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July 6-7: Detroit Lakes, MN, Detroit Lakes Airport (KDTL), EAA Chapter 1498 Fly-In (in conjunction with Detroit Lakes Jaycees Water Carnival) July 6 at 5 p.m. Long Lake park adjacent to turf runway 17/35, FAA presentation of Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to Bob Lund and Duane Janssen. July 7, pancake breakfast 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact Tim Bohmer 218-234-9747

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 8: Two Harbors, MN, Two Harbors Airport, (KTWM) Annual EAA Chapter 1128 Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, 7a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact:

July 12: Hibbing, MN, Range Regional Airport, (HIB) Top Bun Fly-In/Drive-In, 5p.m. – 7p.m. Contact FBO: 218-263-4353, Unicom 123.0

July 14: Rushford, MN Rushford Municipal Airport (55y) Rushford Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, EAA Chapter 919, Contact Mike, or Tony,

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

July 15: Hallock, MN, Hallock Airport (KHCO), Annual Flight Breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon. PIC free. Contact Bill: 218-843-1059

July 15: Lakeville, MN, Lakeville Airport (LVD) Lakeville Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. PIC free. Contact Gary Stinar (612) 280-6614.

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

July 21: Henning, MN, Henning Municipal Airport (05Y), Henning EAA Chapter 1065 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., PIC free. Contact Grant Smith at 952-454-8578 or Bill Goepferd 218-639-1068

July 22: Benson, MN, Benson Municipal Airport (BBB), Boy Scout pancake and sausage flight breakfast, 7 a.m. -12 p.m. PIC free. Contact Kurt Flegel 320-760-0458

July 26: Hibbing, MN, Range Regional Airport (HIB) Top Bun Fly-In/Drive-In, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. FBO (218) 263-4353. Unicom 123.0

July 29: Olivia, MN, Olivia Regional Airport (KOVL),Olivia Lions Fly-In Breakfast, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. PIC free. Contact Rich Haugen 320-523-1718

July 29: Bigfork, MN, Bigfork Municipal Airport (F02) Bigfork Lions Club Fly-In/Drive-In pancake breakfast. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact: Greg Anselmo (218) 244-4648.

July 29: Backus, MN, Backus Municipal Airport (7Y3 Backus Lions Club Fly-In/Drive-In pancake breakfast. 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact:Craig Taylor (218) 831-1373

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,

Aug 4-5: Milaca, MN, Milaca Municipal Airport (18Y), 50th Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast (Aug 5 Breakfast) and Flag Retirement Ceremony (Aug 4 at 6:30 p.m.), underwing camping available. Contact John Oldenburg, Airport Manager at 320-983-6547, 320-267-6898,, or contact Tammy Pfaff, City Manager, 320-983-3141, or

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,

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

Aug 5: Bay City, WI, Red Wing Regional Airport (RGK). Hiawatha Valley EAA Chapter 1518 42nd Annual pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact, Dan Marrs (715) 307-2468

Aug 7: White Bear Lake, MN, Benson's Airport (6MN9), EAA Chapter 745 Hamburger Social Fly-In/Drive-In, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. There is normally 100LL on the airport, but call ahead. Kim (763) 503-0161, Airport (651) 429-0315

Aug 9: Hibbing, MN, Range Regional Airport (HIB) Top Bun Fly-In/Drive-In, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. FBO (218) 263-4353

August 10: Two Harbors, MN, Two Harbors Airport (KTWM) EAA Chapter 1128 Free Fly-In/Drive-In Outdoor Movie, Walt Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue movie starts at dusk (about 8:30 p.m., Contact:

Aug 11: Pelican Rapids, MN, Pelican Rapids Airport (47y), Pelican Rapids Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast. Pelican Rapids Lions Club, PIC free. Contact Brent E. Frazier (218) 850 – 3770

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

Aug 12: Lake Elmo, MN, Lake Elmo Airport (21D), EAA Chapter 54 Lake Elmo Aviation Day, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Contact Jim Pearsall, 651-494-4579,

Aug 17-18: Bemidji, MN, EAA Chapter 1397, Annual Ralph Moberg Private Wheel & Seaplane Base Fly-In, (Turf: MN13/ Water: 96 M). Friday- bonfire and brat cookout, Saturday - Pancake Breakfast at BJI. Contact Gary Gregg 218-556-1611

Aug 18: Bemidji, MN, Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI), Flapjack Fly-In 8 a.m.-11a.m. sponsored by Bemidji Aviation and Bemidji Regional Airport. Contact Bemidji Aviation 218-751-1880

Aug 19: Mankato, MN, Mankato Municipal Airport (KMKT), EAA Chapter 642 fly-In Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., PIC free. Contact Jon: 507-317-1958, Tony: 507-317-8377

Aug 19: Mankato, MN, Mankato Municipal Airport (KMKT), EAA Chapter 642 fly-In Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., PIC free. Contact Jon: 507-317-1958, Tony: 507-317-8377

Aug 23: Hibbing, MN, Range Regional Airport (HIB) Top Bun Fly-In/Drive-In, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. FBO (218) 263-4353, Unicom 123.0

Aug 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

Aug 26: Grygla, MN, Lions Fly-In Breakfast, Grygla Municipal (3G2), 7 a.m.-noon. PCs free. Fall festival, family activities during the day. Contact Brent Klamar, 218-689-4364

Sept 1: Glencoe, MN, Glencoe Municipal Airport (KGYL), EAA Chapter 92, Glencoe UltraLite Flyers annual Sweet corn and Bratwurst Feed Fly-In, 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.. COntact Stuart Selchow, 320-238-2376, cell 320-583-8367, or Chapter website,

Sept 8: Brainerd, MN, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (KBRD), Brainerd Poker Run, Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Contact Mike Peterson (612) 750-2981,

Sept 9: New Ulm, New Ulm Municipal Airport (KULM) 45th Annual Fly-In Breakfast, Lions Club of New Ulm 45th Annual Fly-In Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., PIC free, Supporting the Sight, Hearing and Diabetes Impaired

Sept 9: Maple Lake, MN, Maple Lake Airport (KMGG), 32nd Annual Maple Lake FAA Chapter 878 Pork Chop Feed 11 a.m.-2 p.m., contact Greg Thomes at 320-363-3738

Sept 15: Mora, MN, Mora Municipal Airport (KJMR), Fly-In Breakfast 8 a.m.-12 p.m., hosted by the Lions Club. Contact Joe Kolhgraf 612-390-8217

Sept 22: Grand Marais/Cook, Grand Marais/Cook County Airport (KCKC), Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Arrowhead Eagles Aero Club, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Open House for New A&D building, Sea Plane Base is available, too, just a short walk, or call ahead and we'll pick you up! Contact Rodney Roy, 218-387-3024,


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