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