November, 19 2011 - Wings Over the Rockies Celebrates the Tuskegee Airmen

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The Lionel Young Band welcomes the crowd with a song

C2C Catherine Stuard and C3C Julie Lestina arrive to salute the Tuskegee Airmen

Judith Bader (left) with David and Jody Dickerson

Tony and Delisa Mayer of Arta Tequila

Allie Moe, with Sherri Kerr, David Kerr and Tony and Delisa Mayer

Mitch Mischler, Greg Kyle and Dave Tomecek check out the traveling exibition

Lisa Hewitt, Dick, Cozza, Gary Coulter and Lindsay Imhoff at the gala

Dan and Lisa Eggers, with Jim Bayne and Kathleen Grogan

Carolyn Burtner, Gwen Balk, Roxy Hahn and James Dunn view the traveling exhibit

Nolan Hargrave and Ramona Cox at the gala

First female commercial pilot and previous Spreading Wings award recipient Emily Warner and Julius Warner arrive at the Wings gala

Fred Boening and Shelley Jacobs check out vintage aircraft

C4C Winston Sanks and C4C Miriam Bustamante show their support for the Tuskegee Airmen

Lawrence Howard, Branden Graves and Mark Reese, of Shades of Blue, recreate the young Tuskegee Airmen

Vanessa Callahan, Tony Mayer and Jen Dunn of Arta Tequila

Leslie and Scott Westfall arrive at the gala

Laura Uthoff (middle), with Mikey and John Austin

Sean and Allison Radcliffe arrive to salute the Tuskegee Airmen

David and Jody Dickerson flank Ann and Charles Floyd Johnson, who produced the movie 'Red Tails,' the story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Stephen Allen and Daphne Rice-Allen, daughter of Airman Price D. Rice

Greg Feith with the Toons, Dallas, Curtis and Erin

Frank and Doris Southworth with Scott and Suzie Southworth

Malcolm and Ishmail Buckley with James Dunn

Lt. Col (Ret) Marion Rodgers and Capt. (Ret) Samuel C Hunter Jr., of the Tuskegee Airmen

Lt Col Rodgers, Dennis Thomas and Capt. Hunter pose with the P51 models Thomas built

Tuskegee Airman Lt Col (Ret) James H Harvey III with re-enactor Ulysses McCullough

AnnaMarie Mason, Tuskegee Airman Lt Col (Ret) Randy Edwards, Shirley Edwards, Martha Baker and Marsha A. Mallory-Bennett (Tuskegee Airmen chapter president)

C3C Enicia Porter with Tuskegee Airman Col. (Ret) Fitzroy 'Buck' Newsum and Joan Newsum

Re-enactor David Harris with Tuskegee Airman 2nd Lt. (Ret) Franklin J Macon

Lisa Hewitt, Lindsay Imhoff and Brynn Swanson enjoy the gala

Brooke Morgan pours guests shots of Arta tequila

Scott Sullivan and Errol Bader salute the Airmen

Rushane Harris and Richard Lewis with Ginal and Christina Chery

Rhonda and Brad Larance enjoy the gala

Tim and Kelly Ganse salute the Tuskegee Airmen

P51 Mustangs models bearing the Red Tail of the Tuskegee Airmen

Steve and Diane Lindsey with Jim Voss

Ron Saidy and Barbara App

The travelling 'Red Tails' trailer, complete with flight simulators

Biplanes in a dogfight over the gala

Lisa Pauley and Greta Frohbieter

C2C Joy Johnson, C2C Andre Golson, Kathleen and Maj John Harris and C3C Enicia Porter

Amelia Earhart, 9News Traffic reporter calls the guests to dinner

'Red Tails' is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Sarah and Bill Unger, left, with Phoenix Thomas, Toya Speckman and Karen and Dan Gibson

Kevin Yoshida and Jennifer Coulter enjoy the gala

Shades of Blue re-enact the Tuskegee Airmen

The USAF Color Guard posts the colors

Emcee Amelia Earhart on stage with the color guard and the Airmen re-enactors

Wings Over the Rockies COO David Kerr introduces Mayor Michael Hancock

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock talks of the influence of the Tuskegee Airmen in his life

Mayor Michael Hancock addresses the crowd

David Taylor, Pres./CEO of Ball Aerospace speaks about the history and future of the aerospace industry

Ball Aerospace CEO/Pres. David Taylor

Gov. John Hickenlooper addresses the audience

Gov. John Hickenlooper talks about the importance of the Tuskegee airmen

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Charles Floyd Johnson, producer of 'Red Tails', the story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Charles Floyd Johnson tells why he made the movie 'Red Tails.'

Auctioneer Kevin Rutter kicks off the live auction

Ishmail, Maya, Lisa and Malcolm Buckley wait backstage for Malcolm to go on

Malcolm Buckley talks to auctioneer Kevin Rutter about the Spreading Wings Outreach Program

Mayor Michael Hancock and Wings CEO Greg Anderson

CEO Greg Anderson salutes the Tuskegee Airmen

CEO Greg Anderson tells of the new expansion of Wings Over the Rockies

Peter P Luce is recognized as a founding donor of the museum

Gov. Hickenlooper, along with expansion committee members Tony Mayer, Jeff Puckett, Mark Van Tine and CEO Greg Anderson

The men of Shades Of Blue and Mile High Flight portray the Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen take the stage to receive the Spreading Wings Award

The Tuskegee Airmen are honored with the Spreading Wings Award

The Airmen listen as Mayor Hancock speaks

Mayor Hancock and Governor Hickenlooper present the Spreading Wings Award to each member of the Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airman Col (Ret)Fitzroy 'Buck' Newsum addresses the crowd

The Tuskegee Airmen

Gov. Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock present the Spreading Wings Award to Col. (Ret) Charles McGee of the Tuskegee Airmen, as chapter President Marsha Mallory-Bennett looks on