Colorado Tribute to Aviation News

Tentative Arrival Time 9/17/21

Tentative Arrival Time 9/17/21

Here is a *tentative* arrival schedule for today 9/17/21. There are many constantly changing variables that go into each aircraft's arrival time, and so these times are just best estimates. Be sure to keep your eyes to the skies today, especially this afternoon!...

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Celebrating Six Years of the Tribute to Aviation

Celebrating Six Years of the Tribute to Aviation

Montrose, COLO.—The much-anticipated Tribute to Aviation, the signature event hosted by Montrose Regional Airport, kicks-off this Saturday with a static display that promises to entertain and inspire. The featured aircraft this year is the crowd-favorite B-52 Boeing...

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Are Masks Required at Tribute to Aviation?

Are Masks Required at Tribute to Aviation?

Tribute to Aviation is outdoors, and so masks are not required. However,  some of the military aircraft may require them if you plan on touring their aircraft.  We will have masks and hand sanitizer available at the entrance to the event at no charge.

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B-52 Stratofortress Supports CO Tribute to Aviation

B-52 Stratofortress Supports CO Tribute to Aviation

It’s official! We are incredibly proud and excited to announce that a B-52 Stratofortress will be supporting Colorado Tribute to Aviation this year. The B-52 is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber and has been in operation since the 1950’s....

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US Army Golden Knights

US Army Golden Knights

We are so excited to welcome the United States Army Parachute Team to Colorado Tribute to Aviation. The team will be jumping on Saturday and Sunday during Tribute to Aviation. We will update the schedule as we have more details. The US Army Parachute Team have been...

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Welcome KC-46!

Welcome KC-46!

For the first time, a KC-46 will be supporting 2021 Colorado Tribute to Aviation. The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is an American military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. In February 2011, the tanker...

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A SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon is Attending Tribute

A SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon is Attending Tribute

The SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon is a French military trainer that served with the Armee de l’Air until 2019. It is powered by a Lycoming AEIO-540 producing 300HP and can fly in excess of 320MPH. This particular airplane was built in 1986 and served at the Ecole Pilotage...

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A T-6 is Coming!

A T-6 is Coming!

We are excited to welcome Bryan Anderson who is bringing his North American Aviation AT-6D.  She was originally built in 1944 as a Navy SNJ-5 and served the USN as a high performance trainer, preparing WWII era aviators to fly the more advanced fighters of the day...

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Welcome Grand Mesa Aviation

Welcome Grand Mesa Aviation

We are excited to welcome Grand Mesa Aviation to Tribute to Aviation this year! Come find out more from Jonathan Mast about flight lessons!

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E-2C Hawkeye is Coming!

E-2C Hawkeye is Coming!

We have a US Navy E-2C Hawkeye signed up to support Colorado Tribute to Aviation at Montrose Regional Airport on September 18 and 19. The primary role of the E-2C Hawkeye aircraft supplied by Northrop Grumman is as an all-weather airborne early-warning aircraft to the...

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Sonoran Beauty is Back!

Sonoran Beauty is Back!

The SNB-5 Sonoran Beauty will be back and Colorado Tribute to Aviation in 2021. They will also be offering rides!! The Beechcraft Model 18 was used in so many ways in civilian and military uses. as light transport, light bombers, aircrew trainers for bombing,...

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MH-60 is Back!

MH-60 is Back!

The US Navy MH-60S will be returning to Colorado Tribute to Aviation this year. The MH-60S Seahawk missions are Anti-Surface Warfare, combat support, humanitarian disaster relief, Combat Search and Rescue, aero medical evacuation, SPECWAR and organic Airborne Mine...

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The C-17 Globemaster is Coming!

The C-17 Globemaster is Coming!

The C-17 Globemaster is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.

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US Navy P-8 Poseidon

US Navy P-8 Poseidon

Great news!! The US Navy P-8 Poseidon will be supporting Colorado Tribute to Aviation this year.  The P-8 operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship...

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TBM Avenger Returns!

TBM Avenger Returns!

Back this year the much loved TBM Avenger!! Don't miss out on the chance to view this amazing piece of history at Colorado Tribute to Aviation 2021 at Montrose Regional Airport. The TBM Avenger was the best carrier torpedo bomber in World War II and was first used at...

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