The Colorado Sport International Air Show comes to Denver Aug. 22 and 23 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.
The daily air show will feature a flight demonstration of the F-16 Viper jet, as well as fly-bys including a Russian MiG-17, T-33 Shooting Star, T-28 Trojan and mass formations by the Red Stars, flying Chinese Nanchangs and Soviet Yaks. Solo aerobatic performances will include local air show pilot Don Nelson flying a Russian Sukoi, Randy Harris in a Steen Skybolt and Gary Rower in a Stearman. Also on hand will be the United States Air Force Academy Glider Team and Colorado Air National Guard.
Saturday night features the Barnstormer’s Ball and a Twilight Air Show. The Barnstormer’s Ball will include music, food and beer vendors and the opportunity to meet the air show pilots. The Twilight Air Show will feature skydiver Walter Green, aerobatic pilots Don Nelson and Gary Rower, the Red Stars and a Colorado sunset behind the Rocky Mountains. The event will conclude with a hot air balloon glow, courtesy of the Colorado Balloon Club.
The airport grounds will be full of activities for the whole family, including vendors, hundreds of aircraft on display, a KidSpace activity center, Stories from the Ramp, aviation forums and more.
Gates open at 8 a.m. The daily air show takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the Barnstormer’s Ball and the special Twilight Air Show at 7 p.m.
For more information: COSportAviation.org