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Aviation Events in/around South Dakota

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Aviation Events

11/1/2018 to 11/29/2018
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying. Contact Morris Riggin at 605-256-9774 or Charlie Keppen at 605-480-1312.

11/1/2018 to 11/30/2018
SD Civil Air Patrol Meetings
 
Location: 
Various airports
 
Time: 
Various days & times
 
Details: 

Seniors and cadets meet monthly at Brookings Airport, Custer County Airport, Ellsworth AFB, Pierre Airport, Sioux Falls Airport, and Spearfish Airport. For meeting times, specific locations, and contact information, go to http://sdcap.us/squadron-locations/

    http://sdcap.us/squadron-locations/
11/2/2018 to 11/30/2018
Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks
 
Location: 
Hot Springs (HSR), SD
 
Time: 
9:30-11:30am
 
Details: 

Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks for coffee, treats & conversation. Come join us for some hangar flying. Ed Jensen at 605-745-3555.

11/6/2018
FAASTeam Safety Seminiar
 
Location: 
confernece room in Rapid City Regional Airport Fire Station #8 (4440 Kitty Hawk Road)
 
Time: 
7:00pm
 
Details: 

This evening safety seminar will take place at the Rapid City Regional Airport Fire Station #8 Conference Room. Once you turn off Highway 44 toward the airport, keep driving straight ahead and continue past the traffic light up the hill toward the general aviation hangars. The Fire Station #8 will be to your right and parking is available in front of that building at no expense. If Flying into the airport, aircraft tie-downs and fuel services are available.

11/7/2018
"First Wednesday Gathering"
 
Location: 
Brookings (BKX), SD, in Brian VanLiere’s hangar
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Potluck supper at 6:00pm (those that fly-in aren’t required to bring anything). **7:00pm: Wayne Kelm has agreed to share some of his experiences as an Air Force pilot and talk a bit about military training practices.

Hanger #207, brown hanger that is right behind the big blue one located at the east end of the ramp.

11/10/2018
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: 

2nd Saturday. Contact Rick Tupper at rick@cafjoefoss.com or rick.tupper@augie.edu

    http://www.cafjoefoss.com/CAF-JoeFoss_Splash.html
11/10/2018
Presentaion and SDPA meeting
 
Location: 
Mitchell Airport (MHE), SD, at Dakota Flight Center
 
Time: 
11:00am
 
Details: 

11:00am: Scott Dorwart will talk about the Dakota Flight Center. Noon: lunch with pizza & pop: $5.00 per person. 1:00pm SDPA meeting with cookies. Contact Steve Hamilton for more information at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk@iw.net.

11/10/2018
Meeting to discuss forming a Flying Club at Lincoln County Airport
 
Location: 
Canton Airport
 
Time: 
10:30 am
 
Details: 

There will be a member of the Canton Flying Club on hand to answer questions and share information about their club. All 289 members are invited to attend and please spread the word to any others you think might be interested. Call Mark Klompien 712-463-2579 For further information.

11/12/2018
Meeting of the Sioux Falls Ballooning Club
 
Location: 
Oak View Branch Library (3700 E. 3rd Street) Sioux Falls, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

We invite you to browse our many pages of information and pictures. Have a question? Want to join our group? Contact us at info@sfballooning.org.

    http://www.sfballooning.org
11/13/2018
Monthly meeting of Black Hills EAA Chapter 39
 
Location: 
WREA (West River Electric Assoication) in Rapid City, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm hangar talk and 7:00pm meeting
 
Details: 

Dale Freeman will present USAF Experimental Projects and Roswell. President John Glasford: 605-718-7352 or president@eaa39.org

11/15/2018
FAASTeam Safety Seminar
 
Location: 
Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center (1400 8th Avenue) Aberdeen,SD
 
Time: 
7:00pm
 
Details: 

Steven R. Hoogerhyde, Operations FPM & Jeffry R. Boe, Airworthiness FPM, will talked about Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) & What To Expect from your Mechanic.

11/17/2018
Monthly Airport 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. Always the THIRD Saturday of the month

    http://www.289.eaachapter.org
11/17/2018
Monthly Airport 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
11/18/2018
Monthly YRAA Potluck Meeting
 
Location: 
terminal at Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Meeting theme: "Thanksgiving" Bring a dish or two to share, plus a side dish of hangar stories. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448. Yankton Regional Aviation Association.

11/25/2018
Fly-in Breakfast Special
 
Location: 
Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill in the old airport terminal, Norfolk (OFK), NE
 
Time: 
4th Sunday of the month, 10:00am – 3:00pm
 
Details: 

PICs at the controls get 50% off meal price. Barnstormers at 402-316-4099 (from Nebraska PIREPS newsletter Aug-Sep 2018).

    https://www.barnstormersfamilybargrill.com/
12/1/2018
Monthly Airport 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

12/1/2018 to 12/31/2018
SD Civil Air Patrol Meetings
 
Location: 
Various airports
 
Time: 
Various days & times
 
Details: 

Seniors and cadets meet monthly at various airports including Brookings Airport, Custer County Airport, Ellsworth AFB, Pierre Airport, Sioux Falls Airport, and Spearfish Airport. For meeting times, specific locations, and contact information, go to http://sdcap.us/squadron-locations/

    http://sdcap.us/squadron-locations/
12/6/2018 to 12/27/2018
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts for food, fun, and flying. Contact Morris Riggin at 605-256-9774 or Charlie Keppen at 605-480-1312.

12/7/2018 to 12/28/2018
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.

12/8/2018
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 [2nd Saturday]

    http://www.cafjoefoss.com/CAF-JoeFoss_Splash.html
12/15/2018
Monthly Airport 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. Always the THIRD Saturday of the month.

    http://www.289.eaachapter.org
12/15/2018
Monthly Airport 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
12/23/2018
Fly-in Breakfast Special
 
Location: 
Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill in the old airport terminal, Norfolk (OFK), NE
 
Time: 
4th Sunday of the month, 10:00am – 1:30pm
 
Details: 

PICs at the control's get 50% off the meal price. Barnstormers at 402-316-4099 (from Nebraska PIREPS newsletter August-September 2018).

    https://www.barnstormersfamilybargrill.com/
1/1/2019 to 1/31/2019
SD Civil Air Patrol Meetings
 
Location: 
Vaious Airports
 
Time: 
Various dates & times
 
Details: 

Seniors and cadets meet monthly at Brookings Airport, Custer County Airport, Ellsworth AFB, Pierre Airport, Sioux Falls Airport, and Spearfish Airport. For meetings times, specific locations, and contact information, go to http://sdcap.us/squadron-locations/

    http://sdcap.us/squadron-locations/
1/3/2019 to 1/31/2019
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts for food, fun, and flying. Contact Morris Riggin at 605-256-9774 or Charlie Keppen at 605-480-1312.

1/4/2019 to 1/25/2019
Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks
 
Location: 
Hot Springs (HSR), SD
 
Time: 
9:30-11:30am
 
Details: 

Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks for coffee, treats & conversation. Come join us for some hangar flying. Ed Jensen at 605-745-3555.

1/5/2019
Monthly Airport 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

3/3/2019 to 3/5/2019
Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium
 
Location: 
Ramkota Inn, Bismarck, ND
 
Details: 

Three days of speakers and sessions coverings current aviation topics for mechanics, pilots, and airport managers. For more information please contact North Dakota Aeronautics Commission at 701-328-9650 or http://www.ndac.aero/umas.htm
Ramkota Hotel, 800 S. 3rd St., Bismarck, ND 58504
701-258-7700; Room Block Under: UMAS

    http://www.ndac.aero/umas.htm
3/26/2019 to 3/28/2019
SD Airports Conference
 
Location: 
Watertown Convention Center, Watertown, SD
 
Details: 

March 26: Sponsor meetings between FAA, SD DOT, and airport sponsors. March 27: 10am conference starts. March 28: conference ends at noon. More details later.

4/13/2019
Annual SDSU Flying Jacks airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Brookings (BKX), SD
 
Time: 
8:00am until noon
 
Details: 

Free-will donation (pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee, water). Contact: flyingjacks.sdsu@gmail.com [2018-2019 Flying Jacks President Jacob Fouberg]

6/1/2019 to 6/2/2019
“Defenders of Freedom” Air show
 
Location: 
Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, NE
 
Details: 

Featuring U.S. Thunderbirds. More information in the far, far, future at http://www.offuttairshow.com.

    http://www.offuttairshow.com

 

Web sites to check for events

Restaurants on or next to airports

South Dakota

  • Huron (HON), SD, Ryan's Hangar Restaurant & Ace Lounge has moved off the Huron Airport and is located at the Crossroads Hotel and Convention Center, 100 4th St SW, Huron. Their web site reports, Ryan provides FREE limousine rides to and from the restaurant. The limousine can comfortably hold ten adults, so bring some friends and family! We’ll pick you up, and take you home after your meal. Call us to book the limousine for your next visit to Ryan’s Hangar Restaurant & Ace Lounge! (605) 352-1639. Hours are 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
  • 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, Them People at the Airport Café.
  • Paulina (1Y9), IA:  Mill Creek Concession located at Mill Creek Park adjacent to airport.  Open Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend. 

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/)
  • Closed Ortonville (VVV), MN, Matado Supper Club located across from turf strip runway (open Sunday evenings).

Nebraska

  • Norfolk (OFK), NE: Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill (402-316-4099) located in old airport terminal. Park on ramp in front of restaurant. (4100 South 13th Street, Norfolk, NE 68701) REOPENED ON APRIL 15, 2017 (check them out on Facebook)
  • 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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