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January 1, 2019



Attention Pilots! Be sure to get a Flight Service briefing from (800) WX-Brief before every flight and check your destination airport status.

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 mnflyer@pinternet.com or charlotte@mnflyer.com.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, (MN61) 48123 Lily Ave, McGregor, MN 55760, Third Annual Jackson Seaplane Base Ski Plan Fly-In, Contact Paul Jackson 612-963-1655m paul@flightline.tv. Backup date is 3 Feb. 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 robb@zorbaz.com, or http://www.zorbaz.com

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 dpaulson@ssbwarroad.com

March 9, 2019: (Snow date March 16) Buffalo, MN, Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE), West Metro Aviation hanger, Annual Chili Feed Fly-In, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., hosted by EAA Chapter 878, contact Laura Hermann, 952-210-8600, ljherrmann@yahoo.com

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

June 15-16, 2019: Mankato, MN, Mankato Airport (KMKT) Minnesota Air Spectacular, see details at http://www.mnairspectacular.com Contact Fred Lutz flutz@netscape.com 507-381-0300

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 daveretka@gmail.com.

July 13-14, 2019: Eden Prairie, MN, Flying Cloud Airport, AirExpo 2019, Contact Greg Doeden gjbe8480@aol.com

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 joe@prairie-air.net, (218) 685-6594, http://www.flekkefest.net.

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, steve@penguinflight.net

 

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