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Check this column each month to see that dates have not been canceled or changed. Send notices of events at least six weeks in advance of publication to the Minnesota Flyer, P.O. Box 750. Sandstone. MN 55072-0750 or email or

February 26: Warroad Minnesota Lions, 39th annual Ski Plane Fly-In & Breakfast. Ski Planes land on the Warroad River, wheel planes at the Warroad Airport (KRRT). Shuttle service available. 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Contact Dave Paulson @ 218-386-1818 or 218-386-2098. E-mail:

March 11: EAA Chapter 237, Super Saturday, Anoka County Blaine Airport, Pancake Breakfast Social 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at EAA Chapter 237 building; Young Eagles flights will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (weather permitting); IMC club meeting will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (at Gateway Flying Club Hangar)

March 18: EAA Chapter 1221 Annual Birthday Fly-In, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cloquet Carlton County Airport (KCOQ)

April 8: EAA EAA Chapter 919 Annual Fly-In Drive-In Chili Feed, 10 a.m. until chili is gone. Rushford Municipal Airport . Mike Thern 507-864-2705

April 29-30: Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, Anoka County Blaine Airport, June 3-4: Duluth Air Show,

June 11: Lions Fly-In, 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Princeton Municipal Airport, full menu breakfast. Parallel taxiway. Contact Rick Hoffman 763-286-1845

June 17: Lake Air Flying Club Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport, (KMZH). Contact Larry Peterson 218-485-4441.

June 18: EAA Chapter 100, Father’s Day Dodge Center Flight Breakfast, 7 a.m. – noon, PIC free, Rochester, contact Tom Hall 507-226-1310

June 20-23: 41st Annual Air Race Classic with a stop at Bemidgi Regional Airport (KJBI)

June 24: Second Annual “Grass is a Gas” Poker Run. Start and finish at KBRD, fly to Hill City, Backus, Motley, and East Gull Lake (130NM), pick up a card at each stop and play your had for great prizes. Preflight briefing at 08:30 a.m.. In the air by 09:00. Poker Run is 100% free. Fuel discounts from NorthPoint Aviation and Wings Café on the airport. Come early for breakfast! Rain date June 25. Contact Mike Petersen 612-750-2981

July 8-9: Isle Airport Saturday evening bonfire and campout followed by Sunday morning pancake breakfast with sausage and eggs 7-11a.m. For details contact Dave Retka 651-263-8614 or

July 15-16: Wings of the North AirExpo at Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie,

July 16: Forest City Municipal Airport (KFXY) Annual Flight Breakfast, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. contact Richard or Theresa Trimble at 641-581-2880.

July 24-30: Oshkosh, WI. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh,

August 6: Longville Airport Fly-In, Contact Christina Herheim,

August 5: Elbow Lake Fly-In 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during Elbow Lake FlekkeFest celebration 4-6 August, Contact Joe or Laura LaRue at Prairie Air,,, 218-685-6594,

August 13: Minnesota Sea Plane Association Annual Pig Roast Picnic, Surf Side, Contact Steve Guetter

September 10: New Ulm, MN Municipal Airport (KULM) New Ulm 44th Annual Lions Fly-In Breakfast, 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

September 23: Girls in Aviation Day,

December 2: Tree of Hope, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Maple Lake Municipal Airport (KMGG), Collect unwrapped new toys, donate money to purchase gifts, or volunteer to help collect, package, and deliver toys. Contact


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