Airplane pilots and pancake lovers had been expected to fill the skies over Sanatoga PA this morning, headed a few miles east to Pottstown-Limerick Airport, where the Pottstown Aircraft Owners And Pilots (PAOP) organization scheduled its 54th annual Fly-In Breakfast. Sadly, Tropical Storm Hanna deflated its plans.
The breakfast was “cancelled due to weather,” PAOP’s website announced this morning, and at 8:40 a.m. EDT a volunteer could be seen hanging a cancellation notice at the corner of Ridge Pike and Airport Road in Limerick PA. Gates at an entrance to the airport’s “Flyers’ Roost” grove, where the breakfast was to have been held, were locked. No one representing PAOP was available there for comment, and so far no re-schedule date has been announced.
Not everyone interested in attending had heard about the cancellation. Occasional visitors in cars and trucks, hoping to see favorite planes take off and land, were still pulling up to the grove entrance later during the morning.
The Fly-In Breakfast draws a crowd each year, primarily for the variety of airplane models and vintages it attracts. Pilots from several states away have been known to leave their home airports, fly into Limerick specifically for the breakfast that begins at 8 in the morning, and then fly home four hours later. Besides a menu of eggs, sausage, pancakes and coffee, the $6-per-person breakfast also offers airplane and helicopter rides, flying lessons, and live music.
West Ridge Pike
Distance from Sanatoga village center (East High Street and North Pleasantview Road): 2.2 miles
Find directions via Google here