FIFI to return to Rocky Mountain Airshow

DENVER — The world’s only flying World War II B-29 Superfortress FIFI will appear at this year’s Rocky Mountain Airshow.

FIFI has proven to be one of the biggest attendance draws to airshows across the country and will be making the only appearance in the Denver area at the Rocky Mountain Airshow this Aug. 16-18, organizers note.

In keeping with a history of showcasing military forces, the Rocky Mountain Airshow will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Colorado National Guard aviation.

The Rocky Mountain Airshow features aerial performances, hot air balloons to rockets. The Adventure Zone/Space Pavilion with aviation focused STEM programs returns, along with the 34th annual Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In. The Rocky Mountain BalloonFest in conjunction with the airshow, brings hot air balloons back to Denver with a Friday night glow and morning sunrise launches and a myriad of color to the skies.

“We will be bringing some of the most sought after aerobatic performers to Denver this year,” stated Scott McMillan, Airshow Director.

Event Chairman Jim Cimiluca adds, “We work hard year ’round to bring the best aviation experience possible to our great fans. This year will feature the easiest access, rarest performances and some great surprises you won’t see anywhere else.”

Colorado Sport Aviation Inc. continues the tradition of presenting scholarships and giving back to the community by contributing almost $100,000 in funds this year. Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Berkman/Langen Flight Training and A&P Mechanics Scholarships. There are categories for everyone from the folks who’ve only dreamt about flying or fixing aircraft to those working on advancing their ratings. Information is available on the event website.

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