On October 3, 1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon left Sabishiro Beach in Misawa, Japan, to fly Miss Veedol across the ocean in the first non-stop, trans Pacific flight. After 41 hours in the air, Miss Veedol crash-landed on the bluffs above East Wenatchee. The Wenatchee Valley has been connected to Misawa and the aviation world ever since and Pangborn's Festival of Flight was created to celebrate this historic event.
Join us Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Pangborn Memorial Airport from 9 AM to 3 PM in celebration of East Wenatchee's aviation history! See over 100 amazing aircraft -including 2 of the planes from the feature film "Devotion." Enjoy lunch from our delicious food vendors, have your face painted, visit our exhibitors and have fun learning through hands-on Japanese activities.