Planes & Pancakes - April 29, 7-11 a.m.

Planes & Pancakes at Colorado Air and Space Port

Drop by Colorado Air and Space Port on Saturday, April 29, 7-11 a.m., for a pancake breakfast. Chow down on some good ol’ pancakes, mingle with community members, and see some beautiful airplanes.

All donations will benefit Riverdale Animal Shelter Donate at, and please mention the CASP pancake breakfast in the Note field.

During the event, get retail fuel price discounts at the FBO:

CASP fencing project is underway.

Update on CASP fencing project

Colorado Air and Space Port has secured proper permits and approvals for the Airport Fencing and Security Project, and we wanted to give an update on the project’s timeline and progress.

Phase 1 started in February and focuses on the outside perimeter of the airport. The full project is scheduled to be completed in 180 calendar days, although dates are subject to minor adjustments as the work progresses.

NASA Break the Ice Lunar Challenge logo

Colorado School of Mines to Test Lunar Excavation Rover at CASP

Colorado School of Mines and Lunar Outpost are teaming up to build a lunar excavation rover, the Outpost Digger System (ODS). This rover will be capable of excavating nearly a ton of concrete-hard lunar regolith per Earth day.  Today NASA announced Mines and Lunar Outpost have won an equal share of a $500,000 prize purse for their design as part of their submission to the NASA Break the Ice Challenge.

Reaction Engines successful test

Reaction Engines Completes Successful High-Temperature Propulsion Test at CASP

Colorado Air and Space Port was the site of Reaction Engines Inc.'s (REI) successful completion of the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) campaign of Reaction’s revolutionary engine precooler heat exchanger at its high-temperature test facility.

First announced in July 2022, the FCT test program was conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and was aligned with the Air Force FCT goal to assess maturing technologies that could meet defense needs.

Reaction Engines Prepares for Next Phase of High-Mach/High-Temperature Testing

Reaction Engines announced today it is completing the placement of additional ground support equipment at its High Temperature Airflow Test Facility (TF2) at Colorado Air and Space Port in Adams County. The additional modifications to the Reaction Engines test facility will support expanded test envelopes of its revolutionary heat exchanger technology and thermal management solutions that are critical to aerospace, defense, energy, and transportation industries.

Dawn Aerospace Partners Visit CASP

CASP leaders were excited to welcome our partners from New Zealand-based Dawn Aerospace on Friday, April 8. Co-founder and CRO Jeroen Wink and U.S. Sales Director Joshua Rea toured the property and visited with Reaction Engines during a break in their testing.

Dawn is developing a horizontal-launch, reusable space plane and plans to operate out of CASP later this decade. 

Jeff Kloska Named Director of Colorado Air and Space Port

Jeff Kloska Named Director of Colorado Air and Space Port

Jeff Kloska has been named Director of Colorado Air and Space Port. Kloska will begin Monday, January 10.

“Jeff has an extensive background in aviation and business management, which makes him an excellent choice for this position,” said Alisha Reis, Interim County Manager. “There’s so much potential at  Colorado Air and Space Port and we’re excited to have someone with Jeff’s experience help shape its future.”

Colorado Air and Space Port

CASP and International Partnerships Featured on CBS 4 Denver

Colorado Air and Space Port is getting some air time on CBS 4 Denver today as the channel featured CASP's international partnerships with the U.K.'s Reaction Engines, Japan's PD AeroSpace, and Dawn Aerospace in New Zealand. Space Port Director Dave Ruppel is interviewed along with Adam Dissel, President of Reaction Engines.