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Aviation Events in/around South Dakota

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Aviation Events

10/1/2017 to 10/31/2017
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/
10/5/2017 to 10/26/2017
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

10/6/2017 to 10/27/2017
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.

10/12/2017
Safety seminar
 
Location: 
Minnesota State University, 517 Malin Street, Wiecking Center Auditorium, Mankato, MN
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Park in lot 17 west of building. Dr. Nihad E. Daidzic will give a presentation on Expanding Aeronautical Experience: Obtaining additional Aircraft categories, classes, and type certificates and ratings.

10/14/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Sidney (SNY), NE
 
Time: 
7:00am-noon
 
Details: 

Hosted by Western Nebraska Community College's Voc-Air Flying Club at NE's only Airframe and Powerplant School. Free to PIC. Adults $8; children under 12 $4.00 Open house, Young Eagle flights for kids 8-17 years old. Contact 308-254-7448.

10/14/2017
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: 

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

    http://www.cafjoefoss.com/CAF-JoeFoss_Splash.html
10/15/2017
Monthly meeting of the Iowa 99s
 
Location: 
Fort Dodge (FOD), IA
 
Time: 
11:00am – 3:00pm
 
Details: 

Contact Jenny Myren at 563-650-0342. http://iowa.ncs99s.org

    http://iowa.ncs99s.org
10/15/2017
YRAA potluck meeting
 
Location: 
terminal at Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Bring a dish or two and hangar stories to share. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk@iw.net

10/21/2017
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. Always the 3rd Saturday.

    http://eaa569.org
10/21/2017
Chili Fly-in / Drive-in
 
Location: 
Mandan (Y19), ND
 
Time: 
4:00–8:00pm
10/21/2017
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. Always the THIRD Saturday of the month.

    http://www.289.eaachapter.org
10/24/2017 to 10/25/2017
2017 Fall Airports Seminar
 
Location: 
Baymont Inn, Mandan, ND
 
Details: 

TO REGISTER, please visit the Registration website at http://bit.ly/AAND2017 This year’s seminar will start at 8:30 AM on Tuesday October 24, with registration beginning at 7:30 AM and ending at 5:00 PM and from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25. This year’s seminar will focus on new or changed procedures or processes in the Federal Aviation Administration, including presentations and discussions.

10/25/2017
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: “Fly by Night.” ASI’s new seminar looks at night flying from a risk management perspective. Using decades of accident data, we identify common problems and recommend the best ways to avoid them.

10/25/2017
Great Planes Air Expo
 
Location: 
Trego-Dugan Aviation, Grand Island (GRI), NE
 
Time: 
1:30-4:30pm
 
Details: 

Visit with numerous factory and dealer representatives at a location near you. A wide selection of aircraft will be on static display and aviation experts will be available to assist you with your aircraft evaluation process. Contact: Carrie at 913.324.1250.

10/26/2017
FAASTeam Spring Safety Seminar
 
Location: 
ioux Falls (FSD), SD at 7:00pm in the main terminal conference room
 
Time: 
7:00pm
 
Details: 

“General Aviation Survival / ATC Runway Condition Codes" presented by Air Traffic Controllers and Steven Hoogerhyde.

10/26/2017
Great Planes Air Expo
 
Location: 
Oracle Aviation/ Millard Airport (MLE), Omaha, NE
 
Time: 
10:00am-3:00pm
 
Details: 

Visit with numerous factory and dealer representatives at a location near you. A wide selection of aircraft will be on static display and aviation experts will be available to assist you with your aircraft evaluation process. Contact: Carrie at 913.324.1250.

11/1/2017 to 11/30/2017
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/
11/2/2017 to 11/30/2017
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

11/3/2017 to 11/24/2017
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.

11/4/2017
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

11/11/2017
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
11/11/2017
SDPA meeting
 
Location: 
Westhills Village (255 Texas Street), Rapid City, SD
 
Time: 
11:00am
 
Details: 

11:00am: Steve Rathbun will talk about his record-breaking glider flight on July 9, 2016, from Cedar Valley Airport (30 miles south of Salt Lake City) to Hot Springs Airport, SD. Noon: pizza & pop ($5.00). 1:00pm: SDPA meeting (cookies). NOTE: Westhills Village has limited parking. If the front parking lot it full, try the east parking lot, or consider carpooling from the Walmart parking located at end of 5th Street, a mile south of Westhills Village. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk@iw.net

11/18/2017
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
11/18/2017
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
11/19/2017
Monthly YRAA Potluck Meeting
 
Location: 
terminal at Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
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. Yankton Regional Aviation Association.

12/2/2017
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

4/16/2018
Wilbur Wright’s birthday
 
Location: 
every where
 
Details: 

Happy Birthday Wilbur!! (born April 16, 1867, died May 30, 1912, at age 45 years old). Go out and commit “aviation.”

7/23/2018 to 7/29/2018
EAA AirVenture
 
Location: 
Wittman Field (OSH), Oshkosh, WI
 
Details: 

    http://airventure.org/

 

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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