CSA Cancels 2008 Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In
May 29, 2008 — Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc., the 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation responsible for the Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In and Front Range Air Show, announced the cancellation of the 2008 event due to several local and national factors delaying the planning process.
"We simply ran out of time to properly plan for the kind of quality event we wanted in 2008," said Jim Cimiluca, CSA President. Among the significant factors is a movement toward commercial aviation activity at Front Range Airport, whose five-year site agreement with the fly-in ends in 2008, as well as the continuing progress with EAA toward a long-term sponsorship/participation agreement.
"The entire Board feels the disappointment of those pilots and aviation enthusiasts who regularly attend the fly-in and air show. We have worked hard to develop a plan of action for next year and rest assured, we will have an event in 2009!" said Scott McMillan, CSA's vice president and director of the Front Range Air Show.
The Front Range Airport Authority and the Adams County Commissioners have been strong supporters of the event and have been pleased with the attention and recognition both the Fly-In and the Front Range Air Show have brought to the airport. Likewise, CSA is pleased with their experiences at Front Range and wishes the airport continued success in its future endeavors.
"We look forward to putting on another successful Fly-In and Air Show for our Colorado aviation community in 2009," said Cimiluca, adding that planning is already under way for the 2009 event.
About Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc.
Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(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.
The RMRFI and Front Range Air Show are presented by CSA and not EAA.