Rocky Mountain Airshow moves up a week next year

DENVER — Advance tickets are now on sale for the Rocky Mountain Airshow, which moves up a week in 2013 with new dates of Aug. 16-18.

Organizers report that this year’s airshow broke all previous attendance records throughout the weekend with attendance of 60,000. Featuring aerial performances, the show added Hot Air Balloons and expanded the Adventure Zone/Space Pavilion with aviation focused STEM programs, along with hosting the 33rd annual Rocky Mountain Regional Fly In.

“We were thrilled to bring the most sought after aerobatic performers to Denver this year,” stated Jim Cimiluca, Event Chairman. “Kirby Chambliss, five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and two time Red Bull Air Race World Champion was incredible. We were very proud to be selected by a very exclusive team as one of only 20 events worldwide to host the USAF F-22 Raptor. 2013 will bring even more excitement with new additions yet to be announced.”

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: fun, families, building, restoring, flying, exploring and learning. Their mission places an emphasis on providing at-risk and gifted & talented children access to general aviation opportunities through education, Flight Training Grants, introductory flight experience, and hands-on construction/technology seminars.

Colorado Sport Aviation continued its tradition of presenting scholarships and giving back to the community by contributing almost $100,000 this year. This brings its total scholarship and contribution amount to over $300,000 over the past four years since relocating the airshow to the current location at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colo.

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