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  • Starbuck Airport draws community

    Don Lilienthal|Aug 1, 2018

    Thanks to Don Lilienthal for the following report and photos from the Starbuck Fly-In breakfast. The Starbuck Fly-In was held on Saturday, July 7. It was a windy day but no rain. We have a soft grass runway. The plane campers began to show up on Friday morning and stayed until Sunday. The Fly-In was very successful. We served 1,144 breakfasts. There were 65 planes that flew in for the breakfast. The Life-Link helicopter reported eight miles out inbound when they received an emergency call.... Full story

  • Pope County Flyer member shares news from Starbuck, Minnesota

    Don Lilienthal, Pope County Flyers|Jan 1, 2018

    Ron Renner was attending Air Venture 2016 in Oshkosh with his grandson, who thought it would be so much fun to sit in an actual airplane cockpit. Later, back home in Glenwood, Minnesota, Ron thought how nice it would be to invite neighborhood kids to the airport and let them sit at the controls of some of the local airplanes. So, the invitation went out to both Starbuck and Alexandria area pilots to bring their planes to Glenwood Airport on July 30, 2017. This activity was the first of its kind... Full story