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 7 2015, 19:00 to 21:00, Blaine MN KANE After the Crash: Surviving an Aircraft Accident, www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Safety-and-Technique/, noka Co-Blaine Airport ,(KANE), Of the millions of GA flights every year, only a few end with unplanned off-airport landings. But even though the odds of a crash are slim, the potential consequences are harsh which is why smart pilots prepare and take basic precautions. Thats where our new seminar comes in. From route planning and emergency rations to signal mirrors and sat phones, our presenters take a user-friend, common sense approach at maximizing your chances of survival and rescue after a crash., , 800-638-3101 ,

April 10 2015, 10:00 to 21:00, Blaine MN Second Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering , www.mnpilots.org, Anoka County/Blaine Airport,(KANE), At the Golden Wings Air Museum, Anoka Airport. 10 AM to 9 PM on Apr. 10 and 8 AM to 4PM on Apr 11.Admission $5.00 per person - per day. Free to MNPilots members and attendees 18 and under.The Gathering will feature education sessions and a variety of vendors of aviation-related products. Education sessions will cover a broad range of topics, including owner-assisted maintenance, seaplane operations, ski plane operations, survival medicine, single pilot IFR, Minnesota aviation history, winter operations, engine management, how to promote your local airport and many others. More details at http://www.mnpilots.org , , ,

April 18 2015, 8:00 to 12:00, Ames IA Fly-In Breakfast, , Ames Municipal Airport ,(KAMW), Iowa State Flying Cyclones Fly-in Breakfast Pilots in command free, Jenny Kuenstling, 641-218-8733, flying@iastate.edu

April 21 2015, to , Lakeland FL 41st Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, www.sun-n-fun.org, Lakeland Linder Airport ,(KLAL), 41st Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by Visit Florida April 21-26, 2015 in Lakeland, FL. All event proceeds are returned to the Aerospace Center for Excellence, delivering SUN ‘n FUN’s aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculums through year-round programs and activities. , , 863-644-2431,

April 25 2015, 9:00 to 12:00, Hillsboro ND EAA Chapter 1342 Fly-In Breakfast, , Hillsboro Municipal Airport ,(3H4), Pancakes will be served by the Grand Forks Women in Aviation chapter.Prizes will be given out for the longest haul, oldest aircraft, and oldest pilot to fly-in. , David Leiting, 262-914-4278,

April 25 2015, 11:00 to 14:00, Fort Dodge IA Plane Crazies Chili Fly-in/Drive-in , , Fort Dodge Regional Airport,(KFOD), , , 515-955-3434,

May 2 2015, 9:00 to 12:00, Lakeville MN Airlake Airport Girls Aviation Day, penguinflight.net/girls-aviation-day, Airlake Airport,(KLVN), Since 2009, Girls Aviation Day has introduced young people into the world of aviation. This free event is open to all young adults and kids interested. This is the 6th year that Girls Aviation Day has been held with over 100 kids attending last year. The goal is to continue opening opportunities for young kids in the local area that might not otherwise be known. , Kjersti Kittelson, 651-769-7093, girlsaviationday@gmail.com

May 15 2015, to , Brainerd MN Minnesota Seaplane Pilot's Safety Seminar , www.mnseaplanes.com/, Madden's on East Gull Lake ,(), , , ,

May 16 2015, 8:00 to 12:00, Grand Rapids MN Spring Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, , Grand Rapids County Airport,(KGPZ), Pancake breakfast fly in/ Drive inn, Robert Bischoff , 218-348-4424, eaachapter412@gmail.com

May 30 2015, 8:00 to 16:00, Anoka MN Fly-In/Drive-In Discover Aviation Days, www.discoveraviationdays.org/, Anoka Airport,(KANE), Come out to the Anoka County Airport in Blaine on May 30th & 31st to celebrate the many aspects of aviation. Enjoy numerous aviation exhibitors, aircraft & helicopter rides, food booths and more! On display will be general and corporate aircraft, experimental and homebuilt, WWII fighters, trainers and bombers along with vintage and modern military. Tsee flying demonstrations, and kid's activities. Meet our many veterans, See our military history display area. A Pancake Breakfast & Lunch to be served both days. A 1940's evening Hangar Dance with a 15 piece swing band held Saturday night. , , ,

June 3 2015, 11:00 to 16:00, Eden Prairie MN Flying Cloud: Annual Barbeque, , Flying Cloud Field ,(KFCM), , , ,

June 5 2015, 17:00 to 19:00, New Lisbon WI Fly-IN Fish Fry, www.1365.eaachapter.org/, New Lisbon Municipal Airport ,(82C), Fish Fry Fly-In! Come join us for some Friday Night Fish. Other foods will be available as well. , Tom Chudy, 608-547-6503 , tchudy@accratech.com

June 6 2015, 8:00 to 11:00, Council Bluffs IA Great Plains Wing CAF Flight Breakfast, , Council Bluffs Municipal Airport,(KCBF), Flight Breakfast, Jeff Hutcheson, 712-323-6042 , jeffhutcheson3@gmail.com

June 7 2015, 7:30 to , Buffalo MN Buffalo Days Fly-In & Drive-In Breakfast , , Buffalo Municipal Airport,(KCFE), Breakfast starting at 7:30am. Includes an Air Show, huge Car Show and aircraft Static Display, West Metro Aviation , 763-682-1516,

June 7 2015, 8:00 to , Wild Rose WI Annual Fly-In/Drive-In , , Wild Rose Idlewild,(W23), Pancake Breakfast 8am 'til gone and Pig/Beef Roast and more lunch, 11:30 'til gone. Free kiddie "Plane Train" rides, Gamma Goat rides, 50/50 Raffles and Airplane rides (fee charged for airplane rides). Event held rain or shine. , , ,

June 13 2015, to , Buffalo MN 2nd Annual North Central Sonex Fly-In , , Buffalo Municipal Airport,(KCFE), For all Sonex pilots and builders, plus anyone interested in learning more about the Sonex line of Experimental aircraft. Share experiences, tips and pilot advice., Wayne Flury, 763-670-6021 , wflury@wh-link.net

June 14 2015, 8:00 to 13:00, Fergus Falls MN Dad's Belgian Waffle Fly In Breakfast, , Fergus Falls Municipal Airport,(KFFM), Dad's Belgian Waffles will be serving there famous waffles with a large selection of syrups and whip cream topping and sausages. Cost: Adults 13 & up $8.00, Ages 6-12 $6.00, Ages 5 and Under Eat Free! Serving all you care to eat. There will also be Young Eagles rides available., Dave Jennen, 218-205-4345 , davejennen@icloud.com

June 20 2015, 12:00 to 18:00, Granite Falls MN Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow , WWW.FAGENFIGHTERSWWIIMUSEUM.ORG, Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport,(KMML), Field opens at 12:00PM – Airshow at 3:00PM (Rain Date is June 21st.) Fagen Fighters WWII Museum’s Airshow features the exciting AeroShell Aerobatic Team. EAA’s B-17, many rare WWII Reenactors and Camps, WWII Vehicles, 40’s era music, and much more. Enjoy lots of great Warbird flying and live pyro. Hope to see you there.The day belongs to the 40’s and due to very limited ramp space the airport will be closed to general aviation. General aviation traffic will be routed to Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport in Marshall, Minnesota, just 30 miles south of Granit Falls on Highway 23. Shuttles provided., Sdan Carroll, 320-564-6644,

June 21 2015, 14:00 to 16:00, Canby MN Free Fathers Day Airshow, , Canby Municipal Airport,(KCNB), 10th annual free Airshow. Airplane and Helicopter rides available all day., Matt Wagner, 507-828-0323, mattwagner@hotmail.com

June 21 2015, 7:00 to 12:00, Stanton MN Father's Day Fly-In, , Standton Airfield,(KSYN), Fly-In Breakfast. Always a great time! , Kent Johnson, 507-645-4030 ,

June 21 2015, 7:00 to 14:00, Crystal MN Father's Day Open House, , Crystal Airport,(KMIC), , , ,

June 21 2015, 8:00 to 12:00, Lake Elmo MN Civil Air Patrol Father'd Day Pancake Breakfast, www.capmembers.com/media/cms/Pancake_Breakfast_57D, Lake Elmo Airport ,(21D), The CAP Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, June 15, at the Lake Elmo Airport's CAP Hangar. Tickets are available at the event and cost $7 for those 10 and older and $4 for children 9 and younger. Those 4 and younger are admitted free of charge., , ,

June 21 2015, 7:00 to 12:00, Wells MN Fly-In Breakfast Sponsored by Harry’s Hawks Flying Club, , Wells Municipal Airport ,(68Y ), Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage, Eggs to Order, Juice and Coffee. PIC eat Free. reduced price for kids under 12. Aviation fuel Available, 2 Miles West of Wells MN , , ,

June 21 2015, 8:00 to 12:00, Hutchinson MN Fly-In Pancake Breakfast Classic Car Show, , Hutchinson Municipal Airport ,(KHCD), , , ,

June 21 2015, 4:00 to , Hutchinson MN Fly-In Pork Chop Dinner, , Hutchinson Municipal Airport ,(KHCD), Pork chop dinner with baked potato, beans, corn, apple sauce bread and coffee or juice. , , ,

June 27 2015, to , Mankato MN Air Spectacular, www.mnairspectacular.com/about , Mankato Regional Airport ,(KMKT), June 27-28 - USAF Thunderbirds, U. S. Army Golden Knights, Sean Tucker, John Klatt, Jet Waco, Dave Dacy, Jelly Belly, warbirds., Fred Lutz, 507-381-0300, flutz@netscape.com

June 27 2015, 7:00 to 18:00, Menomonie WI Airfest and Autorama, www.menomonieairfest.com, Menomonie Municipal ,(KLUM), Fly in pancake Breakfast, car show Aerobatics Radar run Bike show., Darrel Gibson, 715-220-6549 , darrel@gibsonaviation.com

June 28 2015, 8:00 to 13:00, Saint Cloud MN Granite City Days Fly-in Breakfast and Classic Car Show, , Saint Cloud Airport,(KSTC), During this time, the public is welcome to walk around on the airport ramp and see a variety of aircraft and airport equipment on display. The St. Cloud Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will provide a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in hangar 2. The St. Cloud Antique Auto Club, aka "Pantowners," is planning to display their classic, collector cars at the airport breakfast. There is no charge, come out and enjoy them. , Brooke Ziwicki, 320-250-1554 , ziwicki4@gmail.com

June 28 2015, 8:00 to 12:00, Dodge Center MN EAA Chapter 100 Flight Breakfast, www.eaa100.44rf.com/events/flight_breakfast/flight, Dodge Center Municipal Airport,(KTOB), Flight Breakfast, Dick Fetcher, 507-272-5099, ProgramDirector@EAA100.org

July 4 2015, 7:00 to 11:00, Estherville IA Flight Breakfast, www.estherville.org, Estherville Municipal Airport,(KEST), Flight breakfast sponsored by Chamber of Commerce, usually well attended by community and fly-ins. Local jazz band plays and often some special event. Check Chamber of commerce website for info as date approaches, Paul, 712-362-2761 , estavtn@yourstarnet.net

July 4 2015, 7:00 to 12:00, Starbuck MN Pope County Flyers Annual Fly-In Breakfast, www.mnpilots.org, Starbuck Municipal Airport,(D32), Pancake breakfast in conjunction with Starbuck Heritage Days. Fireworks at dusk. Camping available., Mary Jo Brown , 320-760-7749,

July 10 2015, 9:00 to 17:00, Lakeville MN Airlake Airport Pan-O-Prog – Fly-In, www.missmitchell.org/, Airlake Airport,(KLVN), This event focuses on promoting aviation and bringing airport awareness to the local communities. The event is held at the Aircraft Resource Center facility and ramp. The event is free and open to the public and includes an aircraft static display, introductory aircraft rides, and a pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 13 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m Fly in a PT-22 ($150), BT-13 ($200) or a B25 Miss Mitchell ($450-$550) History Flights. A Sponsorship package is available on the B25 for $550 (receive a flight experience certificate, B25 hat and a signed "Doolittle Raiders" print poster)., Jim Gilmore, 612-685-4506, smwwinglead@aol.com

July 11 2015, 9:00 to 17:00, Eden Prairie MN Flying Cloud: AirExpo 2015, www.flyins.com/www.airexpo-mn.org, Flying Cloud Field ,(KFCM), Minnesota's premier aviation event. See up close over 50 World War II, vintage and modern airplanes both flying and on display. Meet and visit with over 60 aviation heroes from Vietnam Aces, to Shuttle Astronauts in our Hall of Heroes. Ride in a historic WWII B17 Flying Fortress Bomber, 1929 Travelaire Biplane, Helicopter, or Private Aircraft. Food vendors, kids' area, fun displays. Educational and entertaining, something for the entire family. Don't miss this opportunity to see these heroes and airplanes. , Gary Krieg , 952-746-6100, garyk@wotn.org

July 12 2015, 7:00 to 12:00, Two Harbors MN EAA Chapter 1128Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, , Two Harbors Richard B Helgeson Airport ,(), Two Harbors Heritage Days Annual EAA Pancake Breakfast, All You Can Eat Pancakes for just $6.00 PIC and Children under 6 eat for free!, Seth McDonald, 218-830-0185 , dqseth@gmail.com

July 18 2015, 7:00 to 15:00, Siren WI Gandy Dancer Airshow!, , Burnett County Airport,(KRZN), Fly-in drive-in pancake breakfast, kids activities, airshow, classic cars, lunch, 5K trail run. , Jeremy Sickler, 715-349-7076 , jsickler@burnettcounty.org

July 19 2015, 8:00 to 13:00, Sauk Centre MN Sinclair Lewis Days Fly In Breakfast, www.saukcentrechamber.com, Sauk Centre Municipal Airport ,(D39), Join us a delicious meal, prepared by Tutti Fruitti Market Farm, and help us celebrate Sauk Centre's annual community celebration! Also, check out the upgrades to Sauk Centre's airport!, Andrea Kerfeld, 320-352-5201 , andrea@saukcentrechamber.cmo

July 20 2015, to , Oshkosh WI EAA's AirVenture 2015, www.eaa.org/en/airventure, Wittman Regional Airport,(KOSH), June 20 - 26 Some of history’s most iconic airplanes will be highlighted at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 during EAA’s 70th anniversary., , ,

July 25 2015, to , Mason City IA Fly Iowa 2015, flyiowa.org/ , Mason City Municipal Airport,(KMCW), Fly Iowa is an annual event held in collaboration with a local airport showcasing the role of and benefits of aviation to the local community as well as throughout Iowa. Mason City Municipal Airport will host Fly Iowa on July 25 and 26 2015. The event will feature three FREE air shows - Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon. Fly Iowa 2015 will also feature displays and aircraft exhibitors that will be on location to show how aviation supports their activities. , Adam Glowaski, 515-229-2986, adam@box5media.com

August 1 2015, to , Perham MN Lakes Aviation/Wings Flight Training Pancake Breakfast, , Perham Municipal Airport,(16D), Pancake breakfast, entertainment, local vendors, massive car show with prizes awarded, food, games, airplane rides and more. All pilots in command who fly-in receive a complimentary gift bag full of goodies., , 218-346-2820,

August 2 2015, 7:00 to 12:00, Milaca MN Fly-In/Drive-In, www.cityofmilaca.org , Milaca Municipal Airport,(18Y), Free Admission/Parking See many airplane displays and visit with local pilots in their hangars. Visit Skydive Minnesota operation and stay for a Skydive demonstration weather permitting. Breakfast served by the Milaca American Legion: (Adults=$TBD) (Children under 12 years=$TBD) (Under 3 years=Free) Menu: Pancakes, Sausage, Ham, Eggs, Fruit and Beverage., Steve Burklund , 320 492-8246, kdmuller@jetup.net

August 5 2015, 7:30 to 11:00, Shell Lake WI Lake Point Aero Club Fly-In, , Shell Lake Municipal Airport,(KSSQ), Fly-in, drive-in, walk-in pancake breakfast., Gerry Winch, 715-296-3638 , gerrywinch52@hotmail.com

August 7 2015, 20:30 to 22:00, Two Harbors MN Fly-In or Drive-In Outdoor Movie Theater Event, www.flyins.com/www.1128.eaachapter.org, Two Harbors Richard B Helgeson Airport,( KTW), Fly-In or Drive-In Outdoor Movie Theater Event Richard B. Helgeson Airport Two Harbors, MN August 7th Movie Starts at Sunset (About 8:30pm) (August 8th will be the rain date see www.1128.eaachapter.org for updates) Bring The Whole Family (Bring Camp Chairs) Two Harbors EAA Chapter 1128 Will Be Selling Concessions By plane: use coordinates Lat/Long: 47° 03.0’/91° 44.7’ Runways: Hard Surface 06/24 or Sod 15/33, Seth McDonald, 218-830-0185 , dqseth@gmail.com

August 8 2015, to , La Crosse WI Deke Slayton Airfest, airfest.com/, La Crosse Regional Airport,(KLSE), TBD Blue Angles, , , info@airfest .com

August 9 2015, 12:00 to 16:00, Lino Lakes MN Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Pig Roast , www.MnSeaplanes.com, Surfside ,(MN24), Pig Roast at Surfside Airport Noon to 4:00 pm., Randy Schoephoerster, 952-594-1184, randy@airtreknorth.com

August 15 2015, 7:00 to 16:00, Forest Lake MN Fly-In and Open House, 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 14th Annual Open House and Fly-in on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 7am to 4pm. Land on 2,700 ft. grass strip! The Fly-in will feature pancakes and fixings by EAA chapter 237; lunchtime hamburgers sold by the Forest Lake Lions (proceeds support the local community); and ice cream is available for dessert! Young Eagle rides offered, sponsored by EAA chapter 237, John Schmidt, 651-373-3779 , jeschmidt@hotmail.com

August 16 2015, 8:00 to 16:00, Lake Elmo MN Airport Aviaton Day, www.eaa54.org, Lake Elmo Airport ,(21D), Lake Elmo Airport 21D @ Valters Aviation. Adults $7, Children $3. PIC’s Eat Free!! Breakfast Menu: Sturdiwheat Pancakes, Brines Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice, Coffee, Milk. Scheduled to Appear: CAF Minnesota Wing Warbirds! Pilot Seminars, Jack Miller, 651-494-4579, jandnmiller@usfamily.net

August 16 2015, 7:30 to 12:00, Mankato MN EAA Chapter 642 Fly-in Pancake Breakfast, , Mankato Regional Airport ,(KMKT), PICs free., John, 507-345-1015,

August 22 2015, to , Anoka MN AOPA Fly-In/Drive-IN , www.aopa.org/Community-and-Events/AOPA-Fly-In/2015, Anoka County/Blaine Airport,(KANE), Aug 21-22. The AOPA Fly-Ins are designed to give anyone the chance to experience the fun, wonder, and excitement of general aviation. And for the first time, each AOPA Fly-In will kick off with a Friday night social event. Most locations will also offer on-field camping. Starting in February you can RSVP to attend by going to www.aopa.org/Community-and-Events/AOPA-Fly-In/2015/About. , , 763-568-6072 , Info@DiscoverAviationDays.org

August 23 2015, 10:00 to 14:00, Glencoe MN Sweet Corn & Bratwurst Feed Fly-In , www.eaaul92.weebly.com, Glencoe Municipal Airport,(KGLY), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at KGYL (Glencoe Municipal Airport) with PIC's free, (PIC Donations accepted). $6.00 advance ticket and $7.00 at the hangar. EAA UL Chapter 92 is again putting on a Brats and Sweet Corn Feed you don't want to miss., Stuart Selchow, 320-238-2376, stuselch@myclearwave.net

September 12 2015, 8:00 to 12:00, Superior WI EAA Chapter 272 Fly-In/Drive-InWalk-In Blueberry Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Rall, , Richard I Bong Airport,(KSUW), Pancake Breakfast featuring our Blueberry pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.Free airplane rides for kids age 8-17 with parental permission will run concurrently weather permitting., Alan White , 218-348-4033, al.white159@gmail.com

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