FLY-IN BREAKFAST - Jon From, President of the Lacombe Flying Club, helped organize the 56th annual Lacombe Flying Club Fly-in Breakfast. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

WATCH: CEG3 welcomes Lacombe Flying Club Fly-in breakfast

56th annual event helps support Lacombe Airport operations

The Lacombe Flying held their Fly-in Breakfast for an amazing 56th year.

The event invited the community to the Lacombe Airport for a morning a breakfast, sight-seeing and the opportunity to see planes from the last century take off and land throughout the morning.

“It is a chance for the flying community and the local community to come out and enjoy the airport with the nice weather.,” Lacombe Flying Club President Jon From said. “They can have a bite to eat and the funds from the breakfast stay within the club to help the club fund the operation the airport.”

Kids all the way up to seniors had the opportunity to not only see planes from WWI, WWII and the common era — they also had to chance to take helicopter rides.

“We have about 65 club members currently and we do a few events throughout the year,” from said, adding the club had members of all skill levels.

“We have people who have just started taking flying lessons, we have people who been flying for 50 years — we take all kinds,” he said.

There were planes at the event suitable to all interests of flying.

“We are lucky. We have a good cross-section of airplanes we get here. We also get helicopters,” he said.

Proceeds from the event directly helps the operation of the Lacombe Airport.

“It helps cover some of it. The last few years, we have been putting the money back into the equipment to put on the event. Some of equipment was 55 years old and needed to be rebuilt,” he said.

From said anyone with an interest in flying can check out what the club has to offer.

“All they have to do is show up and show interest,” he said.

He added, “Thank you for coming out. We really appreciate the community support.”

todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

Just Posted

Photos: Children enjoy petting animals near Red Deer Sunday

Children and families learned about various animals and birds at a petting… Continue reading

Search for missing Tofino boaters scaled back, handed over to RCMP

TOFINO, B.C. — Jae Valentine woke to the sound of wolves howling… Continue reading

Get ready for the ‘internet of cows’: Farmers use technology to shake up agriculture

MONTREAL — Get ready for the “internet of cows.” Generations of farmers… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer cadets conclude year of learning

After a year of hard work, Red Deer’s local Air and Army… Continue reading

WATCH: Central Alberta High School Soccer League champs crowned

Lindsay Thurber girls’ team and Notre Dame boys’ team won Saturday at Edgar Park Field in Red Deer

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

BIG WELLS, Texas — At least five people were killed and several… Continue reading

Ramifications of a trade war: an expert look at the numbers for Canada

OTTAWA — A new analysis of escalating trade disputes involving the United… Continue reading

Deliberate spill: study launched to test crude and bitumen impact on lake life

KENORA, Ont. — Researchers were in northwestern Ontario over the weekend spilling… Continue reading

Two-spirit N.B. First Nation chief says his election points to progress

FREDERICTON — The new leader of a New Brunswick First Nation said… Continue reading

Google diversity report: Black women make up only 1.2 percent of its US workforce

Google released its annual workforce diversity report Thursday, marking only modest changes… Continue reading

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to… Continue reading

Canada’s Auger-Aliassime wins Sopra Steria title for 2nd straight year

LYON, France — Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime defended his ATP Challenger Sopra Steria… Continue reading

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

MOSCOW — The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month