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March 2015

EAA Chapter 1221 Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Birthday Party

March 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cloquet Carlton County Airport (KCOQ)
Airport, Terminal Building
Rain, snow or shine, we'll be serving up burgers, brats, homemade dishes and sides and, of course, birthday cake.
This is our biggest Fly-In event of the season with attendees arriving from over 100 miles away!
Donations appreciated.
For more information, please contact: Mike Hongisto 218-310-4301 or email hongistomichael@gmail.com

Watertown Fly-In Brunch

March 28, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Watertown Municipal Airport (KATY)
AirCo Aviation, Inc.
Watertown, SD 57201

Aviation Maintenance Technician's Conference

March 30-31, 2015
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

April 2015

The Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering

April 10 - 11, 2015
8:00 AM start each day
Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE)
Golden Wings Museum
8891 Airport Road, C-6
Blaine, MN 55449
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.
For more information, please visit our website: Minnesota Pilots Association

MCOA Airports Conference

April 15 - 17, 2015
Rivers Edge Convention Center
10 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
For more information, please visit: 2015 Minnesota Airports Conference

EAA Chapter 1342 Fly-In Breakfast

Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Hillsboro Municipal Airport (3H4)
Hillsboro, ND 58045
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.
For more information, please contact: David Leiting: 262-914-4278 or Kreg Anderson 320-760-7175

May 2015

Minnesota Seaplane Pilot's Safety Seminar

May 15-17, 2015
Madden's on East Gull Lake
Brainerd, MN 56401
Watch for more information at: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association

EAA Chapter 999 Aviation Appreciation Lunch Fly-In for EAA Members and Their Guests

Saturday May 23, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Lunch served from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Spencer Municipal Airport (SPW)
Spencer, IA 51301
We will be serving Burgers (Beef & Brat), Salads and Drink.

Discover Aviation Days

Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015
Anoka County Airport (ANE)
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily (Hangar Dance Saturday Night 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM (midnight)
A Pancake Breakfast 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Lunch 12:00 PM (noon) - 3:00 PM, to be served both days.
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.
Those interested in a career in aviation, can stop by the aviation education booths, see flying demonstrations, and kid's activities.
Meet our many veterans, see our military history display area.
A 1940's evening Hangar Dance with a 15 piece swing band held Saturday night.
For more detailed information and cost, please visit our website: Discover Aviation Days

June 2015

Fergus Falls Area, EAA Chapter 1174 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

June 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fergus Falls Municipal Airport (FFM)
Serving Dad’s Belgian Waffles, Sausages, Flavored Syrups and Beverage
Carry-outs available!
All you care to eat!!
Cost: Adults 13 & up $8.00, Ages 6-12 $6.00, Ages 5 and Under Eat Free!
Weather permitting there will be FREE Young Eagles Flights available for ages 8 thru 17.

Wells Fly-In Breakfast Sponsored by Harry’s Hawks Flying Club

Sunday, June 21, 2015
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
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

Stanton’s Annual Father's Day Fly-In Breakfast

June 21, 2015
7:00 AM - 12:00 pm (noon)
Stanton Airfield (SYN)

Hutchinson’s Fly-in Pancake Breakfast Classic Car Show

June 21, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HCD)

Hutchinson’s Fly-in Pork Chop Dinner

June 21, 2015
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HCD)
Pork chop dinner with baked potato, beans, corn, apple sauce bread and coffee or juice.

ACE Camp

June 21-27, 2015
For more information, please contact: Dan McDowell - 651-234-7182

Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers

This free workshop is a great opportunity for teachers to learn more about the aerospace industry and how to teach students about aviation. Space is limited to 24 teachers, so register now!
June 22-25, 2015
Minneosta Department of Transprotation - Office of Aeronautics
222 E. Plato Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55107
For more information about this free workshop, please see the flyer (PDF, 458 KB).

EAA Chapter 100 Flight Breakfast

Sunday, June 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Dodge Center Airport (TOB)
For more information, please contact: Dick Fechter 507-272-5099, email ProgramDirector@EAA100.org, or visit EAA Chapter 100

Granite City Days Fly-In Breakfast and Pantowners Classic Car Show

Sunday, June 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St Cloud Regional Airport (STC)
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.
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, is planning to display their classic, collector cars at the airport breakfast. There is no charge, come out and enjoy them.
For more information, please contact: Brooke Ziwicki 320-250-1554 or email ziwicki4@gmail.com

July 2015

AirVenture 2015

July 20 - 26, 2015
Oshkosh, WI 54902
For more information, please visit: EAA AirVenture - Oshkosh

ACE Camp

July 19-25, 2015
For more information, please contact: Dan McDowell - 651-234-7182

August 2015

Lakes Area Fly In & Car Show

Sponsored by Lakes Aviation/Wings Flight Training
Saturday August 1, 2015
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.
For more information, please call: 218-346-2820

Forest Lake 14th Annual Open House and Fly-In

Saturday, August 15, 2015
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Daniel De Ponti Memorial Airport (25D)
Breakfast of Pancakes and fixings will be served in the morning by EAA Chapter 237
Hamburgers, hotdogs, and corn on the cob will be sold in the afternoon by the Forest Lake Lions Club (proceeds support the local community).
There will also be ice cream available for dessert!
Young Eagle rides offered, sponsored by EAA chapter 237
For more information, please visit our website: Forest Lake Airport or contact John Schmidt 651 373 3779

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Fly-In

August 22, 2015
Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE)
Something for everyone!
Admission is free!
Come join us for Fun, Learning, Exhibits, Food and much more.
For more information, please visit our website at: AOPA

September 2015

AirTAP Fall Forum

Dates: TBD

EAA Chapter 272 Fly-In/Drive-In\Walk-In Blueberry Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Rally

September 12, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Richard I Bong Airport (SUW)
Superior, WI 54880
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.
For more information, please contact: Alan White 218-348-4033, email al.white159@gmail.com or visit EAA 272
This weekend also features the Northern Nationals Stock Car Races Friday evening Sept 11, and Saturday evening Sept. 12 at AMSOIL Speedway across the street from the airport.
Camping is available at the track. Come for the weekend!

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

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: