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 cement 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.
Updated: 24 JUL 14
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”.
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.