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PHOTOS: Fly In lands at Steamboat Springs Airport

A Classis Air Helicopter, piloted by Dave Rasmussen, takes off for a crowd at the Steamboat Springs Fly In and Appreciation Day on Sunday.
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"It is not a conventional two-engine airplane," said Joe Wilkins about his 1975 Skymaster Coast Guard Auxiliary plane. It uses a push-pull method with one engine in the front and one in the back of the cabin.
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A pilot taxis to the runway at Steamboat Springs Airport for the Fly In and Appreciation Day on Sunday.
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Penn, green hat, his brother Tobin and their mom, Michelle Jimerson, watch a YAK-18T fire up its engine and go through a preflight check before taking off Sunday.
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Pilot Joe Wilkins shows some children the inside of his 1975 Skymaster, which is pressurized. Wilkins and his wife Shelley flew in from Longmont in the plane Sunday morning.
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Pilot Chris French build this kit airplane himself in Colorado Springs, spending 70-80 hours per week at times to finish. French said there are about 1,000 other airplanes just like his built from a kit.
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Pilot PJ Ashura talks about his 1978 YAK-18T, a Russian training plane, at the Steamboat Springs Fly In and Appreciation Day on Sunday.
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A YAK-18T takes off, dropping a trail of smoke on the runway in its wake.
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Pilot PJ Ashura flies his YAK-18T, a Russian training plane, around the Yampa Valley, here with Mount Werner's changing colors in the background.
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Pilot PJ Ashura does a flyover in his Russian YAK-18T, dropping a trail of smoke in his path for onlookers at the Steamboat Springs Fly In and Appreciation Day on Sunday.
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Fall colors pop in North Routt County, as seen from pilot Joe Wilkins' 1975 Skymaster plane.
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Fall colors pop in North Routt County, as seen from pilot Joe Wilkins' 1975 Skymaster plane.
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A view of Pearl Lake in North Routt County, as seen from pilot Joe Wilkins' 1975 Skymaster plane.
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The view of the backside of Hahns Peak in North Routt County, as seen from pilot Joe Wilkins' 1975 Skymaster plane.
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