entice travelers to fly out of Prescott and take advantage of the services that are just minutes from home – and include free parking and short TSA lines – the City is offering up some exciting incentives by the way of the Fly Prescott 10Kcampaign.  During the promotion, any passenger who is lucky enough to be a “Milestone Passenger” (departing passenger number 7,000, 8,000, 9,000 or 10,000) will receive a fantastic prize – whichmay range from a night on the town to free roundtrip tickets to Los Angeles or Denver from Prescott. But you can’t win if you don’t fly out of Prescott!

According to airport staff, each goal will likely be met during the following dates (which are subject to change):
• 7,000 – November 18-24
• 8,000 – December 1-7
• 9,000 – December 15-21
• 10,000 – December 24-31

In order to be eligible for prizes – and for their fare to count toward the Fly Prescott 10K goal, all passengers traveling from Prescott must book their trip and depart from Prescott by Dec. 31, 2018. If you’re one of the lucky “Milestone Passengers,” you will be contacted by an official representative of the City of Prescott with instructions on how you can claim your prize.

If you have plans to travel this holiday season, book your flights through United.com and choose to fly out of Prescott Regional Airport (PRC). And be sure to tell your friends and family to do the same. This way, even if you aren’t a “Milestone Passenger,” someone you know may be – and just might let you join them if they win a prize.

Flights to Los Angeles (LAX) or Denver (DEN) and beyond are available now – and hundreds of destinations are available by connection. Book your travel at United.com – and help our entire community by allowing the City of Prescott to unlock funds forairport improvements.

To follow the Fly Prescott 10K campaign’s progress or cheer on our community, check out the City of Prescott or the Prescott Regional Airport Facebook pages.

 

Embry-Riddle and City of Prescott Present Wings Out West Airshow Oct. 6

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. There will also be comments from Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli, and an E.A. Love display hosted by the City of Prescott. For more information about other activities honoring E.A. Love, go to www.prescott-az.gov.

“Embry-Riddle is excited to once again partner with the City of Prescott to offer the Wings Out West Airshow to our friends, family, students, alumni, and our community,” said Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. “As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our campus and the 90th anniversary of Ernest A. Love Field, it seems only right to join together for the celebration.”

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. For additional information about parking, including maps and more detailed airport information, go to www.PRCAirport.com.

“We are pleased to continue the Wings Out West partnership with Embry-Riddle for the second year in a row,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.  “Last year, Dr. Ayers and the university leadership agreed to open up their annual alumni event to the public, and invited the City to co-host. That airshow was a huge success, and we expect the event to grow even larger this year.”

Mayor Mengarelli added that 2018 has been a big year for the Airport. United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines now flies non-stop seven days a week to Denver, and six days a week to Los Angeles International Airport. “These are 50 seat, full-service jets that can get you from Prescott to Los Angeles in under an hour,” he said. “Plus with a number of connections available in Denver and LAX, you can get to hundreds of destinations worldwide with just one stop from Prescott airport. This is a game changer for travel in our region.”

This same United Express CRJ200 aircraft is scheduled to be on display during the Wings Out West airshow.

For additional information on Wings Out West performers, visit: http://prescott.erau.edu/octoberwest/wings-out-west-airshow/index.html.

 

EMBRY-RIDDLE MEDIA CONTACT:

Jason Kadah, Communications Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.; Office: (928) 777-6731; jason.kadah@erau.edu.

 

CITY OF PRESCOTT MEDIA CONTACT:

John Heiney, Community Outreach Manager, Prescott Tourism Office, Prescott, Ariz.; (928) 777-1220; john.heiney@prescott-az.gov.

 

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.

 

About the City of Prescott

At 5,200 feet in elevation, adjacent to the Prescott National Forest, one of the largest pine forests in the country, Prescott enjoys a mild four season climate and is a popular outdoor recreation destination that also boasts a rich history and a thriving arts community.  Prescott is home to Ernest A. Love Airfield, one of the busiest airports in Arizona.  Prescott also boasts three institutes of higher learning, including Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College, and Prescott College.  Prescott was recently named one of the top Happiest and Healthiest Communities in the nation by Time Magazine, and number one place to live in the Southwest by Sunset Magazine.  For more information go to www.prescott-az.gov or www.visit-prescott.com.