Southern Utah University Aviation opens hangar to public for 4th of July fireworks show

Children participate in a meet-and-greet with Southern Utah University’s Aviation program pilots during the 2017 Red Sky Rally event, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News/Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Get 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 Show.”

A flyer advertises Southern Utah University Aviation’s “T-Bird Hangar Party and Fireworks Show” | Image courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News/Cedar City News | Click on image to enlarge

SUU Aviation is opening its hangar Wednesday to the public at 7 p.m. for music, a meet-and-greet with pilots, free snow cones and the best view of the fireworks show.

All are invited to bring their own picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy a live music performance by 3hattrio starting at 7:45 p.m. and going until dusk when the fireworks show begins. The group 3hattrio is made up of local talent Hal Cannon, Eli Wrankle and Greg Istock, who aim to create music that acknowledges the culture and people who work and live in the deserts of the American Southwest. The group has toured in many locations, including Scandinavia.

During the event, SUU Aviation pilots will be available for a meet-and-greet and will show various aircraft on the tarmac, offering community members the chance to interact with SUU’s pilots, ask questions and tour its 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,” Mike Mower, executive director and chief flight instructor of SUU Aviation, said in a news release. “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 SUU Professional Pilot Aviation Program prepares students for a career piloting aircraft in many aviation industries around the world. SUU Aviation offers training in rotor wing pilot or fixed wing pilot. For more information about the program, call 435-865-8600.

Event details

  • What: T-Bird Hangar Party and Fireworks Show.
  • When: Wednesday, July 4, at 7 p.m.
  • Where: SUU Aviation hangar, 2410 Aviation Way, Cedar City.
  • Admission: Free and open to the public.

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