Visitors at the Lacombe Flying Club’s Fly-in Breakfast had the opportunity to get a close look at several different aircraft. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Flying Club supports BBBS with Fly-in Breakfast

54th Annual Fly-in Breakfast shows off ongoing work at the Lacombe Regional Airport

The Lacombe Regional Airport — fresh off their recent name change — played host to the Lacombe Flying Club’s signature event.

“Today is the Lacombe Flying Club’s 54th annual Fly-in Breakfast,” President of the Lacombe Flying Club Jon From said. “It is has been a relatively nice day and it has been a good turn out.

“It is a little bit of fundraiser. We don’t make much money on it, but it is a chance for the community to come out to the airport, get involved, take a look around and maybe go for a ride.”

Along with the breakfast, guests had the opportunity to soar with the birds for a good cause.

“We get really good community support every year and this year is no exception. With the rides we are doing this year, we are raising money for Lacombe Big Brothers Big Sisters,” From said.

Being able to help out the community is a big part of the Flying Club’s mandate.

“The community has been to this Club and this airport and it is nice to be able to give something back,” he said.

The breakfast was also an opportunity for residents to take a peek at recent upgrades to the airport including a new taxiway and lighting.

From is pleased to be able to continue to expand and grow.

“It is a luxury at the same time it is also a necessity. We have to have sustained, moderate growth in order to keep the Club viable for the future,” he said.

From thanked the community for providing those growth opportunities.

“We really appreciate the community support we get from everybody — whether it is for the Fly-in Breakfast or the Twinkle Tours at Christmas time,” he said.

From also mentioned that Big Sky Skydiving will be soon joining their cast at the airport.

“Anyone who has wanted to throw themselves out of a perfectly good airplane will have that opportunity Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday right here at the Lacombe Regional Airport,” he said.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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