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Residents take to the sky at Cape Air open house

October 20, 2017
By GLYNIS HART - For the News ( , Lake Placid News

SARANAC LAKE - Air carrier Cape Air hosted an open house and flyover at the Adirondack Regional Airport Saturday, Oct. 14, inviting members of the community to go up in a Cessna 402 for a short flight over the area.

"Because the planes are so small, you can take in the view, you can talk to the pilots," said Amanda Brebec of Cape Air. "We thought it would be nice to have an open house so people could see what it's like."

"I just flew in [from Boston], and the foliage was beautiful from above," Brebec said.

The flights required people to sign up in advance, and by Friday, Oct. 13 they were all full.

"We had an overwhelming response," Brebec said.

Cape Air flies to Boston three times a day from the airport. Brebec said most customers are business travelers. Boston is the hub from which they fly to other destinations. Cape Air flies to 16 destinations in the Northeast as well as hubs in Montana, the Midwest, the Caribbean and Micronesia.

The airport, which is owned by the town of Harrietstown, is currently undergoing renovations. On Monday, the town council agreed to renew the lease for the ADK CAVU Cafe.

"We finally got somebody in there who knows how to run a cafe," commented Harrietstown Supervisor Michael Kilroy. "Every time I go in there, the place is packed.



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