PALMDALE – Connect1NG will be joining 14 other volunteer groups this Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42 as the newest member of the City of Palmdale’s Adopt-a-Plane program.
“We’re pleased to welcome Connect1NG, an employee group of Northrop Grumman, to this very important volunteer program that helps keep our Airpark in outstanding condition for our visitors,” said Palmdale’s Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones.
Several volunteer groups have “adopted” aircraft at the park, which means that they commit to cleaning their aircraft display on pretty much a monthly basis.
Among the adoption duties are picking up trash and debris, pulling weeds and keeping dirt and dust off the planes.
Connect1NG has adopted the F-5 Tiger, which was manufactured by Northrop Aviation in Hawthorne.
Each group that adopts a plane has a sign displayed next to its adopted aircraft. Currently, groups that have adopted planes at the park include:
- The Air Force Association-Antelope Valley Chapter
- Antelope Valley American Red Cross Youth
- Antelope Valley Sea Cadets
- AV Riders
- Friends of DCMA Palmdale
- Highland High School Law & Government Academy
- Highland High School Air Force Junior ROTC
- Knight High School Air Force ROTC
- Major McManus Boys Club
- Lancaster High School Eagles Robotics Club
- Muroc Young Marines
- Northrop Grumman Recreation Club of the Antelope Valley
- Rosamond High School Air Force Junior ROTC
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3552
- The Cochran Family
- The Antelope Valley Sunrise Rotary Club will be providing refreshments for the volunteers.
“If your group is looking for a way to get involved in the community, this program provides an excellent opportunity with a minimal time commitment,” Jones said.
To learn more about the Adopt-a-Plane program, call 661-267-5181 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/airpark/adoptaplane.
(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)