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Tribute to Aviation is the largest static displays in Colorado. You can tour the inside of a massive cargo transport, examine various types of helicopters, training aircraft, experimental planes and more! You can visit with the pilots and crew of the planes and get an autograph.

 

Montrose Regional Airport

Montrose, CO

Montrose County, Colorado is home to the famed Black Canyon National Park, world-renowned Olathe sweet corn crop, and more recently, the signature event known as Tribute to Aviation.  Airport Director, Lloyd Arnold and Montrose County Commissioners have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Colorado Tribute to Aviation scheduled for September 19 and 20, 2020 at the Montrose Regional Airport. This action was necessary in order to protect the public health of our community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our supporters, volunteers, and participants is our top priority. The sixth Colorado Tribute to Aviation is scheduled for September 18th & 19th, 2021. Check back soon for updates!

Unlike other aviation events, Tribute to Aviation is an aircraft static display event, meaning visitors have the opportunity to tour specialized aircraft from throughout the country and interact with pilots and aircrew providing a great weekend of family fun.  One unique element of Tribute to Aviation is the large number of military aircraft and personnel in attendance.

Static Displays are non flying aircraft. You can tour the inside of a massive cargo transport, examine various types of helicopters, training aircraft, experimental planes and more! You can visit with the pilots and crew of the planes and get an autograph.

Montrose Regional Airport is your “Your Runway to Recreation”. Montrose Airport lies at the base of Colorado’s majestic San Juan Mountains, 300 miles southwest of Denver.  We are just minutes from spectacular hiking, fishing, camping, golf, skiing, theaters, museums, hotels, and of course, delicious Colorado cuisine.

Looking Back

Tribute to Aviation Stats

2016 Attendance

2017 Attendance

2018 Attendance

2018 Aircraft

Features

Event Highlights

Food Trucks

Sweet or savory? We’ve got your covered. You won’t leave Tribute to Aviation hungry.

Static Air Displays

Static air displays give you the opportunity to go inside the aircraft.

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Chance to Meet the Crew

Meet the crew and get autographs!

Events

Stay tuned for information about 2019 Tribute to Aviation events!

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Kid Activities

This event is extremely kid friendly and educational, whether they dream of becoming a pilot or not!

Educational Opportunities

Come learn all about aviation!