June 14, 2012 - Seventh annual Airport Day and open house to be held at Boulder Municipal Airport on June 16
Seventh annual Airport Day and open house to be held at Boulder Municipal Airport on June 16
Boulder Municipal Airport will host its seventh annual Airport Day and open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Road. The public is invited to climb inside dozens of different aircraft and enjoy our region’s rich aviation history. Admission and parking for this event are free and open to the public.
In addition to showcasing airport amenities, the event will feature numerous types of aircraft on display, including military helicopters, experimental and sport airplanes, World War II aircraft and other antique airplanes. There will also be activities for children, food vendors, gift shops and the opportunity to purchase rides in a helicopter.
“With lineage dating back to 1928, Boulder Municipal Airport has played an amazing part in aviation history,” said Boulder Municipal Airport Manager Tim Head. “On Airport Day you can see a lot of planes up close, and it’s a great, free event for the whole family.”
Prior to the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. aircraft exhibit, there will be approximately six hot air balloons participating in a joint liftoff between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Spectators may park on the east side of the terminal building at 3335 Airport Road to watch the simultaneous balloon launch.
For more information, visit www.bouldercolorado.gov/airport or call 303-441-3108.
Boulder Municipal Airport
Boulder Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport supported by airport revenues and state and federal grants. The businesses and organizations at the airport provide climate and aviation research as well as specialty aviation, manufacturing, flight training and recreation services. This unique, aviation market niche generates $60 million annually for the local economy. Boulder Municipal Airport also plays a key role in emergency response, most recently serving as a key staging and fueling location for federal agencies and helicopter support for the 2010 fire in Fourmile Canyon.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 07:41