Thomas MMemorial Airport 17th Annual Fly-In hosts hundreds of aviation enthusiasts

Kris Kendall, a parachute specialist from Denver attended the Thomas Memorial Airport 17th Annual Fly-In and was part of the Sunday morning opening activities that included the singing of the national anthem. Kendall not only parachuted to the Glendo Airfield but also was the flag bearer that brought the flag down to earth.

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GLENDO – Billed as the largest grassroots fly-in in Wyoming, the Thomas Memorial Airport 17th Annual Fly-In was host to hundreds of people, young and old who called themselves aviation enthusiasts.

The two-day event had great food, evening entertainment and flying competitions like flour drops and balloon busts along with the kids toy drop feature.

In promoting the event, the invitations were unique as they listed the coordinates for Glendo. Latitude 42-31-12, the Longitude 105-01 – 12.1000W and the elevation which was 4666.

The festivities began Saturday with skydivers and radio-controlled planes, however, not at the same time. On Sunday the pilots participated in competitions such as the flour bombing contest and the balloon busting contest. There was also a special toy drop for the kids.

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