Well, the arrival of spring marks that exciting time in the Northwest when the weather warms and aviation events begin to flourish. One of my favorites aviation events is right in my own backyard next weekend- the Colorado Pilots Association’s Rocky Mountain Light Sport Expo at Front Range Airport (KFTG), Saturday and Sunday May 18th and 19th. Now, if you are thinking that the Rocky Mountain Light Sport Aviation Expo is only for light sport pilots, think again!
As event coordinator Ann Anderson notes, the Expo is for ALL pilots even if you don’t fly light sport and it is organized, planned and executed by the Colorado Pilot’s Association. The Aviation Expo will not only feature light sport aircraft, but also general aviation aircraft, vintage aircraft, radial engine aircraft and even law enforcement aircraft. Top that all off with seminars on the latest UAS (drone) technology, lots of great food, tons of activities and vendors, an iPad mini drawing and then ask yourself…why wouldn’t you want to be there?
The Expo is sponsoring a photography contest this year for all you shutterbugs. The details of the contest along with the entry form can be found on the event website at www.rmlsaexpo.com The contest is already receiving some great entries so this should be a fun addition to the Expo. The contest categories are 1) Light Sport Aircraft, 2) General Aviation Aircraft and, 3) Vintage Aircraft. Top prize in each category will be $100, so why not enter your pictures?
Saturday is also the National Armed Forces Appreciation Day which will be honored at the Expo. There will be WWII reenactments among other activities to honor and appreciate our military. Plus we plan to have some Warbirds from across the state on display.
And last but not least, here are the magic words you’ve all been waiting for…
So stop by and see me at the AOPA booth in the display hangar, and let’s talk some flying!