Individuals in photo from left: Jeppesen CEO Mark Van Tine, Wings Board Chair Charlie Johnson, Centennial Airport Board Chair Robert Doubek, Wings President and CEO Gregory Anderson, B17 Aircraft Commander Pilot Newt Moy, P51 Fighter Ace David Wilhelm, Ball Turret Gunner Len Estrin.
May 5, 2016: Officials from Wings Over the Rockies, Jeppesen and Centennial Airport joined veterans, including WWII fighter ace David Wilhelm to open the Exploration of Flight site for four days of heritage and education activities on the Flight Ramp. Twenty media were present to record the occasion. A B-17, P-51, T-6 and Stearman were among highlights celebrating the occasion on a beautiful Colorado morning.
Volunteers worked feverishly to ready the site for the its first major operational weekend. Activities planned for the weekend included B-17 flights and ground tours, Young Eagles flights, veterans’ tributes, simulators, a pedal plane airport and military vehicles and reenactors. The weekend will culminate with a “Blue Star Mothers Day Brunch on Sunday, honoring mothers of veterans.