Polson Fly-in features multitude of pilots, spectators

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  • John Bakerstreet of Polson shows interest in a 1928 Travel Air Model 6000, an old 6-seater with a huge cowling.

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    Bob Colby and Judy Rentner of Bigfork flew to Polson for Saturday’s event, coming in with Bob’s 1946 Globe Swift. Bob traded in a 1928 Curttis about two years ago for a “newer” plane.

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    Excellent food was served during the pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the Polson Airport.

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    Chuck Jarecki of Polson has a story to tell about his air miles. He’s shown with a North America map on which is drawn the routes he’s flown in the 1976 Cessna 180 behind it. Jarecki has logged more than 5,000 miles and has also landed in every Central America country except Nicaragua. (Photos by Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

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    Andrew Pattison of Missoula Smoke Jumpers was on hand during last Saturday’s Polson Fly-in to give a demonstration. He shows the heavy backpack that’s strapped to his back when he jumps out of a plan en route to a wildfire.

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    Taitum Folck, a 4-year-old from Polson found a plane just the right size. It was a Super Petrel LS.

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    Frank Hale, right, and Jason Goodwin, both of Kalispell prepare to disembark from the AT6 they flew to the Polson Airport during the Sept. 8 fly-in. The plane was one of the models built in 1942 in Burbank, Calif., for use in Canada. The plan returned to the U.S. in 1961, and is owned by Ray Thompson of Kalispell. Hale has been a pilot for 54 years. (Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

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    Patrick Villegas of Polson takes a close look at a helcopter that landed at the Polson Airport for the Sept. 8 fly-in. (Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

  • John Bakerstreet of Polson shows interest in a 1928 Travel Air Model 6000, an old 6-seater with a huge cowling.

  • 1

    Bob Colby and Judy Rentner of Bigfork flew to Polson for Saturday’s event, coming in with Bob’s 1946 Globe Swift. Bob traded in a 1928 Curttis about two years ago for a “newer” plane.

  • 2

    Excellent food was served during the pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the Polson Airport.

  • 3

    Chuck Jarecki of Polson has a story to tell about his air miles. He’s shown with a North America map on which is drawn the routes he’s flown in the 1976 Cessna 180 behind it. Jarecki has logged more than 5,000 miles and has also landed in every Central America country except Nicaragua. (Photos by Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

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    Andrew Pattison of Missoula Smoke Jumpers was on hand during last Saturday’s Polson Fly-in to give a demonstration. He shows the heavy backpack that’s strapped to his back when he jumps out of a plan en route to a wildfire.

  • 5

    Taitum Folck, a 4-year-old from Polson found a plane just the right size. It was a Super Petrel LS.

  • 6

    Frank Hale, right, and Jason Goodwin, both of Kalispell prepare to disembark from the AT6 they flew to the Polson Airport during the Sept. 8 fly-in. The plane was one of the models built in 1942 in Burbank, Calif., for use in Canada. The plan returned to the U.S. in 1961, and is owned by Ray Thompson of Kalispell. Hale has been a pilot for 54 years. (Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

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    Patrick Villegas of Polson takes a close look at a helcopter that landed at the Polson Airport for the Sept. 8 fly-in. (Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

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