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April 18-20: Duluth, MN DECC, 2018 Minnesota Airports Conference. For details visit Conference website.

April 21: Bloomington, MN, Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. Hyatt Regency Hotel. Contact: Noel Allard 218-732-5100 or make reservations at

April 27-28: Blaine, MN, Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE) Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering. Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Event space is Golden Wings Flying Museum at Jane’s Field entrance. Contact

May 5: Breezy Point, MN, Breezy Point Airport (8MN3 122.9) (Private) Fourth Annual Breezy Point Aviation Days, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call for permission. Cliff Muller 218-838-3434 or

May 18-20: Brainerd, Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake, MSPA Safety Seminar, contact Steve Guetter, 952-484-9457

May 19: White Bear Lake, MN, Benson’s Airport (6MN9) EAA 745 Fly-OIN/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. – noon. There is normally 100LL on the airport but call ahead. Kim 763-503-0161 or Airport 651-429-0315 or

May 21- 26: Albert Lea, MN, Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL), Region 7 Soaring Contest. Contact: Soaring Society of America, or Leon Zeug at 612-590-7157,

June 2-3: Blaine, MN, Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE), Discover Aviation Days 2018, Jane’s Field. Breakfast and lunch. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. PIC free. Contact 763-568-6072,

June 9: Brainerd, MN, Brainerd Airport (KBRD) is the starting point for the Grass is a Gas Poker Run to four grass strips. Preflight briefing 8:15 a.m., Contact Mike Petersen 612-750-2981

June 10: Montevideo, MN, Montevideo Airport (MVE), EAA Chapter 688 Fly-In Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. PIC free. Young Eagle Rides ages 8-17, Ping Pong Ball Drop age 1-10, contact Vic Plante at

June 10: Buffalo MN, Buffalo Airport (KCFE) EAA 878 Buffalo Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. – noon. Contact Wayne Flury 763-6760-6021 or

June 10: Montevideo, MN, Chippewa County Airport Montivideo (KMVE) EAA 688 Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Contact Mark 320-269-4829

June 10: Brainerd, MN, Brainerd Airport (KBRD) Grass is a Gas Poker Run, Registration opens 7:30 a.m., briefing 8:15 a.m., Contact Mike Peterson 612-750-2981

June 10: Princeton, MN, Princeton Airport (PNM), Annual Fly-In Breakfast and Car Show, 7:30 a.m. – noon. Contact Scott 763-389-8812

July 15: Forest City, Iowa, Forest city Municipal Airport (KFXY), Annual Flight Breakfast, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., PIC free, contact Richard or Theresa Trible 641-581-2880

June 16: Granite Falls, MN, Granite Falls Muni-Lenzen-Roe-Fagan Memorial Field (GDB), Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., contact Evan Fagen at 320-564-3324

June 16: Little Falls, MN, Little Falls Airport (KLXL) Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. for 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 or

June 16: Moose Lake, MN, Moose Lake Airport (MZH) Lake Air Flying Club Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. PIC free. Contact: Larry Peterson 218-485-4441 or

June 17: Hutchinson, MN, Hutchinson (HCD) JC Water Carnival Fly-In/Drive-In, Pancake breakfast 8 a.m. – noon, Pork Chop Dinner 4 p.m. – 4 p.m., served by the Hutchinson Civil Air Patrol Members. Contact Dave at 320-587-2358 or

June 17: Crystal, MN, Crystal Airport (KMIC) Open House & Fly-In, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Crystal Lions Club Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. – noon. Contact Julie 612-306-5808,

June 17: Canby, MN, Canby Municipal Airport (KCNB) Dads Belgium Waffles Fly-In and Air Show, 7:30 – noon hosted by High School Aviation class. Burger Feed 10:30- 2:00 p.m., Free air show at noon. Airport closed approx. noon to 1:30 for air show. Contact Matt Wagner 507-828-0323,

June 17: Aitkin, MN, Aitkin Municipal Airport (KAIT), EAA 965, Country Road Classics Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact Jim Larson 218-820-8898

June 19-22: Women’s 42nd Air Race Classic, Sweetwater, Texas to Freyburg, Maine. Third stop on route is Faribault Municipal Airport, Liz Wall Strohfus Field (FBL), Details at ARC – Air Race Classic

June 24: St Cloud, MN, St Cloud Airport (KSTC) 26th Annual Fly-In Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., hosted by the Cloud Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol and Granite Days, PIC free. Contact Brooke Ziwicki,

June 24: Wells, MN, Wells Municipal Airport (68Y) Wells wings & Wheels Fly-In Breakfast, 7 a.m. – noon. PIC free. Contact Wells Aviation 507-553-3100

June 30: Wadena, MN, Wadena Airport (KADC) Wadena Pilots Association’s Wings & Wheels Fly/Drive-In Breakfast, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Contact Dano 218-282-6623

July 1: Austin, MN, Austin Airport (AUM), Austin Morning Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast, featuring SPAM, pancakes, sausage, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. PIC free. Contact Taggert Medgaarden 507-440-6596,

July 7: Starbuck, MN, Starbuck Municipal Airport (D32). Annual Pope County Flyer’s Camp-In/Fly-In Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Under wing campers welcome July 6-8. Contact Don Lilienthal at 320-760-3033 or MaryJo Brown at 320-392-5869

July 7-8: Isle, MN, Isle Airport (MY72) Isle Airport Flying Club, Saturday night Fly-In/Camp-Out, Sunday Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 7 a.m.-11 a.m., PIC free, Private air strip, contact Dave Retka,

July 15-17: Brainerd, MN, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (KBRD), American Barnstormers Tour, 9 a.m. to dusk daily. Contact Mike Petersen 612-750-2981

August 4: Elbow Lake, MN, Annual Flekkefest Fly-In Lunch, with our famous Ribeye Steak Sandwiches, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Elbow Lake Airport (Y63), contact Laura LaRue, 218-685-6594,

August 5: Springfield, MN, Springfield Municipal Airport (D42) Fly-In/Glide-In/Classic Car Drive-In, Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon. Contact John Ryan 507-920-7816,

August 5: Longville, MN, Longville Airport (KXVG), 13th Annual Longville Flyers Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, 8 a.m. – noon. Contact Scott Stuart 402-488-3876

August 12: Lino Lakes, MN, Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4), MSPA Annual Pig Roast, contact Steve Guetter, 952-484-9457

August 26: Windom, MN, Windom Municipal Airport (MWM 122.9) Windom Eagles Model Airplane Club/Windom Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PIC's free. Contact: Brian 507-830-0273 or


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