Jim Tiller (facing camera), AMA District IX VP, and Rick McCaskill,
AMA District IX AVP, were on hand to support the AMA, help with
the make-and-take, and speak with attendees.
The AAM club hosted the event and sponsored a well-stocked
make-and-take area that allowed kids to build and color foam
Vendor row covered the needs of warbird and aviation
fans alike, with companies including Warbird Colors, Warbird
Pilots, E-Power, Hobby Town USA, and Zurich Extreme
A popular destination for families in attendance was the
make-and-take area that was stocked with supplies allowing
youngsters to build and color foam gliders. AMA District IX
had a booth next door to the make-and-take area, where Vice
President (VP) Jim Tiller and Associate Vice President (AVP)
Rick McCaskill could interact with spectators and help trim
the multitude of newly built gliders being flown.
Who knows where this exposure to aviation might lead for
those in attendance.
Air Show With a Blast
Brian and Bonnie O’Meara and everyone involved
certainly know how to conduct an air show that is as exciting
for the spectators as it is for the pilots. During the three-day
event, seven full-scale aircraft, including a P- 51, T- 33, T- 28,
C- 45, Stearman, and Provost jet, provided FAA-approved
flybys. The pilots did an excellent job of providing banked
passes to allow the best view of the aircraft—some made
photo passes with smoke on.
The RC aircraft show loosely follows the history of military
aviation, starting with World War I aircraft, then on to Golden
Age aircraft, World War II, and jets.
Beyond seeing some beautiful aircraft, such as Jim
Hammond’s scratch-built Spitfire and Brian’s B- 26
Maurader Flak Bait, pyrotechnics were used to simulate
flak, strafing runs, and some large explosions! Although I
have never attended a Byron Originals Airshow, several
commented that Warbirds Over The Rockies provided a
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