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Kyle Jones wheels his 2000 Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1B seaplane into place. He and wife Karen flew up from Glenmont for the event, as they do almost every year. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Kyle Jones and his wife Karen flew up from Glenmont in their 2000 Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1B for breakfast, as they do almost every year. She said the airplane is the only mistress she allows her husband. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Aircraft aficionados check out a 1977 twin-engine Piper Navajo owned by Kirk Baur of Piseco and South Hampton, N.J. "Madeline" seats six, including the pilot and co-pilot. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Kirk Baur of Piseco and South Hampton, N.J. shows how his twin-engine Piper Navajo can be used as an air ambulance. The model is also a popular air taxi, he said. He has been coming to the fly-in since age 11. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

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Fly-in sets records

Monday, August 26, 2013 - Updated: 9:55 PM

Almost 60 aircraft flew into Piseco Airport for the annual Fly-In / Drive-In Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Speculator Lions Club Saturday, Aug. 24. So many people come for the food each year that after last year's over 600 breakfasts the Lions Club added an additional tent and seating this year. It's a good thing; they served a record-breaking 737 meals. The number of airplanes broke the record this year too; 58 flew in. Cars lined both sides of the entire access road for hours.

Rows of airplanes were lined up between the airport office and the hangars. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Some of the 737 people who came for breakfast wait in line for their food. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

The cooks were hard pressed to keep up with demand. Shown are (from left) Pat Sorbello, Bonnie Boice, Gary Bojarski, Kendal Wilt, Art Brown and George Swift (at the end). (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

     

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