If you have a love of all things aviation, and you've passed that passion on to your kids, this is an event to share with each other!

The Sioux Falls Airshow Discover Aviation Day is coming up on Thursday, August 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Maverick Air Center, 4301 North Maverick Place in Sioux Falls.

This event is a place where you'll discover how important S.T.E.M. subjects are in the aviation field. As we have witnessed recently, more and more people will be flying. Even flying beyond our atmosphere. There is always something new coming in the aviation world.

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Discovery Aviation Day is for kids of all ages and they're having a fantastic list of participants this year who will be presenting a wide variety of fun activities for everyone to engage in.

  • Aerostar
  • EAA Chapter 289
  • Sod Busters R/C Club
  • Sioux Falls Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol
  • Lincoln County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol
  • Women in Aviation Great Planes Chapter
  • Beresford Area Radio Flyers
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Lake Area Technical Institute
  • Legacy Aviation
  • South Dakota State University
  • Starbase: South Dakota
  • NOVA Courage
  • EROS
  • FAA Air Traffic Control
  • National Weather Service NOAA
  • South Dakota Pilot's Association
  • Vanguard Squadron
  • Sioux Falls Airport Crash Fire Rescue
  • Sioux Falls Fire Department - Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Avera Careflight
  • Sanford AirMed
  • Department of Homeland Security - Customs & Border Protection
  • CAF Joe Foss Squadron
  • Elite Unmanned - Aircraft Systems
  • Gyrocopter
  • Air Force Association
  • South Dakota Air National Guard
  • South Dakota Army National Guard

They are also in need of volunteers to bring this event off, so you can even be an integral part of this special day by helping to put it on! If you'd like to volunteer contact Rick Tupper at rick.tupper@augie.edu

For more information, see the Sioux Falls Airshow website.

Flashback 1992: Inside Sioux Falls Old Washington High School

The modern marvel that is YouTube never ceases to amaze me. Sure, there's plenty of garbage there, but you can also find some gems.

Like this video from 1992. It's a sort of video time capsule of the old Washington High School in Sioux Falls. If you came to The Queen City in the last couple of decades, you may only know the building downtown as the Washington Pavilion, a center of Sioux Falls arts and culture.

Before it was the Pavilion, the corner of Main Avenue and 11th Street in Sioux Falls was home to many of the city's schools for most of the 20th century.

Built on the site of the former Central School, WHS's first class of 328 students started in 1908. It was the only high school in Sioux Falls until Lincoln High was completed in 1965.

The class of 1992 was the last class of Sioux Falls to graduate from the old Washington High. That fall the new WHS, constructed on N. Sycamore Ave on the east side of the city, took over the name and educational mission.

Check out the shots below for a flashback to 1992.

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