Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Broomfield, Colorado
DENVER, Colorado: Building on a proud history of presenting the best in aviation to the region, the Rocky Mountain Airshow is bigger than ever this year featuring not only astounding aerial performances but adding in Hot Air Balloons and the first rocket launch seen at any air show in the country! “We are thrilled to bring the most sought after aerobatic performers to Denver this year,” stated Jim Cimiluca, Event Chairman. “Kirby Chambliss is a five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and two time Red Bull Air Race World Champion. We are also proud to be selected by a very exclusive team as one of only 20 events worldwide to host the USAF F-22 Raptor. Performances by other military demo teams have fallen victim to tough budget cuts. It’s very possible this may be the only chance we get to see the world’s air dominance leader perform for us in Denver.” A joint collaboration between United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace will make air show history by launching the 17 ft Stars and Stripes Rocket at the show. The Intern Rocket Program provides a valuable hands-on learning experience for college interns and high school students to gain experience with new design concepts, manufacturing techniques and launch procedures and makes for quite a spectacular display! The all new Rocky Mountain BalloonFest brings Hot Air Balloons back to Denver with a Friday night glow and morning sunrise launches and features the first appearance of the Planet Earth balloon as well as the ever popular Smokey the Bear promoting fire prevention. The line-up adds to the widest range of attractions already scheduled for the weekend long aviation event with non-stop entertainment on the ground as well as in the air. There is truly something for all ages and the entire family!
Current list of performers scheduled to appear are:
USAFA Wings of Blue Parachute Demo, Rocky Mountain Renegades, Don Nelson, Matt Tanner, Dan Buchanan, USAFA Glider Demo, Gary Rower, Melissa & Rex Pemberton, Red Stars, Stars & Stripes Rocket Launch, Don Nelson/Matt Tanner, Mark Johnson/Roy Halladay, Pyro the Jet Truck, Kent Pietch, Trojan Phlyers, Kirby Chambliss, F-22 Raptor/Heritage Flight
The 10th annual air show kicks off the premier aviation weekend in the Rocky Mountain Region with the Friday night twilight air show followed by the Hot Air Balloon Glow and then Fireworks presented by Webroot Security. The AdventureZonetm kid’s area will showcase numerous activities and hands on projects to engage and excite kids of all ages while emphasizing the importance of STEM curricula. Hundreds of aircraft from across the country will also be on site for the 33rd annual Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-in held in conjunction with the air show. The area’s best food concessions will be on hand to meet the desires of any palate. Enjoy a variety of vendors and exhibits including the Nissan NEXT Mobile Innovation Center Tour. Discount tickets are still available online. Visit www.RMAIRSHOW.com for all the details and to purchase tickets in advance.
Committed to promoting involvement in aviation, Colorado Sport Aviation Inc., founder and host of the Rocky Mountain Airshow, offers annual scholarships through their Berkman/Langen Memorial Fund. Deadline for application is August 13. Interested persons should visit www.rmairshow.com for information.
About Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc.: Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. is a Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to serve and promote recreational aviation through the hosting of an annual Air Show and Regional Fly-In. Recreational aviation encompasses: