It's that time of year again, where you have a chance to take a unique view of Central Alberta, courtesy of the Lacombe Flying Club's 4th annual Twinkle Tours event.
The annual tours, which support the Lacombe Community Food Bank gives you the chance to view the fabulous lights of Lacombe and area from up in the clouds.
President of the Lacombe Flying Club Jon Fromm says they'll take you on about a half hour flight around the area.
“We leave Lacombe airport and fly out past the Prentis gas plant, Joffrey, and then across between the north end of Red Deer and Blackfalds and then back up to Lacombe and around town. The inspiration came from my hometown back in Saskatchewan the flying club there used to do this in the 80’s and 90’s, and I borrowed the idea and ran it here.”
Fromm says the popularity of this event keeps growing, and the community continues to show it tremendous support.
“We’ll also do it again next year. It keeps selling out faster and faster every year, this year it took a whole three days. We only have so many pilots and planes that we can use, and they’re just volunteering their time and their airplanes, and it’s a great excuse to go flying.”
The tours started on November 30th and run until December 21st, weather permitting.
Unfortunately, tickets for this year's event sold out on the first day they went on sale. But you can still make a donation to the local food bank at any time.
You can also click here to go to the GoFundMe page set-up for the Fromm family, as Jon's wife Tracy recently passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm, leaving behind five kids.