Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. (CSA) today unveiled plans to add additional attractions to its air show and fly-in for 2010. Next year’s event will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of its venue. The Colorado Sport International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In will be held Aug. 28-29, 2010, at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colo.
The Casa Grande, Arizona-based COPPERSTATE Fly-In will include the Fuelventure 400 on October 24. This event is a competition to determine the most fuel efficient aircraft. The intent of Fuelventure 400 is to spawn competition for fuel efficiency improvements.
The competition is simple: each aircraft and passengers are weighed. Each entrant then flies a 400-mile triangular course. Upon completion, the aircraft and passengers are again weighed and the difference in weight is fuel burned. Calculations are performed and two types of awards are given. One set of awards are based on the CAFE Foundation formula which gives credit for cruise speed and passenger payload. The other set of awards are for pure miles per gallon.
Over $1,000 in prize money will be given to the top finishers in each weight class. There will be no entry fee, but liability coverage is required. This event is open to all aircraft.
Bea vonTobel, manager of Port Orcas Airport (ORS), in Washington State’s San Juan Islands, tells GeneralAviationNews.com that she has “21 grass tiedown spots, each with an ocean view, inviting pilots to come and stay overnight camped under the wing. At $6.00 a night, hot shower available, it makes a great spot for families to come and spend time on the island.”