Governor John W. Hickenlooper to be presented with the 2019 Spreading Wings Award

Award presentation to occur at Wings Over the Rockies’ Spreading Wings Gala

Denver, CO – October 24, 2018 – Colorado non-profit Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) is pleased to announce Governor John Hickenlooper as the recipient of their 2018 Spreading Wings Award on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 PM.

Throughout his tenure as Governor, John Hickenlooper has cultivated an environment of aerospace leadership in the Centennial State. From appointing a full-time aerospace champion to providing significant support for the Colorado Air & Space Port initiative. He has also served alongside Harrison Ford as an honorary co-chair on Wings’ fundraising campaign, Wingspan.

“Governor Hickenlooper has propelled our great state to another level in terms of aviation and space opportunities,” explained Wings Over the Rockies President and CEO, Maj Gen John Barry, USAF (Ret). “His immense support of Wings, and other crucial entities, has laid the groundwork for Colorado to be a Silicon Valley for aerospace, Aerospace Alley.”

“Colorado’s leadership in aerospace is a testimony to the indomitable spirit to drive this industry forward,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “I accept this honor on behalf of everyone whose innovation inspires us every day. We thank you for your contributions to aerospace and its significant role in our state’s economic strength.”

The evening will feature special performances by THE SILHOUETTES® entertainment group, as well as a celebration of Governor Hickenlooper’s commitment to the aerospace industry and to Wings as an organization.

The Spreading Wings Gala, presented by Maxar Technologies, will take place at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, CO on Thursday, November 8th beginning at 6:00 PM.

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About Wings Over the Rockies:
Wings Over the Rockies is a Denver-based not for profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring all people about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. By utilizing the Air & Space Museum in Denver’s historic Lowry neighborhood to preserve the past and the Exploration of Flight Center at Centennial Airport to focus on the present and future, Wings strives to encourage the future aerospace leaders of tomorrow. For more information about Wings Over the Rockies please visit and

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