Airport & Air Events

Cars & Colors Airport Events

 Interactive Air Elements, Performances and Surprises!

September 28th, 2019

8am – 9pm

Sponsored by the Telluride Regional Airport

There is nothing in the world that can match the experience of piloting a fighter jet. So few people receive the opportunity to fly these magnificent machines; most of us can only dream of the experience. Consider what it would mean to merely sit in the cockpit of a fighter. Then imagine getting into a flight suit, putting on a helmet, adjusting your oxygen mask, getting strapped into an ejection seat and holding the controls. Smell the fuel and oil that past pilots have smelled as they prepared for a mission. Place yourself in their time and space. No conventional aviation museum exists today where you can touch, let alone sit in, the cockpit of a fighter jet and experience this unique aviator feeling. Creating a memory lasting a lifetime.  DreamBIG is about to change this.


Air Force X-1 Mustang

The X-1 Supercar brings the concept of Air Force speed, power, innovation and advanced mechanics to the streets. The X-1 is a real-life showcase of Air Force ingenuity, state-of-the-art technology, innovation and input from some of the world’s best mechanics.

Mini Jet Airshows

The “star” of MINI JET AIRSHOWS is a modified SubSonex Jet, otherwise known as JSX003.  The SubSonex is an Experimental Jet that comes as a kit from the Sonex factory in Oshkosh, WI.  It weighs 500 lbs, goes up to 300 mph, and it is fully aerobatic.  This particular aircraft was the first kit ever sold and flown, and it has been flying for approximately 2 years.  The jet is powered by the PBS TJ-100 engine from the Czech Republic, and at full throttle it is capable of producing 258 lbs of thrust while burning 40 gallons/hr of jet fuel. As beautiful as the jet is, there is no paint on it. It is completely wrapped in a vinyl covering, similar to a show car.  The smoke system is now finished and putting out a tremendous smoke trail from start to finish, burning about 7 gallons of smoke oil per show.

If you’ve never seen a jet doing a full aerobatic routine in a small confined space, you’re in for a real treat!

Rocketbilly Jet Car

Jet Powered

The JET SMART CAR is powered by a high performance General Electric T58-GE-3 gas turbine engine. This extreme high power to weight ratio jet engine pushes the Jet Smart Car with over 2,000HP in afterburner giving the capability of running in excess of 200MPH.


Shetterly Squadron

A Family of Aviators!

Greg Shetterly in the DR-107 :One Design”.

Joe Shetterly in the RV-7.

Jeff Shetterly in the SNJ-6 Radial Rumble.

Warbird Display

The Cars & Colors airport venue will be host to some great vintage War Birds on display with some aircraft giving rides for a fee. These aircraft are historic icons and enduring symbols of American Freedom. Among the great aircraft schedule to be at the Telluride Airport this year are;  T-6 Texans, C-130, NAT – 50 and an SNB-5 among others..

Take a walk through the C-130 Military aircraft or book a ride on one of the vintage aircraft offering rides!

Special guest Warbird for 2018 was the TBM Avenger. This Navy aircraft helped turn the tide of WWII in the Pacific. The Avenger was capable of carrying a 2000 lb bomb, had unique folding wings, was launched most often from the deck of a Naval Aircraft Carrier and was the largest single engine bomber aircraft in the war. This particular aircraft is the first aircraft to be place on the Colorado National Register of Historic Properties, was the lead aircraft in the formation that flew over Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. The Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing is proud to present this living piece of history and will be giving rides, for a fee, throughout the day on Saturday. CLICK HERE to view a 2 minute video of this amazing aircraft!

This display will be at the Telluride Regional Airport on Saturday, September 29th from:
10am – 9pm: includes the airport pancake breakfast, Warbird Display and Saturday evening Hangar 29 special event, must have a 4 Day Festival Pass, 2 Day Weekend pass or a Saturday Single Day Ticket.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

SCHEDULE (Tentative times as of 5-22-19)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Free Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Telluride Airport Board

10:00 AM – 9:00PM Warbirds static display

10:00 AM – 9:00PM Airforce X-1 Mustang on display

10:00 AM – 9:00PM Jet Car, Jet Quads & Jet Bus static display

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Warbird Rides

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM A-7D Corsair II Cockpit static display

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Mini Jets and Shetterly Squadron air display!!

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hangar 29 Saturday Evening Event

Look for other displays and surprises throughout the day!

(All airport events are ticketed events. A 4 Day Festival Pass, a 2 Day Weekend Pass or a Single Day Saturday Ticket is required to view and participate in all displays.)

The Cars & Colors Airport Venue is a Ticket Event