The Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In will feature the newly named and enhanced Front Range Air Show during its 2007 event. In addition, the RMRFI will grow from two to three days, increasing the aviation activities available to the flying public and providing all attendees with more time to experience the fun.
The fly-in will be held June 22-24 at Front Range Airport, near the town of Watkins, located east of the Denver metro area on the I-70 corridor, just six miles southeast of Denver International Airport.
The air show’s new name not only represents its position as the premier annual aviation event for the Colorado Front Range region, but also its location at Front Range Airport. Along with the new name, the air show also has a new format, with different attractions each day, providing attendees with a wider variety of aircraft throughout the weekend than seen in the past.
“The air show will provide an exciting and exclusive aviation experience to the Front Range community,” said Scott McMillan, air show director.
The Saturday air show will feature precision solo and formation aerobatic performances by both local and national air show pilots. On Sunday, the air show will highlight historic warbirds and open with a special ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans, in keeping with a distinctive military theme planned for the event’s closing day.
Now in its fourth year at Front Range Airport and 29th year in the Denver metro area, the RMRFI is continuing a path of steady growth and increasing popularity. The newly expanded three-day event, which adds a full day of activities on Friday, is sure to please pilots who will enjoy greater access to aircraft judging, seminars and hands-on workshops, plus more free time to stroll through the exhibits and talk with fellow pilots.
“I’m thrilled that we’re going to provide better access to the event for the flying public,” said Jim Cimiluca, organization president and fly-in director.
Pilots will now be able to participate in aircraft judging on both Friday and Saturday. The RMRFI will present seminars all three days of the event and has also partnered with Denver representatives of the Federal Aviation Association Safety Team to offer a wider selection of topics than ever before. This new partnership will ensure that the RMRFI remains the leading venue for pilot education and safety seminars in the region.
The RMRFI is an outreach of the Experimental Aircraft Association, in the style of AirVenture. Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc., d.b.a. Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In, is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving and promoting recreational aviation and EAA by hosting an annual regional fly-in. Recreational aviation encompasses fun, families, building, restoring, flying, exploring and learning. The RMRFI’s mission places an emphasis on providing at-risk and gifted and talented children access to general aviation opportunities through education, introductory flight experience (EAA’s Young Eagles program), hands-on construction/technology seminars, Air Academy scholarships and flight training grants.
The EAA is an activity-oriented organization with 170,000 members who welcome everyone who wishes to participate in aviation.
For more information, visit [http://www.rmrfi.org], [http://www.frontrangeairshow.com] or call Jim Cimiluca at 720-323-6784.