Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pueblo Air Blitz returns to airport museum

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

The Pueblo Air Blitz will return to the grounds of the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and the Pueblo Memorial Airport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

This event is designed to raise the public’s awareness of the World War II Blitz hangar at the Pueblo Memorial Airport and the many educational and historical offerings at the museum.

Visitors can take advantage of open cockpits
and view privately owned as well as vintage and active military aircraft.

Military re-enactors will be on hand to deliver living history lessons and vendors will be selling food and merchandise.

While the Experimental Aircraft Association will offer introductory rides to youth ages 8 to 17, excursions on the Commemorative Air Force Mile High Wing’s vintage World War II aircraft also will be available.

Admission for the show is $9 for ages 7 and older, slightly less for students, seniors and retired veterans.

This year’s event will feature, for the first time, a Colorado State Fair Fiesta Committee-sponsored car show.

“We saw it as a good chance to get people to the air show as well as see our cars,” said John Martinez, one of the organizers of the show. “It’s our first one and we just want to have something positive for Pueblo and show people that we’re doing good things.”

Martinez expects as many as 100 cars to be on display both Saturday and June 19.

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