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Air show proceeds go to three local museums

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 14:18:07-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 2019 Pikes Peak Regional Air Show was a huge success and roughly 17,500 visitors attended the event at the Colorado Springs Airport on September 21st and 22nd. Now, three museums are benefiting from the proceeds of the show and they received checks for $12,000 apiece Friday morning.

The air show's board of directors presented the checks to the 4th Infantry Division Museum at Ft. Carson, the Peterson Air Force Base Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs. The presentations were made at the 4th Infantry Division Museum.

Phil Heacock, treasurer of the Pikes Peak Air Show board of directors, said, “Significant credit goes to these three museums for their active participation and support of the air show.” Heacock went on to say, “Each of these excellent museums preserves for future generations a unique perspective on American military history and the proud service of generations of armed service members. The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show is pleased to help support their respective missions.”

The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show was praised by visitors for its variety of aircraft, including a number of rarely-seen warbirds from World War II through the present era.

The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that presented its first air show in 2014.