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.


February
February 13 2016, 10:00 to 13:00, Marshfield WI EAA Chapter 992 Ski Plane Fly-In and Chili Feed, www.eaa992.org/, Marshfield Municipal Airport ,(KMFI), Join us on Saturday for a variety of home-made chili, ski planes, and fun! Planes on wheels are also welcome, of course! Preferred ski landing area is the center of the field, east of runway 34, between runway 23 and the north taxiway from runway 34., Christopher Owens, 715-207-0744, info@eaa992.org

February 13 2016, 10:00 to 13:00, White Bear Lake MN Coffee and Cake Ski-Plane Fly-In, , Benson's Airport,(6MN9), Benson’s Airport is hosting a FREE coffee and cake ski-plane flyin on Saturday February 13th, 2016. 10am til 1pm. The event will be held regardless of snow, lack of snow, mud, or zombie apocalypse. Runway is NOT plowed, but is groomed after fresh snow. , Kim, 763-503-0161, eaa745@gmail.com

February 28 2016, 8:00 to 12:00, Warroad MN Lions 38th Annual Ski Plane Fly-In Breakfast , , Warroad Airport ,(KRRT), Ski Planes land on the Warroad River, Wheel Planes at the Warroad Airport. Shuttle service available 8a.m. - 12 noon., Dave Paulson , 218-386-1818, dpaulson@ssbwarroad.com

March
March 5 2016, to , Garrison MN Iceport 2016 Fly-In, www.twinpinesmillelacs.com, Twin Pines Resort,(), Fly-In is on The Shores Of Twin Pines Resort on Mille Lacs Lake. 122.9 320-200-8050 - 320-692-4413. See Video of Past Fly-Ins. Rain Date - 12th., , ,

March 6 2016, 9:00 to , McGregor MN Jackson Ski Plane Fly in, , McGregor Iverson Airport,(KHZX), Horseshoe Lake....east shore. 48123 Lily Ave. McGregor, MN 55760 We will go from sunup to sundown with landings on Horseshoe Lake. We will have chili in the hangar. If you want to ground pound we have good parking and if your on wheels we can come get you at McGregor Airport…Mo gas available on Lake., Paul Jackson, 612-963-1655, paul@flightline.tv

March 16 2016, 9:00 to 12:00, Minnesota Aviation Day At The Capitol, , ,(), Anyone actively involved in aviation in Minnesota and who believes in the importance of their local airport is encouraged to participate. You will be meeting with your state senators and representatives to tell them how important aviation and your local airport are to their communities and to their constituents. Event Schedule - 0900 Kick Off Breakfast; 0930-1145 Legislative Meetings; 1200 Box Lunch at Capitol; 12-1430 House Transportation Committee Meeting. , , , Gordon.Hoff@comcast.net

April
April 29 2016, 9:00 to 21:00, , www.mnpilots.org/, Anoka County/Blaine Airport ,(KANE), Admission $5.00 per person - per day. Free to MNPilots members and attendees 18 and under. See over 40 aviation exhibitors.Participate in FAA Safety Seminars. Sit in on many different aviation forums. Tour the Golden Wings Museum. Please note the conference ends April 30, 2016 at 4pm. , , 763-494-7744 ,

June
June 18 2016, 8:00 to 13:00, Bemidji MNFly-In/Drive-In 2016 Summer Flapjack Days, www.bemidjiaviation.com/, Bemidji Regional Airport ,(KBJI), EAA Chapter 1397 and Bemidji Aviation Services. General aviation aircraft may purchase avgas at a $0.75 per gallon discount during Pancake Days. , Bemidji Aviation , 218-751-1880,

June 19 2016, 7:30 to 12:30, Canby MN Father's Day Airshow & Fly-In, , Canby Airport,(KCNB), Dads Belgium Waffles Airshow Starts at 1:00 pm, Matt Wagner , 507-828-0323 , Mathewwagner@hotmail.com

July
July 16 2016, 9:00 to 17:00, AirExpo 2016, wotn.org/airexpo , Flying Cloud Airport ,(KFCM), Minnesota's premier aviation event featuring over 50 aircraft from World War II to present. Take a ride in a B-17 Flying Fortress, single engine, helicopter or open air biplane, See over 50 aviation heroes in our Hall of Heroes. Pancake breakfast both days. Kids area, fun for the entire family., Steve Kerns, 952-746-6100 , stevek@wotn.org

July 16 2016, 8:00 to 13:00, Bemidji MNFly-In/Drive-In 2016 Summer Flapjack Days, www.bemidjiaviation.com/, Bemidji Regional Airport ,(KBJI), EAA Chapter 1397 and Bemidji Aviation Services. General aviation aircraft may purchase avgas at a $0.75 per gallon discount during Pancake Days. , Bemidji Aviation , 218-751-1880,

July 25 2016, to , Oshkosh Wi EAA AirVenture, www.eaa.org/en/airventure, Whittman Regional Airport,(KOSH), July 25 - July 31, , ,

August
August 14 2016, to , Lino Lakes MN Seaplane Pilots Association Pig Roast, www.mnseaplanes.com, Surfside Seaplane Base,(BY4), Pig Roast, , ,

August 20 2016, 8:00 to 13:00, Bemidji MNFly-In/Drive-In 2016 Summer Flapjack Days, www.bemidjiaviation.com/, Bemidji Regional Airport ,(KBJI), EAA Chapter 1397 and Bemidji Aviation Services. General aviation aircraft may purchase avgas at a $0.75 per gallon discount during Pancake Days. , Bemidji Aviation , 218-751-1880,

August 21 2016, 7:00 to 11:00, Boyceville WI Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast , , Boyceville Municipal Airport ,(3T3), Serving pancakes, sausage and eggs. PICs eat free!, Joel Timblin , 715-205-9104, joel.timblin@flyer411.com

September
September 24 2016, to , Clinton IA Fly Iowa 2016, www.flyiowa.org/, Clinton County Airport,(KCWI), Clinton County Municipal Airport will be hosting Fly Iowa with a Space County, USA theme to celebrate the countys history in aerospace and aviation. , Chuck McDonald, 515-964-1398,

September 26 2016, 9:00 to 13:00, Eden Prairie MN Chili Cook-Off/Feed & Open House, , Flying Cloud Airport ,(KFCM), At Modern Avionics 9am-1pm. Chili will be judged for taste, after taste, appearance and texture. Please have your chili made ahead of time, heated and in a crock pot when arriving. Please provide a serving ladle. Chili can be brought in at 8:30am. Judging will start at 9am. Modern Avionics will provide the chips, saltines, sour cream, shredded cheese, etc. Everyone is invited to try the chili. The chili is free but we will have a donation basket available and all donations collected will be delivered to the Eden Prairie Food Shelf. , Gloria , 952-941-2783 , gloria@modernaviationscom

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