“Come out and Fly” Becoming a Much Anticipated Event
September 11, 2019
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  • “Come Out and Fly” is quickly becoming a fan favorite among local community members, including the young and young at heart.

    The event, which is in its second year, captured the attention of people from all over northeast Colorado Saturday morning.  Washington County resident Phil Sims and Randy Hayes of the Colorado Plains Regional Airport in Akron once again worked together to provide free small aircraft rides to the public.

    Planes began running around 7 a.m. Saturday, where every child that came through to fly received a free “I flew” t-shirt, compliments of Alan and Shantil Basler.  Collette and Andrea Sims manned the registration table to a steady stream of participants came through the morning.  A total of 53 passengers of all ages received a free plane ride around Akron by one of two pilots, Phil Sims and Dell Forbes of Fort Morgan.

    Also on location was the Akron Lions Club who cooked up a delicious breakfast a no cost.  Attendees were able to make a donation for the meal, if they wished.  The great weather played a large role in keeping things running smoothly and resulted in very little wait time for breakfast or plane rides.

    Phil Sims continues to plan this event to give people of all ages the same joy and excitement he receives from flying.  A sincere thank you goes out to all helped make the event a huge success, yet again.