Land of Enchantment Fly In (LOEFI)

Thanks to sponsors, exhibitors, seminar speakers, volunteers, and attendees for a super day at the airport!

LOEFI 2016

CLICK to view LOEFI 2016 Pictorial by Phil Thompson

View 2016 Photos  – NEW!

2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors –  THANK YOU!

Congrats to Award Winners!

Best Homebuilt – Robert Anderson, Santa Fe;  Vans RV-8
Best Vintage – Ryan Carson, Albuquerque; Luscombe RE Silvaire
Best Contemporary – Jean-Pierre Held, Santa Fe; Cessna C-180V
Best Warbird – Chuck Swanberg, Sandia Park; Ryan L-17B
Furthest Home Airport – Tom Navar, El Paso; Cessna 180
Oldest Aircraft – Kurt Winker, Los Lunas;  Piper J-3 Cub (1942)
People’s Choice – William Dubois, Santa Rosa; Ercoupe 415-C/D

High res Winner pics

Saturday August 27, 2016; Double Eagle II Airport

What’s a “Fly In”?  Similar to a car  show, these aircraft fly in to be judged, while spectators get to see a gathering of amateur built, antique and other unique aircraft — and meet their pilots, builders, and restorers!  Expected highlights include the Chile Flight (formation flying team), helicopters, gliders, ultralights, and static displays of remote controlled aircraft.

What’s there to do?

  • Come early to see aircraft as they arrive and catch the 8AM Opening Ceremony and flag raising
  • Browse the Exhibit Hall with aviation businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations.  Learn about aviation education, careers, technology, fun!
  • Enjoy EAA 179’s FREE pancake breakfast and/or burger lunch, donations accepted
  • Try riveting at the Builders’ Corner! Talk to builders!
  • Engage the kids in the Youth Aviators Center
  • Attend an pilot safety seminar – 3 to choose from!
  • Shop at EAA 179′s Fly Mart and buy used aviation treasures
  • Stroll the ramp of aircraft, military vehicles, and cars.  The Drifters Car Club joins us this year

What to bring?    A refillable drinking water container, sun protection, comfortable shoes, and your camera!

FREE Admission and parking, FREE Pancake breakfast and Burger lunch, donations accepted. Any proceeds go towards activities supporting EAA Chapter 179’s mission including aviation scholarships, Double Eagle Aviation Adventure (summer camp), Young Eagles events, and youth outreach activities.  Questions? Contact us at

Aircraft Award Categories:  Best Homebuilt; Best Vintage; Best Contemporary (1956-1970);  Best Warbird; Best Sailplane; Oldest Aircraft; Furthest Home Airport, Grand Champion; People’s Choice

Download LOEFI 2016 Poster   2016 Schedule    View 2016 Site Map

DRIVE IN DIRECTIONS to Double Eagle II Airport: take I-40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Vista Blvd. and follow airport signs to parking. Shuttle van available from parking area.

FLYING IN?  Listen to ATIS on 119.025. On first call, give distance and direction from airport. NOTE: tower controllers do NOT have radar.  After landing, tell Double Eagle Ground that you are “going to the Fly In”.  Expect to taxi to parking on the north ramp (until full). See ramp map. Parking in front of Bode FBO is reserved for transient aircraft.  Bode will provide fuel off truck at self serve price.  Tie downs limited; bring ropes and stakes in case you’ll need them. Register with EAA179 to make sure to hear about next year’s event!   Double Eagle II Airport information: Airnav