96-year-old WWII Fighter Pilot to be Featured at Colorado Airport Directory & Aeronautical Chart

News Release

February 21, 2020 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado -

DENVER – The Colorado Division of Aeronautics and the Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight are hosting a “Meet the Pilots & Planes of the Colorado Airport Directory and Aeronautical Chart” release event next week. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020, from noon to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wings Exploration of Flight.  Centennial Airport – 13005 Wings Way, Englewood, CO 80112

WHY: This event will give the public an opportunity to get their free copies of the newly-released 2020 Colorado Airport Directory and 2020-2021 Colorado Aeronautical Chart and to meet the pilots and airplanes featured on the covers of each publication.

Here’s the lineup of the pilots and planes on hand for this year’s event:

On the Airport Directory

  • Cessna T210 Centurion flown by Walt Barbo
  • 96-year-old WWII Veteran P-38 fighter pilot
  • CDOT Aeronautics Division Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

On the Aeronautical Chart

  • Pilatus PC 12 Multi-Mission Aircraft
  • Operated by the Colorado Department of Public Safety Division of Fire Prevention & Control
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art infrared cameras & sensors

Also attending the event will be a Colorado State Patrol Cessna 182 and Trooper Pilot Josiah Ii.  The Colorado State Patrol provides the aircraft used for the airport aerial photography found in Colorado Airport Directory and air-to-air images on the covers of each publication.  The aerial photography and design of the Colorado Airport Directory and Aeronautical Chart is performed by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics Communications Manager Shahn Sederberg.

Attendees can also enjoy a BBQ and Exploration of Flight exhibits with admission.  Colorado Pilots Association members are admitted free with donation. Aircraft parking available; contact 303-360-5360 x165. All proceeds raised benefit the Wings Aerospace Education Programs.

The Colorado Airport Directory and Colorado Aeronautical Chart is produced by the Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics.  The Colorado Airport Directory is published annually and includes pertinent information for pilots for each of Colorado’s 74 public-use airports as well as mountain flying safety information and Colorado Mountain Automated Weather Observing System information. Download an electronic version of the 2020 Colorado Airport Directory here.  The Colorado Aeronautical Chart is produced bi-annually and includes aviation navigation information and flying safety information for general aviation pilots flying in Colorado.

About the Colorado Aeronautical Board

Under the Direction of the Colorado Aeronautical Board, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics supports Colorado's multi-modal transportation system by advancing a safe, efficient, and effective statewide air and space system through collaboration, investment and advocacy. In partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration, 74 public use airports and a diverse group of aviation system users, the Division also works to promote aviation safety and education through the efficient administration of the Colorado Aviation Fund.  For more information, check us out on YouTube, like us on Facebook,  follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at Colorado-Aeronautics.org.

The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Exploration of Flight is home to future-focused aviation and space galleries. Pursuing a bold new vision, Wings Over the Rockies has launched a unique-to-the-nation campus located on Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. Located roughly 19 miles south of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Exploration of Flight is a 15-acre campus set on one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation. Where the Air & Space Museum will focus aerospace heritage, Exploration of Flight is home to future-focused aviation and space galleries offering experiences and exhibits found nowhere else in the world. More at ExplorationofFlight.org.