Plans Ramp up for 31st Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In
July 22, 2010 — A weekend jam-packed with aviation activities makes the Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In (RMRFI) a fun summer event for pilots and aviation enthusiasts from across the country. The 31st annual Fly-In will take place August 28-29 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) in Denver, Colorado.
“The wide range of pilot-related activities at the 2010 event represents Colorado Sport Aviation’s continuing dedication to the flying community.” says Jim Cimiluca, president of CSA, which hosts the event.
Event volunteers will greet pilots flying in to the RMRFI with the Pilot Stimulus Package, including a free pancake breakfast for the first 100 pilots who fly in to the event and register their aircraft, beginning at 7 a.m. opening day. Pilots and aircraft owners may enter their aircraft for judging against the other aircraft on display. Winners will receive awards and bragging rights. Aircraft owners interested in selling their aircraft or pilots considering buying will want to check out the new sales display area and take advantage of CSA website listings.
A German Tornado and an MV-22 Osprey will be among the many aircraft on static display along with up to 100 exhibitors that will fill the spacious Metro Airport ramp. On the main stage, CSA will present Stories from the Ramp throughout the weekend, featuring personal stories and insight from industry professionals.
“Our Flying with Adversity program exemplifies the mission of ‘Inspiring the Pilots of Tomorrow’ better than any,” says Cimiluca. “Nearly every pilot has a story of something he or she needed to overcome to achieve the dream of flight. CSA hopes to showcase these efforts with the simple message that a wheelchair and a pilot’s seat are not mutually exclusive. The dream of flight is one to be shared.”
This year’s speakers include members of the Greatest Generation and Vietnam Veterans, Dr. Joshua Wurman from the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, Astronaut Dale Gardner, Wing Walker Ashley Battles, and Col. Fitzroy “Buck” Newsome of the Tuskegee Airmen. A number of authors will also be present to discuss their aviation-themed books and sign autographs.
CSA will host informational Forums on topics including Light Sport Flying and Aviation Security, with an emphasis on the flying public and general aviation. CSA is also reintroducing aircraft building workshops and providing opportunities for new groups to present workshops.
In the air, the event features the Manufacturer’s Showcase with new aircraft flight demos and the Colorado Sport International Air Show, with two performances daily and a Twilight Air Show and fireworks display on Saturday night. For all the details, visit www.cosportaviation.org.