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Seatbelts are fastened, the runway is clear, and we’re on final approach as the Steamboat Springs Airport-Bob Adams Field (KSBS) readies to welcome back pilots from around the region to the Fly-In and Airport Appreciation Day next month.
“I don’t think most people know that our airport sees more than 12,000 operations per year,” commented Airport Manager Stacie Fain. “This event allows everyone a chance to experience the airfield up close and personal, regardless of if you like to soar or stay firmly planted on terra firma.”
Join us for all things aviation and celebrate the airport during the Regional & Vintage Aircraft Fly-In & Airport Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 19 from 7am to 3pm.
The event is wheels up with an early morning, home-cooked breakfast from the Lions Club (proceeds benefit local non-profit) from 7-11am. Flights and Demos soar throughout the day and the City of Steamboat Springs is offering $3/gallon Jet A and $4/gallon 100LL fuel special for aircraft during the event.
Zephyr Helicopters will take off for a birds-eye view of the Yampa Valley when you buckle up in their Bell 206LR helicopter, known as the Long Ranger. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Classic Air Medical showcases its emergency response helicopter team based at the Steamboat Springs Airport during a special live demonstration. You may also catch a glimpse of the firefighting helicopters and their crews as they continue to protect the community from wildfires in the area.
Never been to the airfield? This is the ideal opportunity to check out the ramp, hangars, Fixed Based Operator (FBO) and get up close to many different types of aircraft that have come in for the day. While touring the facility, chat with pilots and airport staff, land yourself a special “I ♥ SBS” sticker or purchase signature KSBS merchandise. With limited public parking, the community is asked to consider biking to the festivities.
The Fly-In & Airport Appreciation Day celebrates this aviation jewel that serves Steamboat Springs, northwest Colorado, and the flying community. The inaugural event was held in 2019 but took a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic and returns full throttle in 2021.
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