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Aviation Events in/around South Dakota

Know of an aviation event you want listed, or a restaurant on or near an airport, then email it to skyhawk@iw.net and we will add it to the newsletter and web site.


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Aviation Events

12/4/2014 to 12/18/2014
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
12/5/2014 to 12/26/2014
Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks
 
Location: 
Hot Springs (HSR), SD
 
Time: 
9:30am to 11:30am
 
Details: 

Coffee, treats & conversation. Come join us for some hangar flying. Ed Jensen at 605-745-3555.

 
12/6/2014
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
York (JYR), NE
 
Time: 
8:00-10:00am
 
Details: 

Featuring custom-made omelets, burritos, eggs, sausage, and of course, airplane shaped pancakes if so desired. Free-will donation. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 1055. Always the first Saturday of the month. email Rod Matlock at redoakrod@stewireless.com

 
12/8/2014
Sioux Falls Ballooning Club meeting
 
Location: 
Oak View Branch Library (3700 E. 3rd Street) Sioux Falls, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
    http://www.sfballooning.org
 
12/9/2014
Black Hills EAA Chapter 39 meeting
 
Location: 
Chapter 39 Clubhouse on the Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

6:30pm Hangar talk: Treats provided by Gary S. & Molly;
7:00pm Meeting. Program: Jason Eatherton will show Aspen's video about her experiences at the EAA Air Academy.

 
12/13/2014
Monthly meeting of the Joe Foss Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force
 
Location: 
Maverick Air Center on Joe Foss Field – Sioux Falls Airport (FSD), SD
 
Time: 
10:00am
 
Details: 

Contact Rick Tupper at rick@cafjoefoss.com or rick.tupper@augie.edu

 
12/20/2014
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
EAA Chapter 289 Building at Lincoln County (Y14), Tea, SD
 
Time: 
8:00-10:30am
 
Details: 

Featuring pancakes, eggs, sausage, with juice, coffee, or milk for a suggested donation of $6.00; fly-in PIC free. Bring a friend and join the breakfast guests for a good time. Contact Gary Pelach at 605-310-9984.

 
12/20/2014
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
Crete (CEK), NE
 
Time: 
8:00-10:00am
 
Details: 

Plane talk & great food. All you can eat for suggested donation of $4.00. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 569. Always the 3rd Saturday.

    http://eaa569.org
 
1/2/2015
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
York (JYR), NE
 
Time: 
8:00-10:00am
 
Details: 

Featuring custom-made omelets, burritos, eggs, sausage, and of course, airplane shaped pancakes if so desired. Free-will donation. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 1055. email Rod Matlock at redoakrod@stewireless.com

 
1/2/2015 to 1/30/2015
Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks
 
Location: 
Hot Springs (HSR), SD
 
Time: 
9:30-11:30am
 
Details: 

Coffee, treats & conversation. Come join us for some hangar flying. Ed Jensen at 605-745-3555.

 
1/8/2015 to 11/29/2015
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
1/10/2015
Monthly meeting of the Joe Foss Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force
 
Location: 
Maverick Air Center on Joe Foss Field – Sioux Falls Airport (FSD), SD
 
Time: 
10:00am
 
Details: 

Contact Rick Tupper at rick@cafjoefoss.com or rick.tupper@augie.edu

 
1/17/2015
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
Crete (CEK), NE
 
Time: 
8:00-10:00am
 
Details: 

Plane talk & great food. All you can eat for suggested donation of $4.00. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 569. http://eaa569.org Always the 3rd Saturday.

    http://eaa569.org
 
1/17/2015
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
EAA Chapter 289 Building at Lincoln County (Y14), Tea, SD
 
Time: 
8:00-10:30am
 
Details: 

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, with juice, coffee, or milk for a suggested donation of $6.00; fly-in PIC free. Bring a friend and join the breakfast guests for a good time. Contact Gary Pelach at 605-310-9984.

 
1/18/2015
Monthly YRAA potluck meeting
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD, in the terminal
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Bring a dish or two to share, plus a side dish of hangar stories. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448.

 
2/6/2015 to 2/7/2015
Midwest Aircraft Maintenance Symposium and Trade Show
 
Location: 
Des Moines, IA, at the Airport Holiday Inn
 
Details: 

Contact Phil Conn at 319-389-3943 or email: philip.conn@rockwellcollins.com Website:

    http://www.iaaviation.com
 
2/6/2015 to 2/27/2015
Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks
 
Location: 
Hot Springs (HSR), SD
 
Time: 
9:30-11:30am
 
Details: 

Coffee, treats & conversation. Come join us for some hangar flying. Ed Jensen at 605-745-3555.

 
3/1/2015 to 3/3/2015
Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium
 
Location: 
Fargo, ND, at the Holiday Inn
 
Details: 

Three days of speakers and sessions coverings current aviation topics for mechanics, pilots, and airport managers. March 3: Awards and ND Aviation Hall of Fame banquet. For more information please contact North Dakota Aeronautics Commission at 701-328-9650

 
5/16/2015
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Orange City (ORC), IA
 
Details: 

Shuttle rides to downtown for Tulip Festival.

 
6/7/2015
“Planes & Pancakes” Airport Breakfast
 
Location: 
Mandan (Y19), ND
 
Time: 
8:00-11:30am
 
Details: 

Open House. Free transportation to downtown Mandan's annual Buggies-n-Blues festival. Enjoy 500 classic cars, live music and great food! Contact Jim Lawler at 701-391-1394.

 
8/14/2015 to 8/16/2015
Annual Great Plains Balloon Race
 
Location: 
Kenny Anderson Park, Sioux Falls, SD
 
Details: 

Launches at Aug 14 at 7:00pm; Aug 15 at 6:30am & 7:00pm, also Balloon Glow at 8:30pm; Aug 16 at 6:30am – all depending on weather. http://www.sfballooning.org

    http://www.sfballooning.org
 
9/20/2015
Camp of the Cross Ministries breakfast
 
Location: 
Garrison (D05), ND
 
Details: 

Contact Janis Sloka at 701-337-2246.

 

 

Web sites to check for events

Restaurants on or next to airports

South Dakota

  • Huron (HON), SD, Ryan’s Hangar Restaurant located in terminal building: breakfast, lunch, dinner, everyday except opens at 4:00pm on Saturdays. (605-352-1639)
  • Parkston (8V3), SD, Boom’s located across highway (1 block) from Cliff Adkins place (use the gravel taxiway off the end of runway 15 and park next to Cliff’s hangars). (Sat. 8:00am-8:30pm; Sun. 8:00am-8:30pm) (605-928-3525)
  • Tea (Y14), SD, Tea Steak House, call for reservations & ride from Tea Airport (605-368-9667) 605-368-9077
  • Wall (6V4), SD, Wall Drug Store or Cactus Café located about 5 blocks from airport, 6:30am-8:00pm daily except certain holidays, 605-279-2175

Iowa

Minnesota

  • Litchfield (LJF), MN: Peter's on Lake Ripley – use courtesy car at the airport for the short (about 1.5 miles) drive to Peter’s on Lake Ripley  (http://www.petersribs.com/)
  • Ortonville (VVV), MN, Matado Supper Club located across from turf strip runway (open Sunday evenings).

Nebraska

  • Norfolk (OFK), NE:  Barnstormers Restaurant (402-371-8050) located in old airport terminal.  Park on ramp in front of restaurant.  (4100 South 13th Street, Norfolk, NE 68701)
  • York (JYR), NE, Chances “R” Restaurant (402-362-7755); use city’s courtesy car at airport – easy to find restaurant (2.5 miles).

 


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