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Rocky Mountain Fly-In Opens at Denver Saturday

Twilight

August 18, 2009 — Colorado Sport Aviation (CSA) will present the Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In (RMRFI) this weekend, August 22-23, at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (formerly Jeffco). Pilots who arrive early enough might qualify for what organizers are calling the 2009 Special Pilot Stimulus Package.

The first 250 attendees flying in (pilots and passengers) will receive a crisp $2 bill upon completing on-site aircraft registration. In addition, the person registering the aircraft will receive a Pilot Stimulus Package including the current issue of GANews, locally published Pilot Mag, along with some surprise items.

Also, every 10th arriving registered aircraft is eligible for a FREE pint of ASL Camguard. Just bring the coupon from your Pilot Stimulus Package to booth #A3, provide your N-number and see if you’re a winner.

EAA members who show their membership card will receive discounted admission, courtesy of the Colorado Sport International Air Show (CSA).
This is the first RMRFI to be held at Rocky Mountain Metro, opening a new chapter for the 29-year fly-in. Previous events have been held at Front Range, Greeley, Longmont, and most recently, Watkins airports. Last year’s event was not held as CSA reorganized its partnership with EAA and planned the move to the new venue.

KidSpace Activity Center

The airport may be new, but the popular KidSpace Activity center returns allowing youngsters of all ages to learn plane and a rocket building; register for a free EAA Young Eagle flights at the Flight Deck; and find a place to relax at the Landing Zone.

Aircraft judging competition
Aircraft owners are encouraged to enter their aircraft judging competition, using established official EAA judging standards, in five categories: Vintage, Warbird, Homebuilt (kit and plans built), and Light Sport. Awards will be presented for Grand Champion and “most recent first flight.” The Awards Presentation will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. next to the Flight Line Chalet. (Winners must be present at awards presentation to be eligible for trophy.)

Several forums sponsored by local flight schools and avionics manufacturers will be presented both days and include:

  • What You Need to Know to Become a Pilot - Journey's Aviation
  • Glass Panel-Practical or Sexy - Dynon Avionics
  • Introduction to Mountain Flying - Journey's Aviation
  • Introduction to Basic Helicopter Flight - Rotors of the Rockies

Speakers on the Ramp

A variety of speakers will give talks on their personal experiences including General Tom Perero, Allan Lockheed Jr., Dr. Joshua Wurman (Storm Chasers), General Bob Titus, and the Red Tails (Tuskegee Airmen).

Pilots flying in are urged to become familiar with the pilot information posted at www.cosportaviation.org/pilot.htm. Monitor the current NOTAMS for tower frequencies, approach/departure procedures, Mode C veil waiver, VFR procedures, ultralight/helicopter/no-radio procedures, hours of operations for this event and airport closures.

The Airport will be closed for three hours Saturday and Sunday during the day for the Colorado Sport International Air Show and Showcase Fly-Bys and Saturday evening for the Twilight Air Show.

Full information and schedules are available at www.cosportaviation.org. The RMRFI is presented by CSA and not the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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