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Kelly Airpark Annual Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In

This morning I spent a few hours with the fine folks out at Kelly Airpark.  On this day was the Airpark’s Annual Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In.

Kelly Airpark is a private residential community situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, nestled in the rolling, pine covered hills of Elbert County.

The beautiful scenery of the small airstrip with its sod parking areas surrounded by homes with private hangars, was a welcome change to photographing aircraft on the apron of a local metro airport.

I have quite a few photos to sort through from this mornings event. I’ll make updates to this post as photos are processed.

Fleet Model 7 Framed


Still going through my photo files from last Saturday’s Kelly Airpark Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In. It was such a welcome change to shoot photos of aircraft on a sod strip out in the countryside, rather than on the tarmac apron of a local metro airfield. Conditions I’ve been waiting on for a very long time.

I missed the Fly-In from previous years and am glad I was able to finally make this year’s event. Such a great place to shoot photos of local aircraft under a relaxed atmosphere, verses shooting around swarms of airshow attendees, baby strollers and orange safety cones!

Here’s my current images, updated as of: 24 JUL 14

Pietenpol Air Camper


On Approach

Make A Hole

Dawn On The Strip

Sunrise Fly-By

Pietenpol Air Camper

Fly-In Sunrise

1931 Fleet Model 7 On The Strip


July 2014 Edition: Commemorative Air Force magazine “The Dispatch”

Earlier this year, an incident occurred to one of my favorite local warbirds. On March 17, 2014 the Rocky Mountain Wing of the Commemorative Air Force’s  TBM  Avenger “309” suffered a collapse of the left main landing gear while taxiing.

Immediately a request was made for donations to help get the TBM back into the air. An estimated $100,000 would be needed, of which only a small portion would be covered by insurance.

In an effort to drum up support and draw attention to the donation effort, and to do my part in helping to get “309” back into the air, I elected to create a WW2 “warbond” inspired poster utilizing one of my recent images of TBM “309”.

This month I am proud to see my donation poster featured in the official Commemorative Air Force magazine, “The Dispatch”.

July 2014 CAF Magazine The Dispatch



JEFFCO AVIATION ASSOCIATION’S 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In

Lots going on aviation wise on Saturday, the 14th of June! Three local events were held simultaneously, I was able to attend two of those three events, my favorite of which is the Jeffco Aviation Association (JAA) Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In.

Here are a few photos from the fly-in, updates will take place as time permits. Don’t forget we’re on social media as well. Be sure to “like” Quibphotography on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all my latest images.


Airplane Talk


Jacks MIG

QP IAR 823

1934 Waco YKC Sunrise


Hill Aerospace Museum-Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Recent travels allowed me the opportunity to spend some time at Hill AFB and the Hill Aerospace Museum.

With a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains, the museum is situated upon 30 acres of the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, Utah and was founded in 1981 as a part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. First opening its doors to the public in 1986, the museum sees approximately 180,000 visitors annually coming from every state in the U.S. and many foreign countries.

I have many, many photos to sort through and process from the excellent variety of aircraft on display. The museum boasts fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from literally every era of aviation history from the beginnings of early manned flight, through both world wars, and up to the modern day jet fighters such as the F-16, F-18 and A-10.

B-17 SHORT BIERB-24 Engine Change-Photo AlbumHH-43B P-38 Hub And BladesP-40 P-51 AudreyB-52C-123