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Elbow Lake Airport Fly-In supports local Flekkefest

Prairie Air FBO at "Pride of the Prairie" airport offers family, fun-filled activities to visitors


September 1, 2018

Photo courtesy of Vandy Douglas

Paul Brutlag does a flyover at the Elbow Lake Airport in Susy Q, his 1941 T-6G Texan Warbird during the Flekkefest Festival held annually the first weekend in August. Brutlag also does a flyover to honor Veterans during the parade in Elbow Lake.

Prairie Air FBO at the Elbow Lake Municipal Airport joyfully joins in uniting their community during Flekkefest, billed by the city as the annual celebration of everything Scandinavian.

"Every year our activities have been building with more and more organizations from town becoming a part of it," said FBO operator Joe LaRue.

Flekkefest is held the first weekend of August. This year Prairie Air hosted the Civil Air Patrol, the Elbow Lake Fire Department, held a bean bag tournament fund raiser for the local high school, offered vendor booth space to local businesses, and served their famous ribeye steak marinated in the flying club's secret sauce.

C.M. Swanson

Members of the Civil Air Patrol stand with Paul Brutlag nestled comfortably beside Brutlag's Warbird. To the left of the pilot is 1st Lt Commander Gallen Norris, to the right is 2nd Lt David Bartlow. Cadet Aurnab are Ben Kakac and Steve Begger.


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