WATCH: The new 30-passenger Dornier jet aircraft fly into Riverton Airport

(Riverton, Wyo.) - Today from 11-4 p.m. the community is invited to a Fly Riverton Open House event at the Riverton Airport in celebration of the new service to Denver International Airport by Colorado-based Denver Air Connection (DAC). Starting July 1st DAC's new service will provide two round trips per day to Denver and one flight daily to Sheridan with a 30-passenger Dornier jet. Earlier this morning County 10 attended the VIP Viewing at the Riverton Airport in which we watched the 30-passenger Dornier jet aircraft fly into the Riverton Airport. Watch the jet fly in below: VIDEO Former Mayor Dennis Tippets said, "This is a big deal for our community, and I'm absolutely convinced that this airport can and will become a major airport in Wyoming." Missy White, Chair of the Fremont Air Service Team (FAST) says this will help us all travel better, work better and have a better quality of life. Current Mayor Baker noted he's "excited about the potential for this airplane. Key Lime has been bringing us our overnight freight for 10 years now, and their track record is nearly perfect." He added, "Key Lime air has a 98% reliability rate which proves this group of folks is dedicated to being on time." [image: 0 (13).jpg] [image: 0 (9).jpg] [image: 0 (16).jpg] Today's event features commercial aircraft display on the tarmac of the Fixed Based Operator, General Aviation aircraft, food vendors, a live band, the air ambulance services and the airport's fire suppression truck, and more. The event was planned to make county residents aware of the new service coming to Riverton starting July 1st. Wade Geotz, Marketing Director Denver Air Connection tells County 10, "The folks of Fremont County can count on reliable jet service as we have a 98% reliability rate. The only time we don't fly is if Denver International Airport is closed." Former Mayor Tippets closed with a reminder to folks that in order to make this work, "We have to fly out of Riverton. That's what will make this go." Tickets for the July 1st launch of the 30 passenger service from Riverton to Denver and Sheridan via DAC are now on sale at The Fremont Air Service Task Force is inviting county residents to come and see the new jet aircraft and celebrate the new service coming in July. Airport officials noted that DAC has been serving Sheridan with 98% reliability. [image: IMG_20160604_105216.jpg] [image: 0 (10).jpg] [image: 0 (12).jpg] [image: 0 (14).jpg] [image: 0 (17).jpg] [image: 0 (18).jpg] #county10 #news #whatshappening