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Fly Inn Ready for Takeoff

A new sign at the Seeley Lake Airport invites fly-in visitors to check out the Fly Inn Development where $139,000 custom cabin chalets are available for purchase.

The Fly Inn Up and Flying

From the Pathfinder
August, 1996

Developers of The Fly Inn resort were on hand at a pancake breakfast that drew a large number of visitors at the Seeley Lake airport last Sunday.

A model of the planned 1,200-square-foot chalets, built by Winterhawk Woodworks, Inc. (Jim Kyle, owner), was open for viewing and inspection.

The eight-acre subdivision, adjacent to the airport, will accomodate five chalet cabin sites and a larger one-acre parcel. Developers of the project are Richard Brighton, a Park City, Utah, architect and private pilot, and Bob Thorne, a Delta Airlines pilot stationed in Atlanta, Georgia.

Several planes flew in for Sunday's "Friends of the Seeley Lake Airport" fund-raising pancake breakfast, including one plane from California.

Over 100 people turned out and about $1,000 was raised for maintenance and repairs of the airport. The Missoula County Airport Authority is responsible for the Seeley Lake airport, but the Friends of the Seeley Lake Airport, a group made up of Seeley Lake Flying Club members and others interested in the future of the grass strip airport, donate time and money for upgrading and maintenance.

At left a large crowd attends the fund-raising pancake breakfast. At right are The Fly Inn developers, Richard Brighton, left, a Park City, Utah, architect, and Bob Thorne, a Delta Airlines pilot stationed in Atlanta, Georgia.

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