Local Events

Compiled by Chapter 54 member Paul Hove
The event dates and locations listed here come from a variety of sources. There may be changes, cancellations or editing mistakes. Please call ahead to verify that the event is taking place as scheduled.

April 26 2014, 7:00 to 11:00, Ames IA Flying Cyclones Fly-In / Drive-In Breakfast, flying.stuorg.iastate.edu, Ames Municipal Airport ,(KAMW), Pilots in command free, Logan Halvreson, 319-327-0383, loghalv@iastate.edu

May 17 2014, 8:00 to 12:00, Grand Rapids MN Breakfast, www.412.eaachapter.org/apps/calendar/, Grand Rapids County Airport,(KGPZ), Pancake Breakfast, Robert Bischoff, 218-348-4424,

May 31 2014, 9:00 to 12:00, Blaine MN Discover Aviation Days (Pancake Breakfast) , www.discoveraviationdays.org, Anoka County Airport,(KANE), May 31st -June 1st. On display will be general and corporate aircraft, experimental and homebuilt, WWII fighters, trainers and bombers along with vintage and modern military. Those interested in a career in aviation, can stop by the aviation education booths, see flying demonstrations, and kids activities. Meet our many veterans, see our new military history display area. A Pancake Breakfast & Lunch to be served both days. An evening Hangar Dance with a 15 piece 1940s swing band held Saturday night. , , 763-568-6072, Info@DiscoverAviationDays.org

May 31 2014, to , La Crosse WI Deke Slayton Airfest, www.airfest.com, La Crosse Regional Airport,(KLSE), May 31st to June 1st. Deke Slayton Airfest LaCrosse Wisconsin is Proud and Honored to Host the United States Navy Blue Angels., Ron, , info@airfest.com

June 7 2014, 17:00 to 18:00, Council Bluffs IA Great Plains Wing CAF Flight Breakfast, http://flyiowa.org, Iowa City Municipal,(KIOW), Great Plains Wing CAF Flight Breakfast. The theme of Fly Iowa 2014 is - Aviation Past, Present, and Future. Drive-in, fly-in breakfast, exhibits, displays, air show and more., Jeff Hitcjespm, 402-981-4633, jeffhutcheson3@gmail.com

June 7 2014, 10:00 to 15:00, Buffalo MN North Central Sonex Fly-In, www.westmetroaviation.com, Buffalo Municipal Airport,(KCFE), North Central Sonex Fly-In. For pilots and builders, plus others who are interested in learning more about the Sonex line of aircraft. Share building and flying experiences. Learn about construction techniques. Lunch for registered attendees. Contact Wayne to have your name added to an email list for more information, schedule and activities. Buffalo Fly-In and Air Show on Sunday June 8th., Wayne Flury, 763-670-6021,

June 7 2014, 7:00 to 11:00, Amery WI Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, , Amery Municipal Airport,(KAHH), , Paul Isakson, 715-554-3858, iker@amerytel.com

June 8 2014, 6:00 to `12:0, South Saint Paul Commemorative AF Spring Swing, www.cafmn.org/index.php/2014-spring-swing-hangar-d, South St Paul Municipal Airport,(KSGS), Doors Open at 6:00 PM Dance lessons at 7:00 PM Dance starts at 8:00 PM goes till 12:00 AM (midnight) $12.50 presale, $15.00 donation per person You must print your tickets or show the ticket confirmation on your mobile device the night of the dance. Music by the Roseville Big Band, Free Dance lesson from TC Swing & Rhythm & Swing Music, Dancing, Food, Aircraft Tours, Door Prizes, Prizes for best WWII era dress and more! Proceeds from the dance benefit the museum! , , ,

June 8 2014, 8:00 to 1:00, Montevideo MN Chapter 688 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, , Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport,(KMVE), EAA Chapter 688 will be holding a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Classic Car show on Sunday, June 8th from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport (KMVE). In addition to the breakfast the Chapter will also be giving Young Eagles flights. A portion of the money raised from the pancake breakfast will be used to provide scholarships for local students to attend the Minnesota ACE camp as well as scholarships to local college students enrolled in aviation related majors., , ,

June 8 2014, to , Rush City MN Pancake Breakfast, rushcitymn.us/fly-in.shtml, Rush City Regional Airport,(KROS), The Rush City Regional Airport hosts a Fly-In annually on the Sunday before Father's Day in June. Activities include: •A pancake breakfast served by the Rush City Lions, Antique tractor show, Antique car show, Vintage airplanes, Airplane rides, Helicopter rides and Remote control airplane show., Don Swanson, 612-616-9947, dps@eganco.com

June 9 2014, 8:00 to 13:00, Fergus Falls MN Fly In / Drive In Breakfast, www.eaa1174.com, Fergus Falls Municipal Airport ,(KFFM), Dad's Belgian Waffles. Sponsored by EAA 1174. “Promoting Aviation in our Community”. Carry~outs available. All you care to eat!!! Adults 13 & up $8 , , ,

June 14 2014, 8:00 to 12:00, Eau Claire WI Fly-in Breakfast and Young Eagles, http://EAA509.org , Chippewa Vallehy Regional,(KEAU), Fly-in Drive-in Pancake Breakfast, Young Eagle/Eagles Flights and Learn To Fly Day, Jim Gundry, 715-559-9243,

June 15 2014, 7:00 to 12:00, Stanton MN Annual Father's Day Fly-In Breakfast, , Stanton Airfield,(KSYN), , , ,

June 21 2014, 7:00 to 19:00, Menomonie WI Airfest and Autorama, www.menomonieairfest.com/, Menomonie Municipal Airport ,(KLUM), The 2nd Annual Menomonie Airfest & Autorama will take place on Sat. and Sun June 21st & 22nd. This is a fundraiser event for the Don Fanetti Aviation Scholarship. The weekend festival will have something to attract the entire family with many events targeted for all! Free admission! , Jeff Overby, 715-379-8399,

June 21 2014, 7:30 to 11:00, Moose Lake MN Lake Air Flying Club Fly-IN Breakfast, , Moose Lake Airport,(KMZH), LAKE AIR FLYING CLUB ANNUAL FLY IN PANCAKE BREAKFAST. PIC EAT FREE!, Larry Peterson, 218-485-4441,

June 22 2014, 8:00 to 12:00, Redwoood Falls MN Pancake Breakfast, , Red Wing Regional Airport,(KRWF), , , ,

June 22 2014, 7:00 to 11:00, Fairmont MN Lions Fly-In Breakfast, , Fairmont Municipal Airport,(KFRM), Pilot in command eats free., Wayne Kahler , 507-236-3604,

June 28 2014, 9:00 to 14:00, Wadena MN 2014 Wings and Wheels ovre Wadena Fly-In , www.wadenapilots.com/, Wadena Municipal Airport ,(KADC), Weather permitting, an aeorbatic perfomance will be held around 12:00 PM (noon), please check the NOTAM for further information regarding the closure of the airspace during that time. Additional attractions include: activities for kids, model aircraft displays, tractor and car show, and many great visiting aircraft. Please join us for a fun day! , , , josh@wadenapilots.com

June 29 2014, 8:00 to 13:00, Saint Cloud MN Granite City Festival Fly-In, , Saint Cloud Regional Airport,(KSTC), St. Cloud, MN. Granite City Festival Fly-In; Static Displays; Pancake/Sausage Breakfast; Free for PIC, Jim Schlick, 320-253-6400,

July 6 2014, 7:00 to 13:00, Austin MN Pancake Breakfast, , Austin Municipal Airport,(KAUM), Pancake, SPAM, Sausage, Milk, Coffee, Juice Breakfast. &6.00 per person age six and over, PIC Free., Steve Jensen, 507-433-7115,

July 19 2014, to , Eden Prairie MN AirExpo 2014, www.airexpo-mn.org/, Flying Cloud Airport,(KFCM), July 19 - 20, 2014, , 952-746-6100, info@airexpo-mn.org

July 20 2014, 7:00 to 11:00, Forsest City IA Flight Breakfast, , Forest City Municipal Airport,(KFXY), Pic eats free, Richard Trimble, 641-581-2880,

July 26 2014, 7:00 to 14:00, Siren WI Gandy Dancer Fly-in/Drive-in, , Burnett County Airport,(KRZN), Breakfast including wild rice pancakes, ham, cheese, drinks and dessert. Lunch: brats, burgers, hot dogs, snacks served by Siren Lions. Numerous Vintage and Warbird Static displays. Aerobatic performance, car & military vehicle show and 5K Trail foot race., Jeremy Sickler, 715-349-7076, jsickler@burnettcounty.org

July 28 2014, 7:00 to 22:00, Oshkosh WI EAA AirVenture , www.airventure.org, Oshkosh Airport,(KOSH), Monday, Jul 28th thru Sunday, Aug 3rd This is the 62nd annual convention of the experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the world’s largest general aviation fly-in. More than 10,000 aircraft and attendance surpassing 500,000 are expected for this world-renowned event. More than 2,500 showplanes are present, including homebuilts, warbirds, vintage aircraft, ultralights, seaplanes and more. Daily afternoon air shows plus night air shows on July 30 & August 2. More than 800 exhibitors featuring the latest innovations in aviation, as well as nearly 1,000 forums, workshops and seminars throughout the week. Food services available throughout the grounds, and camping available (aircraft and drive-in) adjacent to flight line., Dick Knapinski, 920-426-6523, communications@eaa.org

July 30 2014, to , Clinton IA Cessna 150/152 Flyin., , Clinton Municipal Airport,(KCWI), 6/30- 8/1 Seminars & Flying events. Camp under the wing or at nearby hotels. Free transportation to town., , 301-275-2476,

August 3 2014, 8:00 to 12:00, Red Wing MN 38th Annual Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast, www.1518.eaachapter.org/, Red Wing regional Airport,(KRGK), Come join us for breakfast and partake in the Red Wing, MN River City Days Celebration. Static Aircraft displays, Young Eagle, Eagle Flight and CAP displays. An antique car show will also be taking place at the airport during the morning. We will be serving Sturdiwheat Pancakes and Little Smokies sauaage. PIC eats free. , Dan Johnson, 715-441-1790, EAA1518@charter.net

August 10 2014, 10:30 to 14:30, Chetek WI Annual Charity Fly-In, BBQ, Boat Show and Photo Exhibit, , Chetek municipal Southworth airport,(Y23), Annual fly-in BBQ lunch with all proceeds to local charities and service organizations. Antique, unique modern aircraft and warbirds, if it flies you're welcome. Antique and modern boats, and photography display. , Mike Peterson, 715-925-2725, blumike4@gmail.com

August 16 2014, 7:00 to 16:00, Forest Lake MN 13th Annual Froest Lake MN Fly-In, www.forestlakeairport.org , Forest Lake Airport,(25D), BREAKFAST 7AM! Daniel De Ponti Memorial Airport in Forest Lake, Minnesota (25D) (Home of 24-hour gas and 24-hour grass) will be hosting its 13th Annual Open House and Fly-in on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 7am to 4pm. Land on 2,700 ft. grass strip! The Fly-in will feature pancakes and fixings by EAA chapter 237; hamburger, cheeseburger, fries, corn dogs, hot dogs, all sold by the Forest Lake Lions (proceeds support the local community). Ice cream is available for dessert! Young Eagles rides., John Schmidt, 651-373-3779,

August 17 2014, 8:00 to 13:00, Lake Elmo MN Airport Aviation Day, www.eaa54.org, Lake Elmo Airport,(21D), Lake Elmo Airport Aviation Day, sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 54, will be held at Valter’s Aviation, 12402 N. 30th St. on Sunday, August 17th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The event will feature a fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast and static aircraft display. Our new menu includes Sturdiwheat pancakes, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage from Brine’s Meat Market in Stillwater, and pure maple syrup from Hale's Sugarbush. Kid's activities are available, Lief Erickson, 651-439-5040, events@eaa54.org

August 17 2014, 7:30 to 12:30, Mankato MN Fly-in Breakfast, , Mankato Regional Airport,(KMKT), Fly-in, drive-in, walk-in. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, beverages. Rain or shine. Free admission for pilot in command., , ,

August 23 2014, 10:00 to 14:00, Glencoe MN Sweet Corn & Bratwurst Feed Gly-In , , Glencoe Municipal Airport,(KGYL), , , 320-238-2376,

August 30 2014, 7:30 to 11:30, Shell Lake WI Shell Lake Town and Country Days Flight Breakfast, , Shell Lake Municipal Airport,(KSSQ), The breakfast will include pancakes and sausage. No air show is scheduled., Neil Peterson, 952-356-4942, Daneth1@earthlink.net

September 6 2014, 8:00 to 16:00, Osceola MN Wheels and Wings Fly-in Classic Car Show, www.osceolaaero.com/Wheels-Wings.html, L.O. Sinenstad Municipal Airport,(KOEO), Pancake breakfast, lunch Classic Aircraft, hundreds of Classic Cars on display Flea Market and an Airshow., Jeffrey Meyer, 714-294-2618, meyerjk@centurytel.net

September 6 2014, 8:00 to 11:00, Council Bluffs IA Great Plains Wing CAF Flight Breakfast, , Council Bluffs Minicipal Airport,(KCBF), , Jeff Hutcheson, 402-981-4633, jeffhutcheson3@gmail.com

September 20 2014, 8:00 to 12:00, Grand Rapids MN Breakfast, , Grand Rapids County Airport,(KGPZ), Pancake Breakfast, , ,

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