Vintage aircraft, thrills, and a roaring good time for all!
More than 40 aircraft are scheduled to appear at the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show, Aug. 9 and 10, at
The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show will feature daily flyovers, aerobatic demonstrations, displays and exhibits at the Colorado Springs Airport. Food and refreshments will be available. The air show will be staged along the west side of the airport off Aviation Way.
Tickets may be reserved or volunteers may sign up to work the air show at: http://www.pprairshow.org/
Interactive exhibits scheduled for the air show include:
• The Red Tail Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, featuring a special P51C decked out in the colors of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen”, the first black air-combat unit of the American armed forces. A 40-foot screen with seating for 30 people features stories and the thrilling accounts of these acclaimed aviators.
• The Sonic Boom Flight Simulator gives four “pilots” at a time the look, feel and sound of flying the F16 and the P51, of flying through canyons or in an interspace dog fight.
• The Educational Hangar provides youngsters with key knowledge about how an aircraft is controlled, and what keeps an aircraft in the air, all in a fun setting.
For more information on exhibits and activities see the air show website listing: http://www.pprairshow.org/index.php?page=things-to-do
The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show is piloted by a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and will benefit two museums in Colorado Springs: the National Museum of World War II Aviation and the Peterson Air and Space Museum.
The air show is planned and operated by community volunteers.
Key sponsors of the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show are: James and Jane Slattery, GE Johnson Construction Company, Perkins Motor Company, El Pomar Foundation, Culebra Properties, Navy Federal Credit Union, Wells Fargo Advisors, Phil Long Dealerships, Norwood Development Group, RMC Distributing, AV Fuel, and Chief Petroleum.
The National Museum of World War II Aviation opened its doors in October, 2012, after several years of fundraising and planning by its board of directors. The museum campus occupies 20 acres with 44,000 sq. ft. in three hangars at the Colorado Springs Airport at 755 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs 80916, and is co-located with WestPac Restorations’ 65,000 sq. ft. restoration facility, one of the nation’s premier restorers of WWII-era aircraft. http://www.worldwariiaviation.org/
The Peterson Air and Space Museum is one of 12 field museums that make up the US Air Force History and Heritage Program. It is located within an 8.3 acre Colorado State Historic District at Peterson AFB. The museum is dedicated to the acquisition, exhibition, and preservation of historically significant air and space artifacts, and to provide a foundation for research and learning about early Colorado Springs aviation and the air and space heritage of Peterson AFB. The museum is open to the public with prior coordination. The procedures, along with a description of the museum is at: http://www.petemuseum.org/
the Colorado Springs Airport. Most are flying examples of America’s best aircraft from WWII, and include bombers, fighters, trainers and more.