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Local pilots to greet kids at St. Louis Regional Airport, then there’s pizza

EAST ALTON – Children will get the chance to see what it feels like to be in a cockpit during Pizza, Planes and Pilots on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Louis Regional Airport.

stlfregioonalairportfamiliesAs a bonus, kids will receive a free pizza at High Flyers Grille on the airport grounds.

Local pilots will be available to meet children and their parents and showcase their personal planes at this first-ever event. Owners/pilots will answer questions and talk about what it’s like to fly in the sky. The event is free and sponsored by the participants.

After exploring the planes, kids can enjoy a free, one topping pizza with the purchase of an adult entrée.

“This is an exciting new event that mixes the awesome taste of pizza with an opportunity for kids to see an airplane up close and talk one-on-one with local pilots,” said Brett Stawar, president and CEO of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Pizza, Planes and Pilots is part of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau Kid’Cation promotion. This family-friendly event provides families with kid-centric vacation options at the end of the summer before school begins.

For more information, go to or call the Alton Visitors Center at 1 (800) 258-6645.

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