Latest News – September 30

Fly-In/Drive-In: Success in the Skies at Airport, Again

Those magnificant folks intheir flying machines were taking to the skies at last Saturday's annual Fly In - Drive In Pancake Breakfast at the Leadville Airport. Photo: Brennan Ruegg

Those magnificent folks in their flying machines took to the skies at last Saturday’s annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast at the Leadville Airport. Photo: Brennan Ruegg

by Brennan Ruegg, Leadville Today Contributor  

Last Saturday, Sept. 26, pilots flew into Leadville-Lake County Airport for the 7th Annual Fly In/Drive In Breakfast  under clear skies. Planes originating from as far away as Guantanamo Bay to Ireland, to some a bit closer from neighboring Kansas came in at intervals, landing with Colorado’s two highest peaks – Mt Elbert and Massive ablaze with crisp and singed aspens for a backdrop.

It was hot cakes and cool aircrafts, as the crew from the airport and Lake County Public Works served up a hearty breakfast. Photo: Brennan Ruegg.

It was hot cakes and cool aircrafts, as the crew from the airport and Lake County Public Works served up a hearty breakfast. Photo: Brennan Ruegg.

Local families and visitors were invited to peek in and learn about the aircrafts, watch gliders go up into the sky, and sit down to a delicious pancake breakfast, rounded off with OJ and coffee. Now in its 7th year, the Leadville-Lake County Airport hasn’t failed to deliver this fall event that brings the people closer to the skies.

To learn more about North America’s highest airport, visit their website. The office is open, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and offer 24-hour, self-service fueling if you’re lucky enough to have a you own aircraft to full up and take to the skies over Leadville.  

Brennan Ruegg is headed into his second Colorado winter, waiting tables at the Grill and exploring San Isabel.

A thrill for kids of all ages, the Leadville Airport's Annual Fly-In/Drive-In gives attendees a chance to see aircraft close up. Photo: Brennan Ruegg.

A thrill for kids of all ages, the Annual Fly-In/Drive-In gives attendees a chance to see aircraft close up; a unique opportunity in a post-911 world. Photo: Brennan Ruegg.

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