In the Air: Take to the sky |

In the Air: Take to the sky

Samantha Pal
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

RIFLE ” The Garfield County Air Fair will feature unique, high-flying entertainment and the possibility to reunite with old airport friends.

The Air Fair will take place from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Satur­day, Aug. 4. Activities for the community and fun for pilots should draw many to the free event.

Pilots Patty Wagstaff and Don Nelson will take to the sky each day for air shows, from 5-7 p.m. Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

Wagstaff’s Hard Core Rock ‘n’ Roll Unlimited Acrobatics show and Nelson’s Sukhoi SU-26 High Energy Acrobatics Show will feature spins, turns, tumbles and loops. Rifle Airport manager Brian Condie said Wagstaff will fly upside-down and cut a ribbon strung between two poles.

In a less daring maneuver, the Air Fair is also planning on bringing together old friends at the air­port reunion, Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p. m.

All individuals who have had anything to do with the airport in the past have been invited back to the reunion, Condie said, and the public also is wel­come. The reunion will feature historic photos, a presentation and guest speakers.

Kids ages 8-17 will have a chance to win a ride in an aircraft, Condie said.

The Air Fair will also sport historic aircraft fly­bys, parachute jumping, flour bombing, a bounce house and many food vendors, Condie said.

For more information, visit http://www.garfieldcounty­