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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

June 2018

42nd Air Race Classic

June 19-22, 2018
Faribault Municipal Airport (FBL)
Faribault, MN
This year the Faribault Municipal Airport - Liz Wall Strohfus Field, (FBL) will serve as the third stop on the route of the 42nd Air Race Classic, the country's longest-running transcontinental air race, and open only to women.
Each racing team consists of 2-4 pilots, crossing over 2600 miles from Sweetwater, Texas to Fryeburg, Maine. As many as 50-60 teams will be racing and are expected to pass through Faribault in those four days.
Spectators are welcome to come to the airport to watch the flybys, which will occur during daylight hours. Most racers can be expected between June 19-20, but slower aircraft may come through later. Exact timing depends on weather conditions between Texas and Faribault.
More details are available at: Air Race Classic
If you would like to volunteer during the Faribault stop, please contact: Faribault Stop Chair, Chris Larson 651-329-2784 or email soaring.cloud.dancer@gmail.com

26th Annual Civil Air Patrol and Granite City Days Sponsored Pancake and Sausage Fly-In Breakfast

June 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Cloud Airport (STC) - Hangar 2
Saint Cloud, MN
Cost is $7.50 for adults (PIC eat free) and $4.50 for children 5-12.
The St. Cloud Antique Auto Club, aka "Pantowners" will be hosting a classic car show.
In addition, the public is welcome to walk around on the airport ramp and see a variety of airport and city equipment on display.
For more information, please contact Brooke Ziwicki at 320-255-720, ziwicki4@gmail.com or website http://www.stcloudgranitecitydays.com/civil-air-patrol-breakfast.html

Fairmont Lions Fly-In breakfast

Sunday June 24, 2018
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fairmont Airport (KFRM)
Fairmont, MN
Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage and beverage.  Pilot in command eats free.  Fairmont, MN Municipal airport.  For more information, please contact Wayne Kahler 507-236-3604  wkahler@kahlerautomation.com

Redwood Falls Rotary’s 40th Annual Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, June 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Redwood Falls Municipal Airport (KRWF)
Redwood Falls, MN

All you can eat pancakes and sausage, coffee, juice and milk.
Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door.  Free to Pilots in Command.
$0.30 per gallon fuel discount for the duration of the event to all pilots.
Ultra-lite and home built aircraft are also invited. Come and share your passion for aviation!
For more information, please visit the website www.redwoodfallsrotaryclub.com
Redwood Falls Rotary's flyer click here (PDF, 89 KB)

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

Sunday, June 24, 2018
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wells Municipal Airport (68Y)
Wells, MN
Breakfast: 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 Clubs. Aviation Fuel Available. For more information, please contact Wells Aviation 507-553-3100

Houston County Airport (KHCU) Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

Sunday, June 24, 2018
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston County Airport
Caledonia, MN
Breakfast: Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Coffee, Milk and Juice
For more information, please contact Brian McCarty at 507-895-4453

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

Thursday, June 28, 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.

Wadena Pilots Association’s Wings and Wheels Fly/Drive In Pancake, Eggs, Sausage and Beverages Breakfast

Saturday, June 30, 2018
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wadena Airport (KADC)
Wadena, MN
Classic car show, tractor displays, airplane rides, kids coloring contest, face painting, bounce houses and more. For more information, please contact Dano at 218-282-6623.


July 2018

Emmetsburg Kiwanis Annual Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, July 1, 2018
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Emmetsburg Airport (KEGQ)
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Breakfast will include: Pancakes, Omelets, Sausage, Coffee and Juice.
For more information, please contact Kiwanis member Mark Evans mevans@maxyieldcooperative.com or look on Facebook at Emmetsburg Kiwanis for more updates.

Austin Morning Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, July 1, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Austin 9 (AUM)
Pancakes, SPAM, Sausage, Milk, Coffee, Juice
$6.00 per person age six and over
PIC - Free. For more information, please contact Taggert Medgaarden 507-440-6596

Pope County Flyers' 41st Annual Fly-In: Starbuck, MN

Starbuck  Airport (D32)
Underwing camping available July 4 - 8, 2018
Breakfast Saturday, July 7 from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fly-In breakfast with Chris Cakes doing the frying!  No charge for PIC's. Fireworks will be at dusk at the Starbuck Airport.  For more information, please contact Mary Jo Brown
320-760-7749 or 320-392-5869, or Don Lilienthal 320-760-3033.

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

Thursday, July 12, 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.

Rushford Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast EAA 919

Saturday, July 14, 2018
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rushford Municipal Airport
Rushford, MN
Join us for a great breakfast and enjoy the camaraderie adn the scenic valleys. Remember that there is always root beer and ice cream in the fridge at the Rushford Airport for any pilot and crew who chooses to land at Rushford! Check out the new fuel supply pumps and low price at Rushford! Another airport improvement.

Lakeville Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Lakeville Airport (LVD) 
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lakeville, MN
Fly-In breakfast hosted by the Lakeville Lions Club. Warbird displays and fly-overs.  Pancakes, sausage, eggs, and all the trimmings.  PIC’s eat free.  For more information please contact: Gary Stinar – 612-280-6614 or GS1537943@integra.net.

2018 American Branstomers Tour

Sunday, July 15 - 17, 2018
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD)
9:00 AM - Dusk each day
Step back in time to the 1920’s when the American Barnstormers Tour lands at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Recreating the “Golden Age of Aviation” these 10 antique Travel Air biplanes, costumed re-enact-ors, period food, and Model T cars will make you feel as though you have stepped into a time machine.
Visitors will be able to get up close and see these vintage aircraft , and talk one on one with the pilots. Rides will be available for purchase in several of the vintage biplanes and every afternoon will be an aerobatic demonstration by internationally known Mike Rinker in his vintage 1932 Travel Air biplane!
Brainerd will be the ONLY stop in Minnesota on the 2018 tour!
For more information, contact Mike Petersen at 612-750-2981 or winger701@gmail.com

Henning EAA Chapter 1065 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

Saturday, July 21, 2018
7:00 AM to Noon
Henning Municipal Airport (05Y)
Henning, MN 
Radio Monitor 122.9
Pancake, egg, sausage breakfast from 7 AM to Noon 
Free Breakfast to Pilots in Command
Breakfast for Adults $7.00 / Children $3.00
Airplane rides $30.00 donation per person
Drawings for Door Prizes 8 am to Noon
Welcome to all Classics/ Ultra Lights/ Warbirds/ Antiques
For more information, please contact Grant Smith at 952-454-8578
or Bill Goepferd 218-639-1068.

Boy Scout Pancake and Sausage Flight Breakfast

Sunday, July 22, 2018
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Benson municipal (BBB)

Boy Scout pancake and sausage flight breakfast BBB Airport and PIC free.
For more information, please contact Kurt Flegel 320-760-0458

Viroqua (Y51) Fly-in Breakfast Sponsored by EAA Chapter 1439

Sunday, July 22, 2018
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Virqua, Wisconsin
All you can eat pancake breakfast including eggs, sausage juice, milk and coffee etc. Static display of local aircraft, Home built aircraft, Ultralights and RC aircraft. Pedal plane for the younger pilot. Young Eagle Rides. Planned Airplane and Helicopter rides available. Viroqua Fire Department Ladder Truck. Contact Bruce Hill or Wallace McHenry for more information at 608-606-0671 or 608-606-0878. E-mail: brucehillm@gmail.com or powershootphotos@gmail.com.

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

Thursday, July 26, 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.

Olivia Lions Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, July 29, 2018
8:00 AM to Noon
Olivia Regional Airport  (KOVL)
Olivia, MN
Pilots-in-Command eat free!
Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee, milk, juice.
This is the final day of the Olivia Corn Capital Days celebration which
includes Saturday events in Nester Park:  A Corn Feed at Noon with free entertainment,
Arts and Crafts in the Park all day and a 120-unit Corn Capital Days Parade at 3 pm.
Contact Rich Haugen 320-523-1718 richard.haugen@yahoo.com

Bigfork Lions Club Fly-In (Drive-In) Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, July 29, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bigfork Municipal Airport  (FOZ)
Bigfork, MN
Cost is $6.00 for ages 6 and up. Pilots in command eat free. Pancakes-sausage-milk-juice-coffee (All you can eat). Come join us and enjoy a great breakfast in the “Edge of the Wilderness” (beautiful from the air), where there are over 1000 lakes in Itasca county. This is conjunction with the Effie Rodeo Days, which is home to the largest open rodeo in Minnesota. Bigfork Municipal Airport is a 4000’ asphalt runway with plenty of tarmac space for parking your aircraft. We are inquiring into anyone that could also give plane rides. Contact Greg Anselmo at (218) 244-4648 or email: greg@eowrealty.com for any information.

August 2018

Menomonie Airfest and Autorama Fly-In Breakfast

Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Fly-In Breakfast)
11: AM -12:30 PM
Car/bike show, Radar Run, 1-3 Aerobatic show- Matt Younkin Beech 18 - Grant Nielsen Cap232, David Scott Pitts, CAF Dixie Wing Red Nose P51 Dem flight and Rides.
Menomonie Municipal Airport (Klum)

Milaca Municipal Airport 50th Annual
Fly-In/Drive Breakfast and Flag
Retirement Ceremony

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Flag Retirement Ceremony, 6:30 PM

Sunday, August 5, 2018 (Breakfast)
Milaca Municipal Airport

Fly-In or Drive-In and bring the Family for a great Sunday Full Menu Breakfast. You are also welcome to join us Saturday evening for a Flag Retirement Ceremony by the Milaca American Legion at 6:30 PM. Overnight under-wing camping is available, picnic tables and grill available for anyone to use. See many airplane displays and visit with local pilots in their hangars. You are welcome to bring a chair to better enjoy the festivities. For more information, please contact John Oldenburg, Airport Manager at 320-983-6547, 320-267-6898, john.oldenburg.vw@gmail.com, or contact Tammy Pfaff, City Manager, 320-983-3141, or www.cityofmilaca.org.

50th Annual Fly - In/Drive flyer Learn more click here (PDF, 923 KB)

Hiawatha Valley EAA Chapter 1518 | 42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, August 5, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Red Wing Regional airport

The local pilots of the Red Wing airport have been hosting this delicious repast each summer since 1977. The event is in conjunction with the Red Wing River City Days activities. This is a fly in / drive in breakfast with numerous aircraft and classic cars on display.  Families can walk the flight line and observe the planes that fly in for the morning.

The menu includes all you can eat Sturdiwheat pancakes, little smokie sausages, coffee, juice and milk. Ticket prices are $20 for family, $7 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Please join us for a great breakfast on Sunday August 5th and see what is cooking at your local airport. For more information visit our website at www.1518.eaachapter.org or call Dan Marrs at 715-307-2468.

42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast flyer Learn more click here (PDF,1MB)

Longville Flyers 13th Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, August 5, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Antique auto displays, Fire Trucks, Security by Cass Cty Sheriff Dept, Rides available, Discounted Avgas! Helicopter displays over 1100 served last year, two grills, no waiting. Pancakes, juice/milk/coffee, sausage: Free will offering. Join us, please! For more information, please contact Scott Stuart at 402-488-3876.

37th Cresco Airport Annual Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, August 5, 2018
7:30 AM- Noon
Ellen Church Field (Cresco Airport)
468 Airport Road, Chester, IA
Airplane Rides and displays available (weather permitting), Omelets and Pancakes
For more information, please contact Jason Passmore, Kelli Gosch, or Spiff Slifka
at 563-547-3434,   www.crescochamber.com , and www.howard-county.com

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

Thursday, August 9, 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.

Pelican Rapids Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast

Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pelican Rapids Airport (47Y)
Pelican Rapids, MN
Pancake breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee) sponsored by the Pelican Lions Club, PIC eat free. Come for the food, enjoy the fellowship! For more information contact Brent E. Frazier at 218-850-3770.

EAA Chapter 642 Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast

Sunday, August 19, 2018
7:30 AM-12:30 PM
Mankato Regional Airport (KMKT)
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. Contact tonyflhx@icloud.com for more info.

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.

September 2018

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
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!

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.

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.

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

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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: