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Aeronautics and Aviation

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

March 2017

2017 MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference

March 27-28, 2017
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
This conference is for aviation maintenance professionals for continuing education, networking, employer recruiting, and IA Renewal.
It will include exhibits featuring the latest and best in aviation products, technology, career opportunities and aviation awards.
Register online at www.regonline.com/1876931
Attendee Mail in Registration Form (PDF, 116)
Exhibitor Registration Packet (PDF, 403 KB)
Sponsorship Packet (PDF, 776 KB)

April 2017

Rushford Chili Feed Fly-In

April 8, 2017
10:00 AM - Until Chili is gone!
Rushford Municipal Airport (55Y)
For more information, please contact: Mike Thern 507-864-2705 or 507-454-2705

4th Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering

April 29-30, 2017
Golden Wings Flying Museum at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE)
Please follow at Minnesota Pilots Association for updates.
For more information, please contact: Randle S. Corfman 763-494-7700 or 763-458-2939, email at rscorfmanmnpilots@gmail.com

May 2017

Breezy Point Aviation Days 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Breezy Point Airport (8MN3)
Breezy Point is a private airport. Pilots must call for permission and visit breezypointairport.com for a pilot briefing before landing.
Static Displays Only. No Air Show or Aerobatics.
Pig Roast - Commander Bar Lot at 12:00 PM (noon)
Pilots and Friends Social, Aircraft Displays, Static Displays, City/County Emergency Vehicles and Medi-Vac Helicopter, Classic Car Show and Kentucky Derby - Live Broadcast
All Collector Cars Invited to compete for $500.00 Prize
For more information, please contact: Cliff Muller 218-838-3434, email info@breezypointairport.com or visit Breezy Point Airport (Private)

2017 Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar & Fly-In

May 19 - 21, 2017
Maddens Resort
East Gull Lake MN 56401
For more information, please visit their website: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association

June 2017

Princeton Lions Fly-In Breakfast

June 11, 2017
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Princeton Municipal Airport (PNM)
Full Breakfast Menu
For more information, please contact: Rick Hoffman 763-286-1845 or email princetonpilots@gmail.com

Lake Air Flying Club Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast

June 17, 2017
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport (KMZH)
For more information, please contact: Larry Peterson 218-485-4441

EAA Chapter 745 Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

June 17, 2017 Event will be held rain or shine (no rain date)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Benson’s Airport (6MN9)
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
There is normally 100LL on the airport, but call ahead.
For more information, please contact: Kim 763-503-0161 Airport 651-429-0315.

EAA Chapter 100 Father’s Day Dodge Center Fly-In Breakfast

June 18, 2017
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Dodge Center Municipal Airport (TOB)
PIC eats free.
For more information, please contact: Tom Hall 507-226-1310

41st Annual Air Race Classic (ARC)

June 20-23, 2017
One of the stops is Bemidji Regional Airport (KJBI)
Annual Air Race Classic (ARC)

Second Annual Grass is a Gas Poker Run

June 24, 2017
Pilots must attend briefing at 8:30 AM
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD)
Start and finish at Brainerd, fly to 4 grass strips in beautiful lake country.
Play your cards for great prizes! Event is FREE!
Wings Cafe on field for breakfast or lunch, and fuel discounts from NorthPoint Aviation.
Limit of one hand per person-two hands per aircraft.
Come and enjoy a great day of flying.
For more information, please contact: Mike 612-750-2981 or Winger701@gmail.com

Wells - Wings and Wheels - Fly-In Breakfast and Classic Car Show

Sunday, June 25, 2017
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon)
Wells Municipal Airport (68Y)
Breakfast will be Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage, Eggs to Order, Coffee, Milk and Juice.
PIC eats free!
Free admission to Car Show, sponsored by Harry’s Hawks Flying and Torque Addicts Car Club
Aviation Fuel Available
For more information, please contact: Wells Aviation 507-553-3100

Granite City Days Fly-In Breakfast and Classic Car Show, Hosted by The St. Cloud Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol

Sunday, June 25, 2017
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Cloud Regional Airport (STC)
Cost for breakfast is $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Pilots flying in will receive free breakfast! Pancake and sausage will be served in hangar 2.
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 Antique Auto Club, aka Pantowners, will host a classic and collector car show free of charge.
For more information, please contact: Brooke Ziwicki 320-250-1554 or email Ziwicki4@gmail.com

Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers

June 26-29, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Workshop to be held at:
MN Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, 222 E. Plato Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55107

  • Raise the level of excitement in your class with aerospace
  • Free Workshop and Science of Flight Kit
  • All material supports the National and State Standards for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • 24 CEUs

Download the Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers flyer (PDF, 125 KB)
For more information, contact: Darlene Dahlseide 651-234-7248 or darlene.dahlseide@state.mn.us
Space is Limited to 20 teachers! Register NOW! Cost is FREE!

August 2017

Longville 14th Annual Fly-In Breakfast

August 6, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Longville Municipal Airport (KXVG)
We will have discounted 100LL again this year, and plane marshalers.
There will also be a courtesy car available and courtesy golf carts for those who want/need them.
For more information, please contact: Christina Herheim at cityoflngvl@arvig.net or Scott Stuart 402-488-3876 or email beechjock@aol.com

Minnesota Sea Plane Association Annual Surfside Pig Roast

August 13, 2017
Lino Lakes Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4)
For more information, please contact: Steve Guetter at steve@penguinflight.net

September 2017

Annual Pipestone Kiwanis Fly-In/Drive-In and Pancake Breakfast

September 9, 2017
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pipestone Municipal Airport (PQN)
For more information, please contact: The Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau at 507-825-3316.

EAA 272 Young Eagle Flights and Pancake Breakfast

September 9, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport (KSUV)
Superior, WI 54880
Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. to about 10:30
Young Eagles introduces youth ages 8 to 17 to aviation with free airplane rides
The flights will begin at 09:30 AM for youth ages 8 to 17
Parent or guardian permission is required
For more information, please contact: Tom Betts 218 590-0507 EAA 272

2nd Annual Campout and 31st Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pork Chop Dinner

September 9-10, 2017
Saturday starts at 1:00 PM and goes to Sunday 2:00 PM
Pork Chop dinner will be on Sunday
Maple Lake Municipal Airport (KMGG)
For more information, please visit: EAA Chapter 878

Girls in Aviation Day

September 23, 2017
For more information, please visit: Girls in Aviation Day

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

Tree of Hope

Saturday, December 2, 2017 (Snow date Sunday, December 3, 2017)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Maple Lake Municipal Airport (KMGG)
How can you help?
Collect unwrapped new toys, donate money to purchase gifts or volunteer to help collect, package and deliver the toys. We provide presents to children from infant to 18 years of age.
Come volunteer or just see the volunteers in action labeling and packaging the gifts for over 39 Hospitals.
Refreshments provided!
For more information, please visit Tree of Hope or City of Maple Lake

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: