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By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

 

Tim Hennagir

This 1940 Piper J3C-65 Cub registered to Donald Aslesen of Excelsior, Minnesota, was the center of indoor attention inside the West Metro Aviation Hangar at EAA Chapter 878's Chili Feed and Fly-In, Saturday, March 12, at the Buffalo Airport.

Please check with contacts to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. We publish events as print space is available. For a full calendar listing, visit http://www.mnflyer.com. Click on "Events" tab. Send information to editor@mnflyer.com. Include the following details: Date, City, Two-Letter State Abbreviation, Event Name, ICAO Airport Identifier, Time, EAA Young Eagles If Applicable, Contact Person Name, Phone, Email. If you want to include full menu details and pricing or additional information, please request advertising rates.

May 21: White Bear Lake, MN: EAA Chapter 745 Pancake Breakfast, Benson Airport (6MN9), Main Hangar, 9 a.m. to Noon. Fly-ins and drive-ins welcome. Contact: (651) 429-0315.

May 20-21: Buffalo, MN: Eighth Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE). Visit the Minnesota Pilots Association website http://www.mnpilots.org and click on page links for pilot, attendee, sponsor, exhibitor, and advertiser information. The GMAG will feature educational sessions and vendors of aviation-related products. "Hangar Flying" sessions will cover a range of topics.

June 3-5: Le Sueur, MN: "First Ditch 2022" Fly-In Hosted By Marginal Aviation, Le Sueur Municipal Airport (12Y). Contact: Jennifer Hanson (952), 217-1366; Linda Lovely, (612) 799-3881; Debra Wilbright, (507) 461-0992, or marginalaviation@yahoo.com.

June 4: Amery, WI: Amery Municipal Airport (KAHH) 30th Annual Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact: Paul Isakson, iker@amerytel.net, (715) 554-3858.

June 11: Blaine, MN: Burger Bash Fly-In, Anoka County-Blaine Airport (KANE) Lynx FBO, 9877 N. Airport Road N.E. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from event support EAA Young Eagles. Burger Bash 2022 will serve as a planning forum for the return of Discover Aviation Days 2023. Contact: Kevin Sislo (763) 486-6575 president@eaa237.org or Ellen Quist (763) 222-4952 quist.ellen.e@gmail.com.

June 11: Grand Rapids, MN: EAA Chapter 412 Spring Fly-In Breakfast, Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport (KGPZ) 8 a.m. to noon. Local merchants silent auction; freewill offering chapter scholarships. Contact: Larry Daigle, (218) 244-3056.

June 12: Fergus Falls, MN: Fergus Falls Municipal Airport Fly-In/Drive-In Belgian Waffle Breakfast, Fergus Falls Municipal Airport-Einar Mickelson Field (KFFM), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EAA Young Eagles, Chapter 1174. Contact: Dave Jennen (218) 205-4345.

June 12: Buffalo, MN: EAA Chapter 878 Fly-In Breakfast & Car Show, Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE), 7:30 a.m. to noon. Hosted by West Metro Aviation. Free meal for PIC. Contact: http://www.878.EAAchapter.org.

June 12: Montevideo, MN: EAA Chapter 688 Fly-In Breakfast, Montevideo Airport (KMVE), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. PICs free. Young Eagle rides. Contact: Marsha Plante, miplante59@yahoo.com.

June 12: Princeton, MN: Lions Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, Princeton Municipal Airport (KPNM) 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Freewill donation. PIC eats free. Contact: Charlie Ossell, (612) 202-8677.

June 12: Rush City, MN: Rush City Regional Airport (ROS) Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Rush City Lions. Warbirds, raffle for B-25 ride, food vendors. Contact: Amy Mell (320) 358-4743 or Ray Pittman (612) 267-2209.

June 18: Moose Lake, MN: Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport (MZH) Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. PICs eat free. Contact: Larry Peterson at (218) 485-4441.

June 18: Granite Falls, MN: Ray Fagen 2022 Memorial Airshow - Pride of the Pacific, Lenzen-Roe-Fagen Memorial Airport (KGDB). Gates open 10:30 a.m. Rain date for event is Sunday, June 19. Purchase tickets online: event.attendstar.com/event/show/ray-fagen-memorial-airshow.

June 19: Grand Rapids, MN: Civil Air Patrol Father's Day Fly-In Breakfast, Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport (KGPZ), 7 a.m. to noon. Contact Joel K: (218) 244-1265.

June 19: Lake Elmo, MN: Civil Air Patrol Father's Day Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast, Lake Elmo Airport (21D), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: it@mn122.org.

June 19: Crystal, MN: Father's Day Airport Open House, Crystal Airport (KMIC), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crystal Lions Club will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Westphal American Legion will serve lunch for the reminder of event. Contact: crystalairportopenhouse.com.

June 19: Dodge Center, MN: EAA Chapter 100 Father's Day Fly-In Breakfast, Dodge Center Municipal Airport (KTOB), 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. PICs Free. Contact: Duane Hora at (507) 358-0495.

June 19: Hutchinson, MN: Jaycee Water Carnival Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast and Antique Car Show, Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field (KHCD), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meal served by the Civil Air Patrol. Contact: Bernie Knutson (612) 723-8498.

June 26: Wells, MN: Wings and Wheels Fly-In Breakfast and Classic Car Show, Wells Municipal Airport (68Y), 7 a.m. to noon. PIC free. Plane rides; aviation 100LL available. Contact: Wells Aviation, (507) 553-3100, wellsav@bevcomm.net.

June 26: Fairmont, MN: Lions Fly-In Breakfast, Fairmont Municipal Airport (KFRM), 7 a.m. to noon. Contact: Wayne Kahler, (507) 236-3604.

July 2: Starbuck, MN: Starbuck Chamber of Commerce Annual Fly-In Airport Pancake Breakfast, Starbuck Municipal Airport (D32),7 a.m. to noon. PIC and kids eat free. Contact: Don Lilienthal at (320) 760-3033 or Tom Beuckens at (612) 715-1995.

July 3: Austin, MN: Morning Lions Club Fly-in Breakfast, Austin Municipal Airport (KAUM), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Freewill donation, Pilots free. Contact: (507) 440-6596.

July 3: Emmetsburg, IA: Kiwanis Flight Breakfast, Emmetsburg Municipal Airport (KEGQ), 8 a.m. to noon. Pilots eat for free. Contact: Mark Evans, (712) 320-0447.

July 9: Detroit Lakes, MN: 86th Annual Northwest Water Carnival Fly-In and Drive-In, 8 a.m. to noon, EAA Chapter 1498. Contacts: Drew (218) 841-4921 Kasey (218) 689-8728. Also visit http://www.dljaycees.com/water-carnival-3 for updated event information.

July 10-11: Mille Lacs Lake, MN: Isle Airport (MY72). Located on SE shore of Mille Lacs Lake, Saturday evening bonfire and campout. Sunday morning flight breakfast. 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone welcome. PICs free. CTAF 122.9 Contact: Dave Retka (651) 263-8614 or daveretka@gmail.com,

July 10: Lakeville, MN: Lions Pan-O-Prog Fly-In Breakfast, Airlake Airport (KLVN), 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. PICs eat free. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Contact: Paul Jacobus, (612) 306-8157, lakevillelions.eventchair@gmail.com.

Aug. 6: Menomonie, WI: Airfest/Autorama Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, Menomonie Municipal Airport (KLUM) 8 a.m. to 11 am. Contact: Vicki Jess, (715) 235-2879, vicki.jess@gmail.com.

Aug. 7: Aitkin, MN: EAA Chapter 965 Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, Aitkin Municipal Airport - Steve Kurtz Field, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: Trudi Amundson trudiamundson@yahoo.com.

Aug. 7: Cresco, IA: Cresco Chamber of Commerce 40th Annual Fly-In Breakfast, Ellen Church Field Airport (KCJJ), 7:30 a.m. to noon. Pilots and passengers eat free. Contact: Jason Passmore, (563) 547-3434, hcbt@cedausa.com.

Aug 7: Longville, MN: Longville Flyers 15th Annual Pancake Fest, Longville Municipal Airport (KXVG), 8 a.m. to noon. Contact: Steve Shallbetter, (218) 682 2268, beechjock@aol.com.

Aug. 14: Mahnomen, MN: Mahnomen-Waubun Area Lions Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Mahnomen County Airport (3N8), 8 a.m. to noon. Contact: Bill Nelson (218) 280-1585.

Aug. 27: Paynesville, MN: 2022 Paynesville Airshow, Paynesville Municipal Airport (PEX), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performers Craig Gifford, Galen Kilam, and RAD Aerosports. Band and beer garden following airshow. Contact: thomas.fread@gmail.com.

Aug. 27: Grand Rapids, MN: EAA Chapter 412 Fly-In, 8 a.m. to noon. Full breakfast. Contact: Larry Daigle, (218) 244-3056.

Aug. 27: Paynesville MN: Paynesville Municipal Airport (KPEX) Airshow, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Band, beer garden will follow airshow. Contact: Thomas.fread@gmail.com.

Sept. 3: Glencoe, MN: EAA Chapter 1658 Annual Sweet Corn & Brat Fly-In, Glencoe Municipal Airport (KGYL), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: Stuart Selchow, (320) 238-2376, cell: (320) 583-8367, email: stuart.selchow@gmail.com. For more information go to: http://www.eaaul92.weebly.com.

Sept. 10: Brainerd, MN: "Grass is a Gas Poker Run" Sponsored by Brainerd EAA Chapter 610, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. briefing at 8:15 a.m. and return to Brainerd by 1:30 p.m. Contact Mike Petersen (612) 750-2981, Winger701@gmail.com.

Sept. 24: Eden Prairie, MN - Flying Cloud Airport – Eighth Annual Girls in Aviation Day. Minnesota currently hosts the largest GIAD in the world. Sponsored by Stars of the North, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of men and women working to increase female participation in aviation and aerospace. Info: https://starsofthenorth.org/girls-in-aviation-day.

 

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