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Pikes Peak Regional Airshow Flying High Again

Article by Ashley Hamershock

Photography by USAF, US Navy, National Museum of World War 11 Aviation

Originally published in Colorado Springs Lifestyle

After a two-year hiatus, the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow is back!

Gear up for performances, displays, exhibits and more at the Colorado Springs Airport Sept. 24-25. More than 40 historical aircraft will be on display and flying.

“The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow is a unique event, with history, rare vintage warbirds, current military aircraft, and flight demonstrations that are simply amazing to see!” said event coordinator Travis Stedman. “Add in the static displays, beer garden, local vendors, the KidZone! activities for children, and there's something for everyone.”

The air show was first organized in 2014 by a small group of local pilots and warbird owners who recognized that Colorado Springs could sustain a first-rate airshow—one that would bring out rare and unusual aircraft from local owners and draw pilots and aircraft from distant collections and museums.

The best part? It’s all for a great cause. Proceeds help fund three area museums: the Fourth Infantry Division Museum at Ft. Carson, the National Museum of World War II Aviation, and the Peterson Air and Space Museum at Peterson AFB.

“People just want to get back into the things they enjoyed pre-COVID, and the airshow is a perfect outdoor family activity to do so!” Stedman said.


  • F-35A
  • Navy’s EA-18G Growler
  • SBD Dauntless
  • Four-engine B-17 heavy bomber will serve as a jump platform for the USAF “Wings of Blue” parachute team
  • The Ben Whabnoski Show
  • F7F Tigercat piloted by Steve Hinton, who held a world speed record from 1979 to 1989
  • Brewster Corsair
  • Douglas Skyraider
  • B-25 Mitchell

Static Displays

  • Beechcraft E18 C-45
  • Beech T-34 Mentor
  • Cessna L-19 Bird Dog
  • Howard DGA-15
  • North American Aviation T-6 Texan
  • Stinson L-5 Sentinel
  • UH-60 Black Hawk

Upgraded Experiences

Advance tickets range from $15 to $25. And if you’re looking for a more personalized experience…

The Photo Pass ($100) includes elevated seating for premiere photo opportunities, designated restroom, shaded area and complimentary drinks. The VIP Canteen Experience ($125) includes preferred seating, shaded canteen, opportunity to engage with performers and complimentary food and drinks.

Website: https://www.pprairshow.org/
Facebook: @PPRAirshow
Instagram: @pprairshow_

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