Colorado general aviation supporters closed the hangar door on this year’s General Aviation Appreciation Week. The annual event strives to showcase how general aviation and community airports play a major role in the lives of not only Coloradans, but also the operation of businesses, farms and the state’s emergency response efforts. The celebration kicked off June 19 with the Colorado Aviation Business Association luncheon held at The Wildlife Experience. The event was punctuated with keynote speaker author and former U.S. Air Force Thunderbird leader, Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry. Friday followed with a charity golf tournament at the Lone Tree Golf Course, and Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum kept things swinging with their annual 1940s annual hangar dance held at Centennial Airport.