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Fly-Ins and Events

Fly-Ins and Events

To list a fly-in or event on this page email the Office of Aeronautics at: aeroinfo.dot@state.mn.us

August 2018

Mobergs Fly-In, Eaa Chapter 1397

Saturday, August 17-Sunday, August 18, 2018
Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI)
Bemidji, MN
Brat feed Friday night, bonfire, hangar movie, underwing camping. Saturday pulled pork sandwiches and corn on the cob. Lake and grass strip. Use Kbji radio. For more information contact Rob at 218-368-9260 for any further information.

18th Annual Abel Island Fly-In, Float-In Potluck, and BBQ

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Noon-3:00 PM
GAA Private Airport (IA23)
Guttenberg, IA
This is our 18th annual event with planes from all over the midwest landing on a well maintained 2600 foot turf strip on an Island in the middle of the Mississippi River or land your float plane on the river and step taxi to our sandy beach.The event is one of the most unique anywhere around. The hosts provide smoked chicken legs or bring your own meat to grill, along with table ware and a dish to share. We have nice door prizes in a variety of categories. Overnight under the wing camping or camping on our sandy peninsula is welcome. Located north of Guttenberg, Iowa at IA23. Please check us out at: https://www.abelisland.com/ or  for more information please contact Gary Fisher 319-480-0913.

EAA Chapter #745 Fly-in/Drive-in Coffee and Doughnuts

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:00 AM - Noon
Benson’s Airport (6MN9)
White Bear Lake, MN
Stop for some free coffee and doughnuts.
For more information please call Kim at 763-503-0161 or airport at 651-429-0315.

EAA Chapter 642 Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast

Sunday, August 19, 2018
7:30 AM-12:30 PM
Mankato Regional Airport (KMKT) 
Mankato, MN
Breakfast includes homemade pancakes, eggs to order, sausages, and coffee, milk, or juice for $8.00. Pilot in command and children five and under eat for free. The Mary Guentzel Quintet will be on hand to provide easy listening music. Funds used to award scholarships.
For more information please contact tonyflhx@icloud.com

Boyceville Airport Booster Club's Annual Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, August 19, 2018
7:00 AM-11:00 AM
Boyceville Airport, Wisconsin
Pancakes, sausage, apple sauce, eggs, juice, milk and coffee are all on the menu. Please join use for a celebration of aviation while funding aviation scholarships.

Top Bun Fly-In/Drive-In - Range Regional Airport (HIB)

Thursday, August 23, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Range Regional Airport
Hibbing, MN
Coming join us for a relaxing evening! Burgers, chips, water - $5. Free admission and parking. FBO - 218-263-4353, Unicom 123.0.

Luverne Fly- In Breakfast

Saturday, August 25, 2018
7:00 AM - Noon
Luverne (LYV)
Luverne, MN
Kris Cakes - all you can eat.  Pilot in command free.  Free Young Eagle rides ages 8 to 17. Classic Car display,  bouncy house.  For more information please contat Ben Baum, Sierra Delta Aviation; (605) 413-5028.

September 2018

Glencoe EAA Chapter 92 Annual “Sweetcorn and Brat” Fly-In

Saturday, September 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00-AM-10:00AM (Young Eagle Flights)
Glencoe Municipical Airport (GYL)
Glencoe, MN
For more information please call 952-412-6433 or 320-583-8367

EAA Chapter 1365 Fly-In Breakfast

Saturday, September 1, 2018
7:00 AM with Breakfast by the Mauston Lions Club
10:30 AM -2:30 PM Lunch
Maustion-New Lisbon Union Airport (82C)
New Lisbon, WI
Displays consist of: Aircraft of all types certified, experimental WWII, antique, with Judging “Best of Show” local business displays, arts and crafts, antique and classic cars, farm equipment both modern and antique, RC aircraft demonstration and music by DJ “Sound F-X”.

Raffle: Mazda Miata, handmade Quilt, and Afghans, and much more.

Aircraft rides: Helicopter Rides by Fly Hi Wisconsin   
For information please call Tom Chudy 608.547.6503 or e-mail: tchudy@accratech.com.

Log Cabin Airport 32nd Annual Fly-In

Sunday, September 2, 2018
9:00 AM
Log Cabin Airport
Mondovi, WI
Lunch at noon, hot dogs, potato salad, beans, desserts, lots of camaraderie, in memory of Owner/Operator Doug Ward. For more information, please contact Judie Ohm, S145 Segerstrom Rd, Mondovi, WI 54755 715-287-3377 or logcabinairport@icloud.com

Osceola WI Wheels and Wings  OEO

Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:00 AM
Osceola, WI
Classic airplanes and cars on display.  Air show and radar run for cars. Pancake breakfast (pilots eat free) and multiple food vendors.  Free hat to first 75 pilots.
For more information, please contact Jeff Meyer, 651 705-6138 or website wheelswngs.com

Brainerd Poker Run

Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:30 AM (Registration)
8:15 AM (Pre-Flight Briefing)
Brainerd Airport (KBRD)
Brainerd, MN
Depart KBRD, fly to 4 grass strips in any order, Hill City (07Y), Bowstring (9Y0), Remer (52Y), East Gull Lake (9Y2), and return to Brainerd, a total of approximately 160 NM. Pickup a sealed envelope with one playing card in each location and reveal your hand when you return to Brainerd.
Bonus cards may be earned to improve your hand. Great fun, socializing at every stop, sometimes even food.
Registration opens at 07:30, preflight briefing at 08:15 Wheels up at any time thereafter, must return to KBRD and check in by 13:30 to be in the running.
Great prizes for the top 3 hands, special prize for any 5 of a kind hand. Many door prizes, everyone goes home with something!
Event is 100% FREE. Fuel discounts from NorthPoint Aviation. Registration limited to two hands per aircraft, 52 hands total, first come first served. Join us to fly the beautiful Minnesota lakes area!

Wings & Wheels Pancake Breakfast, Fly-in and Car

Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pancake Breakfast 8:00 AM to noon (suggested $5.00 donation supporting the local EAA chapter)
EAA Young Eagle- Free Youth Airplane rides 9:00 AM-Noon
Sky Dive Fargo (jump until noon)
Moorhead Airport JKJ
Moorhead, MN Wings and Wheels Fly-in and Car Show sponsor by Moorhead Aviation, LLC, King Aviation, and Moorehead Aviation. Breakfast(suggested $5.00 donation supporting local EAA chapter). Attractions for the whole family! Kids inflatable jumper -free, model airplane demos, Sandford Helicopter, classic car show (No registration; no entry fee)

Wings & Wheels Fly-In and Car Show flyer learn more click here (PDF, 552KB)

For more information please contact Mike Koenig – Moorhead Aviation Services at mikekoenig@yahoo.com or call Moorhead Airport 218-287-1400. Located at exit 6 on I-94.

32nd Annual Pork Chop Feed-Maple Lake
EAA Chapter 412 Fly-In and Breakfast

Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:00 AM - Noon
Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport (GPZ)
Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, eggs with coffee and juice. This is free but will accept donations. Gun raffle tickets are also available for purchase until 12 noon.

EAA Chapter 878 Fly-In Weekend

Sunday, September 9, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Maple Lake Aiport (KMGG)
Maple Lake, MN
Everyone is welcome to attend the Maple Lake FAA Chapter 878 32nd Annual Pork Chop Feed. For more information, please contact Greg Thomes at 320-363-3738.

32nd Annual Pork Chop Feed-Maple Lake

Sunday, September 9, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Maple Lake Aiport (KMGG)
Maple Lake, MN
Everyone is welcome to attend the Maple Lake FAA Chapter 878 32nd Annual Pork Chop Feed. For more information, please contact Greg Thomes at 320-363-3738.

LeSueur Airport Fly-In/Drive-In

Sunday, September 9, 2018
8:00 AM - Noon PM
LeSueur Airport (12Y)
LeSueur, MN
These Lion’s make the best Pancakes and Sausage around. Come check out our wonderful airport and community.
Pilots – Free
Adults - $8.00
12 & under - $5.00
Preschool & younger - Free
For more information call Jeff (952)292-7642. To learn more about the event select the attached flyer. (PDF,1.93MB)

Mora Fly-in

Saturday, September 15, 2018
8:00 AM - Noon
Mora Muncipal Aiport (KJMR)
Mora, MN
All you can eat pancake breakfast, $6/person, served by the Mora Lions Club. PIC eat free. Airplane rides, classic cars welcome, underwing camping available.  CTAF 122.8, weather 123.925, 100LL and Jet A fuels available. For more information contact Joe Kohlgraf at joe.kohlgraf@cityofmora.com or 612-390-8217.

76th Hector Annual Fly-in Breakfast

Sunday, September 16, 2018
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hector Municipal Airport (1D6)
Hector, MN
All you can eat, PIC's free.  Warbirds, Classics, Antiques, Homebuilts, Helicopters and Ultralights. This year's Featured Aircraft "1962 Huey UH1-C/H Oldest Flying Huey in the World!"  Ping Pong Ball drop with prizes for Kids. 11:15 am.  CTAF 122.8 
Fuel reduced to $3.99 for event.
Sponsored by Hector Lions and Sky Apply.  For more information please contact Ed Newberg 320-979-1270

Thief River Falls Fly in/Drive in Brunch

Sunday, September 16, 2018
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Commons area of the NCTC Airport Campus)
Thief River Falls Regional Airport (TVF)
Thief River Falls, MN
Join us for meatballs, parsley potatoes, green beans, and more for the Thief River Falls Fly in/Drive in.
Meal will be served bythe local Kiwanis Club with proceeds going to their local youth programs.
$12 for adults
$8 for 12 and under
Tours of the Northland Aviation Campus and the Airport will be available. Flight line open to the public.
For more information please call 218-681-5585. To learn more download attached flyer. (PDF,195KB)

Grand Marais/Cook County Airport Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Fly in or drive in to KCKC airport for the annual fall color tour and pancake breakfast. The Arrowhead Eagles Aero Club will host the annual breakfast. First fall colors show up along the maple ridge-tops of Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior.  An Open House event will follow to showcase the new Arrival/Departure Building. Aircraft displays and  discount airplane rides. Sea Plane Base is available, too, just a short walk, or call ahead and we'll pick you up!The Arrowhead Eagles is a volunteer organization of aviation enthusiasts with its mission to support aviation in Cook County. For more information, please contact Rodney Roy, 218-387-3024, airport@boreal.org


October 2018

EAA Chapter #745 Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 AM -Noon
Benson's Airport (6MN9)
White Bear Lake, MN
There is normally 100LL on the airport, but call ahead. Kim 763-503-0161- Airport: 651-429-0315.
6MN9 Benson Airport
Lat: 45° 6' 59.88" North
Long: 92° 59' 45.78" West
Unicom: 122.700; Runway 12/30
(2000' x 75'), Grass
Two landmarks for finding Benson’s are the water tower inside the pattern and Bald Eagle Lake just to the west of the airport.
For more information call Benson's Airport (651)429-0315 located at 5860 Highway 61 N, White Bear Lake MN 55110.

Lac Qui Parle County Airport Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, October 7, 2018
8:00 AM -Noon
Lac Qui Parle County Airport (DXX)
Madison, MN
Fly in breakfast sponsored by the Madison Kiwanis. For more information, please contact Michael Dahle at 320-598-7830, email: mike@dahleandolsonrealty.com , or www.dahleandolsonrealty.com

November 2018

December 2018

Safety Seminars

For general aviation safety seminars go to faasafety.gov

If your EAA Chapter, Flying Club, Pilots Association or other group would like a safety presentation at one of your meetings contact the FAA Safety Team Managers: