June 04 2013 0Comment

Highlights from B-17 Week

June 4-9, 2013

Here are a few highlights from B-17 Week:

  • Thousands of area guests through the week appreciate our aviation heritage, and Colorado’s continuing leadership through our celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Colorado National Guard.  We had a model of Exploration of Flight for visitors to enjoy.
  • The Hangar Dance on Saturday was our best ever.  Some 400 guests enjoyed food, music, dancing and gorgeous airplanes, including the Aluminum Overcast.  A photo is attached.  We also inducted our newest members of the Wingspan 100:  Robb and Masako James; Bret, Tyler and Cathy Packard; and Kathy and August Geise.
  • With the help of volunteers from the Jeppesen Flying Club and EAA Chapter 301, we flew 95 Young Eagles through the week.
  • We also flew 12 Spreading Wings Teachers in our Stearman