Thursday, December 4, 2008

Colorado Sport International Air Show

DENVER, Colorado, December 4, 2008 — Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. (CSA), the 501©(3) non-profit corporation which organizes the Colorado Sport International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In, today announced that its Board of Directors is excited to bring its 2009 Air Show and Fly-In to the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport August 22 & 23, 2009.

"We are anticipating something truly spectacular as we work together to incorporate the very successful annual Metro Airport Open House into our event," said Jim Cimiluca, CSA's president and event chairman. "The CSA Board is very excited about the new venue, because it brings the event into the Denver metro area, making it easily accessible to aviation enthusiasts all along the Front Range. In addition, the venue provides a stunning backdrop for the air show as well as excellent accommodations for fly-in aircraft, camping and all the activities associated with the fly-in. Metro Airport's added onsite capabilities and easy access to many local businesses, accommodations, and restaurants in the Denver metro area will also enable the event to reach its desired future potential."

"Metro Airport is happy to partner with CSA to bring this great event into the Denver metro area and help expand its future potential," said Kenny Maenpa, Airport Manager. "We are pleased to host an event which not only serves pilots and the aviation industry throughout the Rocky Mountain region, but also provides family fun and enjoyment for our neighbors in the surrounding communities and across the State."

The RMRFI has a 29-year history of bringing the fun and fascination of general aviation to the Colorado Front Range and previously has been held in Greeley, Longmont and most recently Watkins. CSA did not hold an event in 2008, but rather spent the time reorganizing its partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association and making all the necessary arrangements to move the event to its new venue.

Information on the event, including all the additional services and amenities available at the new venue, will be posted CSA's new web site at as it becomes available. CSA is currently finalizing negotiations with Metro Airport and expects to begin planning meetings for the 2009 event this month. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, please visit the web site frequently for all the exciting opportunities to become involved with this event.

About Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc:
Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501©(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to serve and promote recreational aviation by hosting an annual regional fly-in. Recreational aviation encompasses fun, families, building, restoring, flying, exploring and learning. The CSA'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.

About Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport:
Established in 1960, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is located in Jefferson County, Colorado, on the northwestern edge of the Denver metropolitan area and just southwest of Boulder. Its diverse geographical setting includes urban, rural, and mountain communities. The Airport is an important component of the air transportation system serving the Denver metropolitan area and the region, providing a safe, efficient operating environment for all classes of general aviation and corporate aircraft. The Airport is also a designated general aviation reliever of Denver International Airport, making it a vital component of the regional and national airport systems. Metro Airport averages over 180,000 operations a year, making it Colorado's fourth busiest airport. Located in Class D airspace, Metro Airport is operational 24 hours a day. To improve overall efficiency of air traffic, the Airport anticipates ground breaking in March, 2009 on a new Air Traffic Control Tower, approximat ely 130 feet tall. In addition, the Airport continues to provide many benefits to local business and industry, and supports economic development throughout the County and region.

The RMRFI is presented by CSA and not the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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Jim Cimiluca
CSA President

Shelly Fritzler
Director of Marketing

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