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Fremont Airport Fly-in and Air Show Saturday

Static displays of vintage aircraft are shown from the 2012 Air Show at the Fremont County Airport

The Fremont County Airport hosts its’ annual Fly-in, Air Show, and Open House on Saturday, September 28th.   Airport Manager Richard Baker says the day’s activities begin with a pancake breakfast and fly-in hosted by Chapter 808 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in the main hangar located next to the airport terminal office.   The breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m.

The air show begins at 10 a.m. with a Formation Flight demonstration by the Rocky Mountain Renegades flying their experimental Vans Aircraft RV series.    That will be followed by a solo performance from Don Nelson Air Shows in a Sukhoi 26 aircraft.  The Sukhoi 26 is basically a Bumble Bee with a seat and a control stick.    Hans Miesler from the Fremont County Airport will follow with a solo performance in his Vans RV4 plane.    The RV4 is an airplane that Miesler built himself.

Depending on the weather there will also be a number of static aircraft displays that the public can view.  Baker said they expect to have a number of warbirds and classic airplanes including a P51, a Sea Fury, and possibly a B25 aircraft.

Royal Gorge Heli Tours is scheduled to give helicopter rides and the skydiving companies will have booths set up to schedule jumps and provide information about skydiving.  There will be lunch available from several food vendors.

Except for the pancake breakfast, admission is free to the air show and all of the aircraft displays.   Activities and displays are expected to wrap up by 1:00 p.m. on the 28th so you’re encouraged to get there early.