City airport invites community to fly-in |

City airport invites community to fly-in

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Instead of seeing airplanes from afar, people can experience them up close in Glenwood Springs on Saturday.It’s not every day most people get within spitting distance of airplanes.The Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport invites everyone to its fall open house and fly-in. The airport hopes to propel visitors toward a fun weekend and send their pride in their city’s airport soaring.”It’s just a get-together and a fun thing to do,” said airport manager Dick Weinberg. “It’s an opportunity to show off what we have.”Among the attractions will be the opportunity to win free airplane rides. Free raffle tickets will be offered and entered into a drawing, which will also be for various door prizes, Weinberg said.

The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum will present an interactive display for kids. It includes opportunities to build model airplanes out of candy and foam, then launch them with elastic bands. A landing game involves guiding a model airplane down two strings onto a model landing strip.Remote control airplanes are also expected to grace the air. “They put on a magnificent show,” Weinberg said.Airport officials want aircraft owners to fly in and show off their airplanes. The Kiwanis will also help out with a pancake breakfast.”The thing is just to open up the airport and invite people to come,” Weinberg said.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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