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

Jan 26, 2019: White Bear Lake, 5860 Highway 61 N, MN, Benson Airport (6MN9), EAA Chapter 745 Fly-In-Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, Lat: 45° 6’ 59.88” North, Long: 92° 59’ 45.78” West, Unicom: 122.700; Runway 12/30, (2000’ x 75’), Grass – NOT plowed during winter operations, There is normally 100LL at the airport, but call ahead. Airport landmarks: the water tower inside the pattern, and Bald Eagle Lake just to the west. Airport: (651) 429-0315, Mike: (651) 983-5158

Jan.29, 2019: McGregor, MN, Jackson Seaplane Base, (MN56) 48123 Lily Ave, McGregor, MN 55760, Third Annual Jackson Seapalne Base Ski Plan Fly-In, Contact Paul Jackson 612-963-1655m Backup date is Feb. 3: Runway prepared. Base is on east shore to the south of Horseshoe Lake

Feb. 9, 2019: Park Rapids, MN, Little Sand Lake. Zorbaz Zki Plane 8th Annual Chili Fly-In at Zorbaz Restaurant. Little Sand Lake is 7nm NW of Park Rapids on the 042 degree PKD dial radial, N46.978304 W-94.949727. Contact: Robb Swanson (218) 237-1969, or, or

Feb. 24, 2019: Warroad, MN, Warroad Airport (KRRT) Warroad Lions 41st Annual Ski Plane Fly-In Breakfast, 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ski planes land on the Warroad River, wheel planes land at the airport where shuttle service is available, contact: Dave Paulson, (218) 386-1818, or (218) 286-2098, or

May 17-19, 2019: Seaplane Safety Seminar at Madden’s on Gull Lake. Contact: Steve Guetter,

July 6, 2019: Starbuck Airport Pope County Flyers Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast. For information please call Mary jo Brown at (320) 760-7749 or Tom Beuckens at (320) 239-4273.

July 13-14, 2019: Isle Airport on Mille Lacs Lake, Sat. evening bonfire and campout. Sun. morning breakfast. 7 a.m – 12 p.m. Everyone welcome. Contact: Dave Retka (651) 263-8614, or

Aug. 3, 2019: Elbow Lake Fly-In 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during Elbow Lake FlekkeFest celebration. Contact Joe or Laura LaRue at Prairie Air, or, (218) 685-6594,

Aug. 11, 2019: Lino Lakes, MN. Surf Side Sea Plane Base. Minnesota Sea Plane Association Annual Pig Roast Picnic. Private Sea Plane Base and grass strip. Contact: Steve Guetter,


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