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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.


Be sure to get a Flight Briefing from 800-WX-BRIEF (800-992-7433) before every flight and check your destination airport status, NOTAMS, and TFRs.

Aviation Events

9/4/2014 to 9/25/2014
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
9/5/2014 to 9/26/2014
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.

 
9/17/2014
Monthly Potluck Cookout
 
Location: 
Vermillion (VMR), SD, (Denny Martens hangar)
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Storytelling and world problem solving. Bring some food to share.

 
9/20/2014
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
 
9/20/2014
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. Bring a friend and join the breakfast guests for a good time. Contact Gary Pelach at 605-310-9984.

 
9/20/2014
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Beulah (95D), ND
 
Time: 
8:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

Free breakfast. Contact Kevin Lee at 701-870-2311.

 
9/21/2014
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Enderlin (5N4), ND
 
Time: 
8:00am-noon
 
Details: 

In conjunction with Enderlin's Sun-Fest Days. Contact Bobby Geske at701-799-6082.

 
9/21/2014
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Algona (AXA), IA
 
Time: 
7:00am 12:30pm
 
Details: 

PIC free. Contact Greg Mullins at 515-320-5501.

 
9/21/2014
Fly-in, Drive-in, Walk-in, Dragged-in airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Yankton (YKN: Chan Gurney Airport), SD
 
Time: 
8:00am-1:00pm
 
Details: 

PIC FREE, adults $5.00; kids 5-10 $2.00; under 5 free. Sponsored by Yankton Regional Aviation Association, Crop Dusters LLC, and HyVee. For more information call Steve at 605-665-8448 or email skyhawk@iw.net.

 
9/22/2014 to 9/23/2014
2014 AAND/SDAMA Fall Airports Seminar
 
Location: 
Bismarck, ND
 
Details: 

Location: Radisson Hotel. Registration will take place at a later date via this link:
http://www.faa.gov/airports/great_lakes/about_airports/bis_ado/bis_ado_web/
Contact: Tim Thorsen at 701-355-1808.

    http://www.faa.gov/airports/great_lakes/about_airports/bis_ado/bis_ado_web/
 
9/26/2014 to 9/28/2014
Annual fly-out to Valley Airpark (61AR), Cotter, AR
 
Location: 
Valley Airpark (61AR), Cotter, AR
 
Details: 

Annual fly-out to visit Ed Ludtke & Nettie Myers (3528 Denton Ferry Road, Cotter, Arkansas). Accommodations will be arranged for as many as possible and will have some motel rooms blocked. A Cookout Friday evening is planned and another cookout Saturday evening. Some hangar space will be available at the Valley Airpark. If you do not want to land at the Valley Airpark (2800 foot asphalt runway), you may land at Flippin (FLP) about 3 miles west. Standard pattern is midfield crosswind from the north then right downwind for RWY 10; left downwind for RWY 28. Please RSVP Ed Ludtke at 605-940-9420.

 
9/27/2014
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Canton (7G9), SD
 
Time: 
7:00am-noon
 
Details: 

FREE to PIC, adults $5.00; kids 5-10 years old $3.00. Pancakes served by the boy Scouts. CTAF 123.0 Sponsored by Sunset Aviation and Canton Airport Board. Contact Bill Nelson at 605-940-2241 or thepilot2000@yahoo.com

 
9/27/2014
Fly-in lunch
 
Location: 
Mobridge (MBG), SD
 
Time: 
11:00am –1:00pm
 
Details: 

Celebrate of completion of new 80’x100’ hangar. Free will donation for lunch. Static displays being invited included P-51, AT-6, Civil Air Patrol plane, military helicopter of Bismarck, Sanford medivac, and more.

 
10/2/2014 to 10/30/2014
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
10/3/2014 to 10/31/2014
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.

 
10/4/2014
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. email Rod Matlock at redoakrod@stewireless.com

 
10/8/2014
Air Safety Institute Seminar
 
Location: 
Bellevue West High School (1501 Thurston Avenue, Main Cafeteria, Bellevue, NE)
 
Time: 
7:00-9:00pm
 
Details: 

FREE to all pilots. No registration. Topic: “Real World Weather.” Contact: 800-638-3101.

 
10/18/2014
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
EAA Chapter 289 Building at Lincoln County (Y14), Tea, SD
 
Time: 
8:00-10:30am
 
Details: 

All you can eat pancakes plus a serving of eggs, sausage, with juice, coffee, or milk for a suggested donation of $5.00. Bring a friend and join the breakfast guests for a good time. Contact Gary Pelach at 605-310-9984.

 
10/18/2014
VOCAIR Flying Club Breakfast
 
Location: 
Sidney (SNY), NE
 
Time: 
7:00-11:30am
 
Details: 

PIC free. Contact 308-254-7443.

 
10/18/2014
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. http://eaa569.org Always the 3rd Saturday.

    http://eaa569.org
 
10/18/2014 to 10/19/2014
FAA Approved Flight Instructor Refresher Course
 
Location: 
Fort Pierre, SD, at the Holiday Inn Express - Ft Pierre (110 E Stanley Road)
 
Time: 
8:00am to 6:00pm each day
 
Details: 

This course has a cost. Renew your flight instructor certificate quickly and easily, earn a CFI certificate renewal in only two days (8:00am to 6:00pm each day). Course taught by Allan Jerome Skramstad (Phone: (701) 238-6304 or email: askramstad@ideaone.net

 
10/19/2014
Monthly YRAA potluck meeting
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

In the terminal at 6:00pm. Bring a dish or two to share, plus a side dish of hangar stories. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448.

 
11/1/2014
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. email Rod Matlock at redoakrod@stewireless.com

 
11/6/2014 to 11/20/2014
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
11/7/2014 to 11/28/2014
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.

 
11/15/2014
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. http://eaa569.org Always the 3rd Saturday.

    http://eaa569.org
 
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.

 

 

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

  • Cherokee (CKP), IA, Danny’s Sport Spot located about 1-2 blocks from airport (easy walk).
  • Mason City (MCW), IA, The Lighthouse, located on the field. 5:00am-11:00pm (515-421-9553).

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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