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By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

Fly-Ins Continue As Summer Winds Down

Events Encounter Syrup Shortages, Spotty Weather


September 1, 2021

Tim Hennagir

EAA Chapter 642 Chapter Treasurer Doug Reichel reported more than 1,000 breakfasts were served at Mankato Sunday, Aug. 15. Pilots were handed their tickets shortly after arrival.

Fly-in organizers around the state encountered two interesting challenges during the month of August. One was breakfast condiment-related and the other involved weather conditions.

The hot, sultry days of late summer produced scattered storms and low ceilings that forced many pilots to make go/no-go VFR decisions the day of an event. Several events with high attendance had to send volunteers scrambling to the store when the pancake syrup ran out.

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