Adirondack Life

Planes and Pancakes

Most summer mornings on Piseco Lake, you’ll hear only natural sounds: lapping waves, twittering birds, the occasional plop-plop of a leaping fish. But on the penultimate Saturday of every August, you’ll hear repetitive, low rumbling as plane after plane circles the lake to land at Piseco Airport.

Once a year, 50 to 70 pilots in small planes—some antique, some state of the art—make their way to the airport for the annual Speculator Lion’s Club Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast. Like many happenings in this still-wild corner of the Adirondacks, the Fly-In

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