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Jan. 16, 2016: White Bear Lake, MN. EAA Chapter #745 Pancake Breakfast Fly-in, Benson's Airport (6MN9), 9 a.m.-noon. There is normally fuel on the airport, but call ahead. Runway is NOT plowed. Contact info: Kim: 763-503-0161 Airport Phone: 651-429-0315. According to Google Earth, Benson's is 9 miles almost straight south of the Forest Lake airport (25D). Two landmarks for finding Benson’s are the water tower inside the pattern and Bald Eagle Lake just to the west of the airport.

Feb. 6, 2016: Park Rapids, MN. Fifth Annual Zorbaz Zki Plane Chili Fly-In, 11a.m.-2 p.m., Little Sand Lake, (7 nm NW of Park Rapids on the 042 degree PKD radial, N46.978304 W -94.949727. Robb, (218) 237-1969,, for updates. Self-serve fuel available at Park Rapids Aviation.

Feb. 28, 2016: Warroad, MN. Lions 38th annual Ski Plane Fly-In & Breakfast. Ski Planes land on theWarroad River, wheel planes at the Warroad Airport (KRRT). Shuttle service available. 8 a.m.-noon. Dave Paulson, (218) 386-1818, (218) 386-2098,

April 20-22, 2016: Brainerd, MN. Minnesota Airports Conference, Madden's Conference Center. Participant registration will be available in early 2016.

April 29-30, 2016: Blaine, MN. Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering 2016, Anoka County/Blaine Airport (KANE),

May 20-22, 2016: Brainerd, MN. Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) Spring Safety Seminar, Madden's Resort, 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula.

June 4-6, Discover Aviation Days, Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE).

June 18, 2016: Bemidji, MN. Bemidji’s Fly-In Summer Flapjack Days, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bemidji Regional (KBJI). 218-751-1880

July 9-10, Duluth Air Show, MN,

July 25-31, 2016: Oshkosh, WI. AirVenture 2016,


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