The Colorado Sport International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In, slated for Aug. 28-29 at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colo., will feature the Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey among the aircraft on display.
Marines from Marine Tiltrotor Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX 22) will fly the aircraft in from Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, for static display at the event. The tilt-rotor aircraft is one of the Marine Corps’ newest combat-tested aircraft, having shown its capabilities during its first deployment in expeditionary air operations in 2009 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Osprey is a multi-engine, dual-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing, medium-lift aircraft designed for combat, combat support and combat service support. Spectators may take pictures beside the aircraft and its pilots and crewmembers will be available to answer questions.
Also new for 2010, the trio of Team Chaos, performing its all-out aerobatics in the midst of smoke, fire and the roaring engine of their jet-powered truck, will headline the Colorado Sport International Air Show. Additional performances will include aerobatic routines by Tim Decker flying a Pitts, Dan Buchanan flying his powered hang glider, local air show pilot Don Nelson flying a Russian Sukhoi, and Gary Rower flying his Stearman biplane, as well as a mass formation by the Red Stars, flying Chinese Nanchangs and Russian Yaks.
For more information: CoSportAviation.org