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National Aviation Day Celebration at CVG

Celebrate the miracle of flight at your hometown airport with a day full of your hometown favorites. Media are invited to attend both events.


·         Gold Star Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream are partnering with CVG to celebrate National Aviation Day and welcome more than 2,000 lucky passengers arriving in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky with signature cheese coneys and ice cream. Aviation Day festivities also include a band, aviation-themed giveaways and other surprises at the Welcome Point of the CVG Terminal.


·         Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck will provide aviation spectators at the Airplane Viewing Area (1459 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018) complementary treats beginning at 2:00 PM. *Limited supply, so first-come, first-served. Aviation-themed giveaways will also be handed out.


·         CVG will launch a scavenger hunt on social media for passengers to find Wilbur Wright (the eldest brother who developed the first successful airplane) throughout the Terminal and two Concourses. Hints will be shared on Twitter. Prizes will be awarded to the first passengers who spot Wilbur, snap a photo with him, and share on CVG’s Twitter account.


When:             Friday, August 18, 2017

                        Airplane Viewing Area celebration: 2:00 PM

                        Terminal celebration: 3:00 PM


Where:            Airplane Viewing Area, 1459 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018

                        CVG Airport, Terminal Lower Level, Welcome Point


RSVP:             Please arrive at 2:50 PM for Terminal event, and RSVP to 859-206-1057


About National Aviation Day

Each year, National Aviation Day is celebrated on August 19 to commemorate the history of flight. The holiday falls on the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the famous brothers historically credited with inventing, building and flying the first airplane. 


About Gold Star Chili

At Gold Star Chili, we don’t just Chili, we Chili Differently. Our founders perfected the secret blend of 15 spices that creates Gold Star Chili’s unique Cincinnati-style flavor in 1965. Still family-owned and operated, Gold Star Chili is made fresh daily to the same exacting standards of freshness and quality. Gold Star Chili serves Cincinnati Chili lovers with more than 80 restaurant locations in Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Indiana. Learn more atwww.goldstarchili.com.


About Graeters Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies.  Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time.  Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.


About CVG

CVG offers more nonstop destinations than any airport in the region, including direct international service to Paris, Toronto, Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana. CVGairport.com is your award-winning, travel-planning resource with flight status, security wait times, parking availability and weather.

CVG is one of the three global super-hubs for DHL, a top 10 cargo airport in North America and is recognized globally as a leading U.S. airport by SkyTrax World Airport Awards. CVG is the only airport in the country to receive Safety Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving the airport the highest level of protections under the Act.


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