This will be the Fifth Year of sorts (that we are doing this on the First Sunday instead of 2nd Sunday this year) of the Stapleton October Fly.
Jane is moving the official Denver OSOW Fly back to Sloans Lake for 2013, (so we have heard) where it was held for many Octobers before 2008 thru 2011 which were held at Stapleton.
The reason for this is so that we can enjoy flying at Stapleton as we have every October, but be free to participate in One Sky One World at Sloans Lake the next Sunday,
OR you have another option
we will be holding a special Second Sunday Fly at Sandstone Park in Longmont, Sunday October 13th, dedicated to the Flood victims and survivors, Decorate The Sky to bring hope and beauty back to Longmont and the Front Range.
Sandstone is a perfect location to fill the sky for all to see!
Formerly the site of Denver's ORIGINAL International Airport, Stapleton Airport has been redeveloped into residential and commercial subdivisions. Martin Luther King Blvd. was extended across the former entrance to the long ago removed Terminal eastward across where there were once runways. Cement debris from the demolished tarmac are the base buried under the grassy hills in the center section of Stapleton's Central Park. A straight sidewalk with light posts runs west to east, mimicking a Runway. The one remaining structure that identifies that this was an Airport is the Control Tower. The adjacent parking garage structure was being demolished when this was written in April, 2011.
This field has been the site of Denver's One Sky One World (OSOW) kite festival on the 2nd. Sunday in October since the fly was moved from Sloans Lake to Stapleton in 2008.
Team iQuad visited us for the 2010 OSOW. Please see our past Meetups on here for more.
We first attempt to fly on the East side of the park, at Beeler St.parking area, and "iQuad" pond, OR if there's soccer, we can go to the grass slopes and center pavilion area near the playground, which is a quarter mile west of Beeler going west on MLK.