2019 Land of Enchantment Fly In (LOEFI 2019)

LOEFI 2019
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LOEFI 2021
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Awards & Photos
Video Highlights
Exhibitors & Sponsors
What’s there to do?
Drive-in Directions to Double Eagle II
For Pilots
Bulletin: New This Year
On-Field Camping, Friday & Sat Nights
Check Details on the Pilots Page
Interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor?

What’s a Fly-In?

Similar to a car show, 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,  in the Exhibit Hall and attending SEMINARS!
  • Enjoy  breakfast and lunch on site!
  • Try riveting at the Builders’ Corner!  3D Printing!  Talk to builders!
  • Engage the kids in the Youth Aviators Center
  • PILOTS!  Attend SEMINARS about flying New Mexico; earn WINGS credits!
  • Shop at EAA 179′s Fly Mart and buy used aviation treasures
  • Stroll the ramp of aircraft, military vehicles, and cars. Click here for map of the Fly-in Ramp Layout for 2019.

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

FREE Admission and parking, donations accepted. Any proceeds go towards activities supporting EAA Chapter 179’s mission including aviation scholarships, Double Eagle Aviation Adventure (teen STEM program), Young Eagles events, and youth outreach activities.  Questions? Contact us at chapter@eaa179.org.

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DRIVE IN DIRECTIONS to Double Eagle II Airport:

  • From Albuquerque (from the Big I): Take I-40 west to Paseo del Volcan (formerly Atrisco Vista Blvd), turn north to the Double Eagle II airport, follow the signs to parking. (Google Map)
  • From Rio Rancho (from Paseo Del Norte and I-25): Take Paseo Del Norte Blvd NE westbound. It turns south becoming Paseo del Volcan (formerly Atrisco Vista Blved), to the Double Eagle II airport, follow the signs to parking. (Google Map)
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FOR PILOTS: Join our community of pilots, members of EAA 179 and other New Mexico chapters, for a day of checking out other pilots’ airplanes, browsing the exhibit hall and attending seminars, and sharing your passion for flying and aviation with other pilots and the public.

  • Seminars:  Check back for seminar list, including FAA WINGS qualified seminars.
  • Camping: NEW THIS YEAR!  Pilot camping is available on the north ramp and in an adjacent grass area on the airfield for Friday and Saturday nights.   Contact us for details at loefi@eaa179.org    Friday night cookout on the field for campers and event volunteers.
  • Aircraft Awards: Best Plans Built; Best Kit Built, Contemporary (1971 – present); Classic (prior to 1971); LSA/Trike; Warbird; Most Distant Fly-in, People’s Choice; LOEFI Grand Champion (judge’s choice)

Pilots Flying or Driving to LOEFI? Click here for more information, as the date approaches.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Tell us of your interest by sending eMail to loefi@eaa179.org.   Other than support from airport or FBO personnel, this event is run completely by volunteers.

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2021 Exhibitor Reservations Open
Join us as a LOEFI 2021 Exhibitor or Sponsor!  Reserve space today! Download the new LOEFI Sponsorship form for 2021 specifics.  $200 minimum for a 10′ x 10′ Commercial booth; $50 for Nonprofit Organizations. Maximize your exposure with early payment. More info on our main LOEFI Exhibitor-Sponsor page.

Enjoy memories of LOEFI 2019

Great 5 minute video, highlights of  LOEFI 2019
2019 & Previous Award Winners and Event Photo
Download 2019 Poster  Download 2019 Media Release
2019 Schedule
2019 Ramp Map

Thanks to all who made LOEFI 2019 a fabulous day!

Exhibitors & Sponsors
Aircraft Awards and Photos

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Updated 06/06/2021-goy