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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 or

April 8: EAA Chapter 327 Super Saturday, Anoka County Blaine Airport, Pancake Breakfast Social 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m .; Young Eagles flights from 9:00 a.m. to noon (weather permitting); IMC club meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Gateway Flying Cub Hangar, contact Kirk Fjetland

April 8: 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 22: Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bloomington. Reservation only.

April 29-30: Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, Anoka County Blaine Airport,

April 30: UMC Aviation Club Pancake Breakfast at KCKN in Crookston, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., PIC's eat free. There will be simulators and the EAA will be there providing rides for kids ages 8-17. Contact Andy Gjerswold 218-280-4637

May 6: Breezy Point Aviation Days, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m; Breezy Point Airport (8MN3) is a private airport. Pilots must call for permission and visit for a pilot briefing before landing. For more information, please contact: Cliff Muller 218-838-3434, email

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 17: EAA Chapter 745 Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Benson’s Airport (6MN9) White Bear Lake, MN 55110. There is normally 100LL on the airport, but call ahead. For more information contact: Kim 763-503-0161 or Airport 651-429-0315.

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 18: Stanton Airport (SYN) 27th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast 7 a.m. – noon, Contact 507-645-4030

June 20-23: 41st Annual Air Race Classic with a stop at Bemidji 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 hand 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

June 25: Granite City Days Fly-In Breakfast and Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Cloud Civil Air Patrol Squadron providing pancake and sausage breakfast in Hangar 2. Contact Brooke Ziwicki 30-250-1554

June 25: Wells – Wings and Wheels Fly-In Breakfast and Classic Car Show, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Wells Municipal Airport (68y) PIC eats free. Aviation Fuel available. Contact: Wells Aviation 507-553-3100.

June 25: Aitkin Airport 23rd Annual Fly-in Drive-in Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Jim Larson

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, (KXVG) 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

Aug 20: Mankato, MN. EAA Chapter 642 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast at Mankato Region (KMKT), 7:30 a.m. –noon. PICs free. John, 507-345-1015 or Ken, 507-947-3084

September 9: Annual Pipestone Kiwanis Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Pipestone Municipal Airport (PQN) For more information, please contact: The Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau at 507-825-3316.

September 9: EAA 272 Young Eagle Flights and Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport (KSUV) Superior, Wisconsin. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. Parent or guardian permission is required for Young Eagle Flights. For more information, please contact: Tom Betts 218 590-0507 EAA 272

September 9-10: 2nd Annual Campout and 31st Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pork Chop Dinner. Maple Lake Municipal Airport (KMGG). Saturday starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes to Sunday 2:00 p.m. Pork Chop dinner will be on Sunday. For more information, visit: EAA Chapter 878

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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