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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 pilots from around the country and the community to the Regional & Vintage Aircraft Fly-In and Airport Appreciation Day.
“I don’t think most people know that our airport sees more than 10,000 operations per year,” commented Airport Manager Stacie Fain. “This event takes us back to a grassroots theme focused on our pilots and community.”
Join us for all things aviation and celebrate the airport during the Inaugural Regional & Vintage Aircraft Fly-In & Airport Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 22 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) starting at 7am. Flights and Demos soar throughout the day and the City of Steamboat Springs and Phillips 66 are offering $3/gallon Jet A and 100LL fuel special for aircraft during the event.
Zephyr Helicopters take off for a birds-eye view of the Yampa Valley when you buckle up ($75/seat) in their Bell 206L-3 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.
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 is a new event at the airport and supported by fuel sponsor Phillips 66. Many may remember the Wild West Air Fest, which took its final flight last year ending a nearly 15 year run. The Fly-In is FREE and looks to celebrate this aviation jewel that serves Steamboat Springs, northwest Colorado and flying community.
ContactStacie Fain, Airport Manager, 970.879.9042 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email