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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

11/30/2016
FAASteam Safety Seminar
 
Location: 
Bismarck (BIS), ND in the irport Terminal Bldg. 2nd Floor Conference Room (2301 University Drive)
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

Jay Flowers will talk about Decision Making and Risk Mitigation for Pilots and CFIs. Contact Jay M Flowers at (701) 492-5809 or email jay.m.flowers@faa.gov

12/1/2016
FAASTeam Safety Seminar
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD, in the airport terminal
 
Time: 
7:00pm – 9:00pm
 
Details: 

Seminar in the terminal. The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) reviews information relating to general aviation accidents. This information is then used as a "Topic of the Month" for presentations each month by the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam).

We will review pilot liabilities and assets associated with the use of checklists. Winter aircraft operations involved risk based decisions associated with icing conditions. Often times the likelihood of an aircraft accident can be reduced by using a self-evaluating checklist. Personal minimums are set by the pilot-in-command and varies based on self-evaluation.
This safety seminar will provide opportunity to share experiences and learn from our mistakes. Contact Steven R. Hoogerhyde at 605-737-3024 or Steven.Hoogerhyde@faa.gov

12/1/2016 to 12/29/2016
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

12/1/2016 to 12/31/2016
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/
12/2/2016 to 12/30/2016
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.

12/3/2016
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

12/3/2016
"Practical ADS-B Features Benefits and Options"
 
Location: 
Hebron Municipal Airport (KHJH), Hebron, NE
 
Time: 
9:00am
 
Details: 

We will get into practical details of ADS-B: System features, safety benefits to you, and equipment options for your situation. This is not a webinar – but is a highly interactive, face-to-face seminar focusing on improving aviation safety through the equipage and use of ADS-B in your airplane.

12/3/2016
Fly-in Soup Feed
 
Location: 
Holdrege (HDE), NE
 
Time: 
10:30am-2:00pm
 
Details: 

Chili or chicken noodle -- sponsored by Holdrege Aviation. Free to fly-ins. Discount fuel. Drawing for prizes. Helicopter rides.

12/10/2016
Monthly Meeting of the Joe Foss Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force
 
Location: 
Maverick Air Center (4201 Maverick Place), Sioux Falls, SD
 
Time: 
10:00am
 
Details: 

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

    http://www.cafjoefoss.com/CAF-JoeFoss_Splash.html
12/10/2016
Black Hills Veterans Writer’s Group meeting
 
Location: 
SD Air & Space Museum, Box Elder, SD (always the second Saturday)
 
Time: 
0900 social followed at 0930 to 1130 by meeting
 
Details: 

Mel W. Gunderson of Black Hawk will talk about his combat in the Ia Drang Valley, early in the Vietnam War, as part of the US Army 1st Cavalry Division, 1965-1966. He was with Joe Galloway who co-authored We Were Soldiers Once...and Young about the experience of surviving near annihilation as their unit landed in the middle of a vastly outnumbered enemy. http://battlestory.org/

    http://battlestory.org/
12/13/2016
Monthly Meeting of Black Hills EAA Chapter 39
 
Location: 
EAA Chpater 39 Club House on Rapid City Regional Airprot, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm Hangar Talk, 7:00pm meeting
 
Details: 

Monthly meeting of Black Hills EAA Chapter 39 on the Rapid City (RAP), SD. 6:30pm Hangar Talk and 7:00pm meeting.
To get to the EAA Chapter 39 Club House, take Highway 44 east to RC Regional Airport. Then follow Airport Road to Hangar Road. A gate card is required to get in. If you don’t have a gate card, contact an officer ahead of time to arrange entry. President John Glasford: 605-718-7352 or 605-858-5850 or or president@eaa39.org
Program: Jerry Densmore “Winter Flying Safety and Aircraft Preparation”

12/14/2016
FAASTeatm Safety Seminar and Master Pilot Award
 
Location: 
Valley City Country Club 500 12th Ave NE, Valley City, ND
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

Jay Flowers will talk about stabilizing the approach and knowing when to go around. This event will include honoring Robert Hanson as a Master Pilot. Come join us this meeting as we honor Robert.

12/17/2016
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
12/17/2016
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
12/18/2016
YRAA Holiday party
 
Location: 
JoDean's Restaruant, Yankton, SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Yankton Regional Aviation Association.

1/1/2017 to 1/31/2017
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/
1/5/2017 to 1/26/2017
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

1/6/2017 to 1/27/2017
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.

1/7/2017
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

1/14/2017
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
1/15/2017
Monthly YRAA Potluck Meeting
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD, in the terminal
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Theme: "Men Cooking." 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.

1/21/2017
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
1/21/2017
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. Great Plains Streetrodders wil be on display. Young Eagle rides. Discovery flights by Legacy Aviation. Multiple hangars open for tours. Always the THIRD Saturday of the month

    http://www.289.eaachapter.org
3/5/2017 to 3/7/2017
Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium
 
Location: 
Minot, ND, at the Holiday Inn
 
Details: 

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

6/18/2017 to 6/21/2017
Minnkota Convention for the Flying Farmers and Ranchers
 
Location: 
Thunderstik Lodge, Chamberlain, SD. (http://www.thunderstik.com)
 
Details: 

Contact Marilyn Arneson (newsletter editor) at arnesonfarms@invisimax.com

7/9/2017
Airport Breakfast
 
Location: 
Flandreau (4P3), SD
 
Time: 
8:00am to noon
 
Details: 

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Sioux Falls / Tea EAA Chapter 289.

7/9/2017
Airport Breakfast
 
Location: 
Flandreau (4P3), SD
 
Time: 
8:00am to noon
 
Details: 

Young Eagles Rally hosted by Sioux Falls / Tea EAA Chapter 289.

7/9/2017 to 7/12/2017
South Dakota ACE Camp
 
Location: 
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
 
Details: 

Typically $350 / student. Tours include Sioux Falls FAA Control Tower and Radar Approach Control Facility, Sioux Falls Air National Guard, Sioux Falls Air Show, Brookings Municipal Airport, model rocket building & launching, star gazing, demonstrations of aircraft, glider, helicopter & R/C models, and more. Contact Cody Christensen at SDSU 605-688-6291 or cody.christensen@sdstate.edu.

 

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: open 4:00-10:00pm daily. (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, 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/)
  • Ortonville (VVV), MN, Matado Supper Club located across from turf strip runway (open Sunday evenings).

Nebraska

  • Closed 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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