December 01 2014 0Comment

Ground breaking ceremony for the new Exploration of Flight education and technology center

On December 1, 2014, the Wingspan Steering Committee and Wings’ Board of Directors joined airport officials and distinguished guests for a ground breaking ceremony for the new Exploration of Flight education and technology center. Guest speakers included a teacher participant of the Teacher Flight Program and a student benefiting from our expanding education programs. The Steering Committee came with their “Launch a Life” shovels in hand and enthusiastically cast their shovels into the cold, hard ground marking the occasion. Due to historic cold temperatures, grading has been postponed to Spring 2015.
Ground was turned at the entrance to the new center, and guests imagined entering the one-of-a-kind facility. They also climbed the temporary tower to enjoy the view. Marking the exact 20th anniversary of Wings Over the Rockies, the ceremony symbolized Wings’ commitment to the future. First phase construction of the Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, aircraft ramp, parking lot and public access road will take place from April to August. With additional fundraising, the 15-acre site is designed to eventually include a full size, expandable facility as well as an aerospace charter school.