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By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

Minnnesota Flyer Community Annoucements - Events & Fly-Ins


Tim Hennagir

A 1955 Cessna 170B registered to Nathan Backstrom of Hampton, Minnesota, prepares to takeoff May 7 at Flying Cloud Airport (KCFM) in Eden Prairie. The airport was busy during the Wings of the North's Pancake Breakfast, the organization's first fly-in breakfast event in almost six years.

Please check with contacts in this column to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send information to editor@mnflyer.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: Caledonia, MN: Houston County Airport Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast (CHU), 7 a.m. to noon. Contact:Brian McCarty, (507) 429-6948 or brianm@acegroup.cc.

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.

Aug. 28: Grygla, MN: Lions Fly-In Breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon. Grygla Municipal Airport- Mel Wilkens Field (3G2). PICs eat free. Fall festival activities. Contact: Brent Klamar (218) 689-4364.

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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