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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

April 2018

2018 Minnesota Airports Conference

April 18 - 20, 2018
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
For more information and to register, visit the conference webpage.

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8 AM – 11 AM
Benson's Airport (6MN9)
5860 Highway 61 N
White Bear Lake, MN

Runway is probably unusable due to snow, mud/soft, and or standing water. For information, please contact Kim at 763-503-0161 or call the Benson's Airport at 651-429-0315.

2018 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering

Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday, April 27
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday, April 28
Anoka County-Blaine Airport (KANE)
Golden Wings Flying Museum
$10.00 per person per day. Free to MN Pilot Assn members and attendees 18 and under. See over 40 aviation exhibitors. Participate in FAA Safety Seminars. Participate in the AOPA Rusty Pilot Seminars.
Enjoy over 20 Hangar Flying presentations over the 2 day event. Meet pilots from across the Upper Midwest. Program announcements will be published at MN Pilots Association

May 2018

Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar

May 18-20, 2018
Madden's Resort in Brainerd, MN
Fly in to East Gull Lake (9Y2)
East Gull Lake, MN
Check out the the agenda with the great lineup of speakers including Jeff Skiles, First Officer of the "Miracle on the Hudson" flight!
For more information about registering, please see Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Assocation or contact Kjersti Kittelson at 651-769-7093 or Kjersti@penguinflight.net

Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, Benson's Airport

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9 AM-12:00 PM
Benson's Airport (6MN9),
White Bear Lake, MN
EAA Chapter #745 Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast,  There is normally 100LL on the airport, but call ahead. For more information, please contact Kim 763-503-0161 or call the Benson's airport: 651-429-0315.

Region 7 Soaring Contest

Practice Day: May 20, 2018
Race Days: May 21, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL)
Albert Lea, MN
Spectators welcome!
For more information, please see: Soaring Society of America or contact Leon Zeug 612-590-7157, or region7sc@gmail.com

June 2018

Wings, Wheels and Rotors

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Holland Airpark, (36WI)
Holmen, WI
Everyone is welcome to attend a social gathering of Airplane, Helicopter, Car, and Motorcycle enthusiasts. Food and refreshments will be available.  Just a great time to come and look at all the above and visit about your passion.  36WI Holland Airpark, located about 7 miles north of LaCrosse WI.  CTAF 122.9.  3200 feet of paved runway in perfect condition. Wings, Wheels, & Rotors Flyer click here (PDF, 2.59 MB)
For more information, please contact Mike Gautsch at 608-792-0403.

Pancake Breakfast and Lunch

Saturday, June 2-3, 2018
Anoka County Airport in Blaine
A Pancake Breakfast & Lunch to be served both days.
Come out to the Anoka County Airport in Blaine to enjoy many aspects of
aviation. See numerous aviation exhibitors, aircraft & helicopter rides, food booths, product vendors 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 education tent, see flying demonstrations, and kid's activities.
~ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! ~The DAD planning team is looking for more event volunteers and team leaders.
~ Become an Event Sponsor! ~We invite you to become a sponsor to promote your company or donate to help make this event possible for years to come.
For more information, please email Info@DiscoverAviationDays.org, visit the website https://www.discoveraviationdays.org/ or call 763-568-6072.

Amery Municipal Fly-Ins and Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Amery Municipal Airport, (KAHH)
Amery, WI
Serving pancakes, keilbasa, coffee,, and milk/oj. Children under 10 are free. For more information, please contact Paul Isakson at 715-554-3858 or email ikeer@amerytel.net.

Spencer Flight Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

Sunday June 10, 2018
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spencer Airport
Spencer, IA
PIC + 1 Psgr FREE Breakfast
For more information, please contact Gayle Brandt at 712-262-1000, spencerairport@smunet.net or www.leaspw.com

EAA Chapter 878 Wright County Car Club, 36th Annual Car Show, Pancake Breakfast, and Buffalo Fly-In

Sunday, June 10, 2018
7:30 AM to Noon
Pancake Breakfast in the hangar of West Metro Aviation, free meal for PIC. Pancakes, sausage and eggs. For more information please visit http://www.878.eaachapter.org/

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wright County Car show and cars displayed on airport property.
Free air show at noon (weather permitting)
by Mike Wiskus of West Metro Aviation and Lucas Oil Air Shows. For more information please visit www.lucasoilairshows.com.

Airport closed approximately 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM for air show. Airport reopens upon conclusion of show. For more information, please contact: Wayne Flury, 763-670-6021 or email: wflury@wh-link.net

EAA Chapter 688
Annual Fly-In/Drive-In and Breakfast

Sunday June 10, 2018
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Chippewa County Airport Montevideo (KMVE)
Montevideo, MN
Breakfast will be served. For more information, please contact: Mark at (320) 269-4829.

2018 "Grass is a Gas" Poker Run

Saturday, June 9, 2018
7:30 AM - (Registration opens)
8:15 AM (Briefing - depart anytime thereafter)
1:30 PM (Return for prizes)
Brainerd Airport (KBRD)
Brainerd, MN
Fly to 4 Northern Minnesota grass strips, Hill City, Bowstring, Remer and East Gull Lake, approx. 160 nm.
Pickup sealed envelope with playing card at each stop. Play your hand back at KBRD. Chance to earn a bonus card to improve your hand, study up on aviation trivia!  Great prizes for top hands, many door prizes, everyone goes home with something.
Event is 100% FREE! Fuel discounts from North Point Aviation, fun at every stop. Come and fly the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area!  Rain/weather.
For more information, please contact Mike Petersen at 612-750-2981 or vm

Lake Air Flying Club Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, June 16, 2018
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Moose Lake Airport (MZH)
Moose Lake, MN
PICs eat free! For more information, please contact Larry Peterson 218-485-4441.

Little Falls Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

Saturday, June 16, 2018
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Little Falls (LXL)
Little Falls, MN
The Little Falls Dam Festival. PIC eats free. Aviation Fly market. Young Eagle Rides by EAA 551. Breakfast sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Morrison County.  Contact Habitat for Humanity 320-616-2084. email: hfhmc2@qwestoffice.net.
For more information, please contact Kathy Kahlhamer 320-630-4029.

Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Classic Car Show

Sunday, June 17, 2018
8:00 am-Noon
Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HCD)
Hutchinson, MN
Menu: Pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice served by the Hutchinson Civil Air Patrol Squadron
Adults (12+) $7, children $3, preschool and PIC FREE
For more information, please contact Zyvonne Langan at 612-516-9962 or email zlangan@gmail.com

Fly-In Pork Chop Dinner

Sunday, June 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HCD)
Hutchinson, MN
Menu: Pork chops, baked potato, beans, corn, apple sauce, bread and coffee or juice served by the
Hutchinson Civil Air Patrol Squadron
Adults (12+) $10.00, children $7.50
Fly-in Pork Chop Dinner flyer click here (PDF, 429 KB)
For more information, please contact Zyvonne Langan at 612-516-9962 or zlangan@gmail.com

Dads Belgium Waffles, Fly-In and Air Show

Sunday, June 17, 2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Waffle Breakfast)
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Burger Feed)
Canby Municipal Airport (KCNB)
Canby, MN
Food! Airplanes! Air Show! Bouncy Houses. Waffle breakfast hosted by High School Aviation class serving 7:30 till noon free meal for PIC.  
All you care to eat, Dads Belgium Waffles, sausage, and juice.  Free air show at noon  Airport closed approximately 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm  for air show, reopens upon conclusion of show. For more information, please contact at Matt Wagner 507-828-0323 
or Mathewwagner@hotmail.com

Holland Airpark Annual Chicken Que

Sunday, June 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Holland Airpark (36WI)
Holmen, WI
On Father’s Day 2018, come and enjoy the best BBQ chicken available at EAA Chapter 307’s famous annual Chicken Que on Holland Airpark (36WI) which is 9 NM north of LaCrosse.  3200 ft of paved runway in perfect condition. June 17th 2018 starting at noon until gone.  PIC eats free but donations appreciated. For more information, please contact Keith Klos 608-780-6378 CTAF 122.9 or email keithklos@msn.com Wings, Holland Airpark flyer click here (PDF, 327 KB)

EAA Chapter 100 Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, Fly-In/Drive-In

Sunday, June 17, 2018
7:00 AM - Noon
Dodge Center Airport (KTOB)
Dodge Center, MN
Serving : “ Sturdiwheat”  pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee & orange juice.  For more information, please contact Tom at 507-282-9682 or tomwhall@charter.net

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

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

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.

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

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

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 AM to Noon
Henning Municipal Airport (05Y) 
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.

August 2018

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 click here (PDF, 923 KB)

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)

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

Saturday, August 4, 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 Annual Fly-In Breakfast

Sunday, August 5, 2018
7:30 AM- Noon
Ellen Church Field (Cresco Airport)
468 Airport Road,
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 .


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

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

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: