LOEFI 2021 – Welcome Pilots

Flying into LOEFI Staying Overnight Activities

Join our community of pilots and 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:  Flying the New Mexico Backcountry, Electric Aircraft, Formation Flying – see schedule.
  • Camping:  NEW THIS YEAR!  Camping for fly-in pilots will be available Friday and Saturday nights, located on the north ramp and in an adjacent grass area on the airfield.  See below for details.  Friday night cookout by EAA 179 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 IN TO LOEFI

  • Check Airport Diagram. Note taxiway changes since 2018 which require crossing runway 22/04 from runway 17/35.
    • Inbound: Listen to AWOS on 119.025.
      • On first call, give distance and direction from airport. NOTE: tower controllers now have radar!
      • After landing, tell Double Eagle Ground that you are “going to the Fly In”.  Expect to taxi to parking in the tie-down area on the north ramp. See new airport diagram (.PDF).
    • Parking, fuel, and Fly-in Registration: Bode will provide fuel off truck at self serve price. Tie downs are limited; please bring chocks and ropes.
      • Parking in front of Bode FBO is reserved for transient aircraft. Self Serve fuel island will be closed. Double Eagle II Airport information: Airnav
    • Outbound: Accessing runway 17/35 from the ramp requires crossing runway 22/04. Also, there are new run up areas at both Runway 22 and Runway 17. Contact ground before proceeding FROM runup areas TO the runway unless otherwise instructed.  If you have questions, contact the Tower.

Pilots – STAYING A NIGHT, Friday and/or Saturday?

    • If you are staying over in Albuquerque, ask for special “Bode Aviation” rates at Rio Grande Best Western and Econolodge on Central Ave.  Rental cars ARE available on prior request via Bode Aviation FBO.
    • New for 2021 – On-field Camping for Pilots and crew.

      Airplane camping is being offered on the field at KAEG for Friday & Saturday nights.

      • Bring your tent and airplane tie-down stakes and ropes! Camping is offered in a grass area adjacent to the north ramp and on the north ramp itself. Check the ramp layout for greater detail.
      • Fly-In Cookout Friday night, hosted by EAA Chapter 179.
      • Food trucks will set up for the Fly-In, 0700-1500. Bombing Range Café on the field open 0800 – 1400 Fri/Sunday.
      • Upon arrival, tell Ground Control that you are here for LOEFI and camping, to receive directions to the camping area.
      • if you plan to camp, please send eMail to Arnold Bronson (arnoldbronson@icloud.com) or loefi@eaa179.org, or send questions or inquiries to them.

Pilots – ACTIVITIES AT THE FLY-IN!

  • Two general areas will be set up for aircraft displays – a Showcase area for featured aircraft in front of the hangar, and the north ramp for Visiting Aircraft.  See event ramp map.
  • Upon arrival, please stop by the Pilot Registration tent, where you will receive a T-shirt, a goodie bag plus make your choice for award category.
  • Here is the schedule of activities of special interest for pilots (and crewmembers). Note in particular the WINGS Seminars. Check here for the complete Schedule of Activities  and Exhibitors.
    • 0830 – 0945 • WINGS Safety Seminar – “Flying the New Mexico Backcountry” – NMPA
    • 1015 – 1130  • Seminar – “Can Electric Aircraft Pull General Aviation Out Of The Nose Dive?” by Will Fox
    • 1130 • Aircraft Judging closes, People’s Choice ballots due
    • 1230 – 1300 • Gathering of Pilots for Group Photo and d Aircraft Awards Presentation, EAA 179
    • 1330 – 1430 •  Public Presentation – “Formation Flying”, by Chile Flight
  • Food trucks will be on hand for breakfast and lunch.
  • Continuing our tradition, we will have awards, some determined by our panel of judges, others voted on by the visiting public, and other special awards. The categories this year are:
    • For Judging: Best Plans Built, Best Kit Built, Best Contemporary (1971 to present), Best Classic (prior to 1971), Best Warbird
    • Public Voting: People’s Choice
    • Special:  Most Distant Fly-In
    • Grand Champion (judge’s choice)
    • Judging will conclude at 1130 hours, presentations will be at 1230 hours.

Updated 08/25/2021