Thursday, December 3, 2015

Santa to Join Turbo the Flying Dog for Free Holiday Event at the Airport

Frederick, MD – Families are invited to join Santa Claus and children’s book sensation Turbo the Flying Dog at Paws and Planes: Holiday at the Airport. The event is being held at the AOPA National Aviation Community Center at the Frederick Municipal Airport on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm and will feature photos with Santa and Turbo, educational activities, story times, and a book signing. Santa will arrive by plane at 1:15pm to start the festivities.

This free event is a joint effort by the Sugarloaf Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and the authors of the children’s book series, Turbo the Flying Dog to raise awareness among the community about both aviation and animal rescue.


-Flight simulators
-How airplanes fly
-How hot air balloons fly
-Aviation navigation
-Aviation weather
-The phonetic alphabet
-Aviation radios

Special guests include:

-The stars and authors of the Turbo the Flying Dog series, to include book readings and signings
-The Sugarloaf 99s
-Frederick County Animal Control
-The College Park Aviation Museum
-Tailwinds Over Frederick Hot Air Balloon

And Santa himself!

Event Info

December 12, 2015
1pm - 4pm
AOPA National Aviation Community Center
296 Bucheimer Rd
Frederick, MD

About the Sugarloaf Ninety-Nines (

The Sugarloaf Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc. is based at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, MD (KFDK). The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of approximately 5,000 licensed pilots from 35 countries. Their mission is to Promote world fellowship through flight, Provide networking and scholarship opportunities for women and aviation education in the community, and Preserve the unique history of women in aviation. The Sugarloaf Chapters meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm either at the airport or in a nearby location for a business meeting and meet informally throughout the month to participate in various flying activities. Certificated women pilots, their spouses, partners, or guests, and any woman interested in exploring aviation opportunities are welcome to join.

About Turbo the Flying Dog (

Turbo the Flying Dog is a light hearted aviation children’s book series for ages 4-8 based off the real life adventures of author Victoria Zajko’s dog. In December 2012 Zajko, a commercial pilot, and her pilot husband flew from their home in Maryland to West Virginia to adopt a puppy from a local rescue. Turbo was the only appropriate name for the pup, who took to flying right from the beginning. Since then, Turbo has logged over 90 hours of flight time, including flying to Canada and the Bahamas!

Victoria Zajko & Kelly Kennedy
turbotheflyingdog at

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