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2014 Fremont Airshow a Big Hit

The Rocky Mountain Renegades fly in formation as they opened the September 27th airshow at the Fremont County Airport.

A crowd estimated at just under 2,000 people enjoyed the Fremont County Airport’s third annual Fly-in and Airshow on Saturday, September 27th.    The Fremont County Cattlewomen fed a throng of folks for breakfast before the air show kicked off at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Rocky Mountain Renegades.   The airshow also included performances by Don Nelson air shows, Hans Meisler, and a special fly-by demonstration of a P-51 bomber.

Colorado Regional Fire Management Officer Joe Lobiondo is pictured next to the PC-12 Pilatus that came to Fremont County to take part in the air show. The Pilatus serves as the lead plane directing single engine air tankers in making fire retardant drops in fighting wildfires. The firefighting planes that are stationed at the airport through the summer returned for the September 27th air show.

The air show also gave Fremont County residents the chance to get a close-up look at the firefighting apparatus stationed at the Fremont County Airport that has been used for initial aerial attack on wildfires in southern Colorado.   Colorado Regional Fire Management Officer Joe LoBiondo was on hand and helped arrange for display of the multi mission Pilatus PC-12 aircraft along with a T-888 single engine air tanker.

The Fremont StarFire Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol took part in the day’s event as cadets in the program volunteered their time to direct traffic and park cars.   They also entertained and educated kids with activities in the new CAP modular office building erected recently at the airport.