Monday, June 25, 2012
LITH Airport Breakfast Turns Into Impromptu Fly-In
The event wasn't planned as a fly-in, said Elton Eisle, President of the Barrington-based fliers' group. All it was supposed to be was a chance for local residents to get to know the airport. "If you don't own a plane then there's not much reason to come to the airport to see what's here," he said. The event was a hit from that standpoint, too, with families out the hangar doors and into the parking lot in a half-hour holding pattern for a stack of flapjacks and a chance to peer at EAA planes ranging from true homebuilts to antique warbirds.
LITH Airport's lacked a signature event since the Lake in the Hills Airshow went on "hiatus" five years ago in the face of dwindling airspace, not to mention dwindling Village funds to support it. An annual fly-in might be a low-cost replacement if EAA 790 can stand the organizational strain. "This is phenomenal," laughed member Jeff Kempfer before buzzing off in a "follow me" cart to guide another plane to the parking area.