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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

4/1/2017 to 4/30/2017
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/
4/6/2017 to 4/27/2017
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

4/7/2017 to 4/28/2017
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.

4/29/2017 to 4/30/2017
Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering
 
Location: 
Golden Wings Air Museum (8797 Airport Road), Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE), MN (about 10 miles north of Minneapolis)
 
Details: 

April 29: 9:00am-9:00pm; April 30: 1:51pm-2:51pm. Email info@mnpilots.org; 763-494-7744; www.facebook.com/mnpilots;

    http://www.mnpilots.org
5/1/2017 to 5/31/2017
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/
5/2/2017
Safety Seminar: Hangar Talk! CFI and DPE Workshop
 
Location: 
Vic's Aircraft Sales, 1631 19th Ave. N., Fargo, ND
 
Details: 

Open to all. Ryan Anderson, Mike Paulson, and Jay M Flowers will talk about training issues found by CFIs in the area and what we can do to improve safety and pilots we are training. Burgers and Brats will be served at 5:30pm followed by the Safety Meeting at 6:30pm.

5/3/2017
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

5/4/2017 to 5/25/2017
Weekly Thursday Meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

5/5/2017 to 5/26/2017
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.

5/6/2017
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

5/6/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Pella (PEA), IA
 
Time: 
7:00-10:00am
 
Details: 

Pella Tulip Festival. PIC FREE. Also free shuttle to town on May 4, 5, 6.

    http://www.pellatuliptime.com
5/6/2017
Fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
Boone Airport (BNW), IA
 
Time: 
7:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

Pilot in command eats free. Contact 515-432-1018 or email: defarnham@msn.com

5/7/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Grafton (GAF), ND
 
Time: 
8:00am-1:00pm
 
Details: 

Sponsored by EAA Chapter 380. Free will donation. Contact Andy Tibert at 701-520-9174.

5/8/2017
Meeting of the Sioux Falls Ballooning Club
 
Location: 
Oak View Branch Library (3700 E. 3rd Street) Sioux Falls, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

Sioux Falls Ballooning Club (typically 2nd Monday)

    http://www.sfballooning.org
5/9/2017
Safety Seminar: Basic Med - Startle Response - What just happened what do I do next
 
Location: 
Bismarck Aero Center, just West of the terminal building, 2301 University Drive, Bismarck, ND
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

Jay M. Flowers will talk about the New Basic Med Process & planning for emergencies is as important as staying current in your aircraft.

5/13/2017
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
5/13/2017
Aviation Day
 
Location: 
Pierre Airport (PIR), SD
 
Time: 
9:00am to noon
 
Details: 

Static display near Mustang Aviation’s ramp will include a fixed wing air ambulance from Avera and Sanford, one or two SD Civil Air Patrol aircraft, and possibly an army helicopter, motor glider from Lake Area Tech Institute, and others. Free Young Eagles rides provided by Sioux Falls EAA Chapter 289 for kids aged 8 to 17 years old – a registration forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Event sponsored by SD CAP and Sioux Falls EAA Chapter 289.

5/13/2017
Litter Clean-Up Day
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
Time: 
1:30pm
 
Details: 

Meet at parking lot next to the terminal. The YRAA will supply litter pickup devices, safety vests, and trash bags. “Ice cream bar” social afterward at 3:30pm. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk@iw.net

5/17/2017
Third Wednesday Potluck Cookout
 
Location: 
Vermillion (VMR), SD (Denny Martens hangar)
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

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

5/17/2017
FAASTeam Safety Seminar & Aberdeen Airport User Meeting
 
Location: 
Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center, 1400 8th Avenue, Aberdeen, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

Now’s the time to voice your concerns regarding operational issues at the Aberdeen Regional Airport. This FAASTeam Safety Seminar & Aberdeen Airport User Meeting is “coordinated” by the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) to discuss safety related issues. Representatives and officials from the FAA Great Lakes Airport’s Division, FAA Airport’s District Office, City of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Airport Managers and Airport Board Members will be available to address questions relating airport operations. Topics of presentation will be the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM), Prior Permission Required (PPR) Notices, Part 139 Requirements, and Winter Operations. This FAASTeam Safety Seminar & Aberdeen Airport User Meeting is in response to feedback from pilots and airport users during the FAASTeam Safety Seminar which took place on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Registration to attend this event can be made online by visiting www.FAASafety.gov.

5/20/2017
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
5/20/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Orange City (ORC), IA
 
Time: 
7:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

Fundraiser for RISE Ministries. Free-will donation. Shuttle rides to downtown for Tulip Festival. Call or 712-737-4215 or cell 712-395-1633.

5/20/2017
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
5/21/2017
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. Yankton Regional Aviation Association.

5/21/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Cherokee (CKP), IA
 
Time: 
7:00am-noon
 
Details: 

PIC free. Sponsored by the Cherokee Flying Club. Contact Brian Lauck at 712-225-2810.

5/27/2017
“Aviation Appreciation” Lunch
 
Location: 
Spencer (SPW), IA
 
Time: 
10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Details: 

Promoting the Spirit of Aviation. Burgers, cold salads, and drinks. Free-will donation accepted. Held in the hangars northwest of the fuel pumps. Lunch served 10:00am to 1:00pm. Static displays. Leading Edge Aviation giving 10-cent discount on avgas during the event. Contact Layton Vick at 712-320-5282 or lcvii@movindirt.com. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 999.

5/31/2017 to 6/4/2017
RedStar Pilots Association. FAST (Formation Air Safety Training) Clinic
 
Location: 
Columbus (OLU), NE
 
Details: 

Formation Flight Training, Tactical Flying. More information contact Keith at 402-564-7884 or 402-910-5247.

6/1/2017
Special Safety Seminar titled: Top Ten iPad Mistakes
 
Location: 
terminal at Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), SD
 
Time: 
7:00pm
 
Details: 

Special safety seminar (Top Ten iPad Mistakes) presented by Gary Reeves, ATP, Master CFI, CFII, MEI, for June 1, Thursday in the terminal at Yankton Gurney Airport at 7:00pm. There will be FAAST credit. The YRAA will provide cookies and refreshments.
PilotSafety.org was founded in 2012 by ATP, Master Instructor, Gary Reeves to reduce general aviation accident by offering free and low-cost educational programs on a national basis. Gary has been joined by two other Master Instructors, John Mahany and Mike Jesch, who also volunteer to teach safety programs. Other volunteers include FAA staff, ATC, Aviation Attorney, Senior Medical Examiner and others who volunteer to answer questions via our ASK THE EXPERTS PAGE. With over 10,000 pilots who have joined our free pilot group, PilotSafety.org is on it's way to making a difference and saving lives.
Gary has over 5,500 hours in over 50 different aircraft including turbo-prop, and turbo-fan most of which is instruction given. He is a well known and popular national speaker on aviation safety and you see him live at all of the biggest shows, including Airventure-Oshkosh, Aviation-Xpo, NW Aviation Expo, SunNFun and more. He is a sought out instructor with students coming from around the US for help with Instrument Training, Mountain Flying, Avidyne, Garmin, Fly Q, and ForeFlight instruction.
Reeves was selected the 2014 Safety Team Rep and Flight Instructor of the Year by the Long Beach FSDO. His specialties include (1) Flight Training & General Aviation Safety Expert, (2) GA Safety National Public Speaker, (3) ForeFlight Expert Training, and (4) Garmin Avionics Training.

6/4/2017
Flight breakfast
 
Location: 
Audubon (ADU), IA
 
Time: 
6:30-10:30am
 
Details: 

FREE to all fly-ins. Contact Barbara Smith at 712-563-3780 or audchmbr@iowatelecom.net

6/4/2017
Airport breakfast & lunch
 
Location: 
Central City (07K), NE
 
Time: 
7:00am-11:00am breakfast
 
Details: 

Breakfast FREE to PIC & passenger courtesy of Ag Services Inc. Lunch 11:00am-1:00pmProceeds to Girls Scouts. Contact Don Shorney at 308-946-3450. (always 1st Sunday in June)

6/4/2017
CAP fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
Columbus (OLU), NE
 
Time: 
8:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

Hot dog & hamburger lunch 11:00am- 2:30pm. Aircraft displays: Military, Midwest Medical Flight Operations, antiques, general aviation aircraft. More information contact Keith at 402-56-7884 or 402-910-5247.

6/4/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Denison (DNS), IA
 
Time: 
7:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

Contact John Amdor at 712-265-1608.

6/10/2017
SDPA meeting and presentation on "Alaska Flying Adventures."
 
Location: 
Aberdeen Airport (ABR), SD, at Hangar 9, Inc. in their second floor meeting room
 
Details: 

Prior to the meeting at 11:00am, Luke Niedringhaus of Sioux Falls will talk and show slides about his “Alaska Flying Adventures” at 11:00am Luke flys Cessna 207s for Grant Aviation (Part 135 operator) out of King Salmon, Alaska, which is 250 NM southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula.
Noon: lunch with pizza & pop.
1:00pm SDPA meeting with cookies. Contact Steve Hamilton for more information at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk@iw.net.

6/10/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Hastings (HSI), NE
 
Time: 
7:00 to 11:00am
 
Details: 

Free to PIC; others free-will donation. Sponsored by Hastings Airport Association (not Authority). Contact Russ Specht at hey.russ@yahoo.com or 402-462-0122

    http://www.flyhastings.com/
6/10/2017
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
6/11/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport (MVE), MN
 
Time: 
8:00am-1:00pm
 
Details: 

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast. Free Young Eagle flights for ages 8-17. Contact eaa688@gmail.com

6/11/2017
Iowa 99’s meeting
 
Location: 
Red Oak (RDK), IA
 
Time: 
11:00am-3:00pm
 
Details: 

Contact Jenny Myren at 563-650-0342. Email: iowa@ncs99s.org Website:

    http://iowa.ncs99s.org
6/11/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Spencer (SPW), IA
 
Time: 
7:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

Free to fly-ins. Contact: Gayle Brandt at 712-262-1000.

6/17/2017
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
6/17/2017
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
6/18/2017
Monthly YRAA Potluck Meeting
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD, in the terminal
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

YRAA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and buns. 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.

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

6/24/2017
25th Nebraska State fly-in
 
Location: 
Norfolk (OFK), NE
 
Details: 

EAA chapter will host an airport breakfast. Airshow being planned. More information at airportofk@cableone.net or 402-841-5130.

6/24/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Aurora (AUH), NE
 
Time: 
8:00-10:30am
 
Details: 

PIC free. Proceeds to Optimist Club. Contact Jerry Brown at 402-694-3633.

6/24/2017 to 6/25/2017
Midwest Aerobatic Championship contest
 
Location: 
Seward (SWT), NE
 
Details: 

June 23 practice and registration. Contact Lynn Bowes at lynn.bowes@hotmail.com

6/25/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Pender (0C4), NE
 
Time: 
8:00am-noon
 
Details: 

FREE to PIC. Contact John Miller at 816-210-2081 or email jamiller1976@hotmail.com

6/25/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Red Oak (RDK), IA
 
Time: 
8:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

All fly-ins eat free. Contact Kevin McGrew at 712-370-1511 or email: nrdk@redoakia.city

    http://www.redoakiowa.com
7/1/2017
Young Eagles Rally
 
Location: 
Gregory (9D1), SD
 
Time: 
8:00am to noon
 
Details: 

Hosted by Sioux Falls EAA Chapter 289. Contact YE Coordinator Steve Christensen at 605-337-9875 or sksk@midstatesd.net

7/2/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Emmetsburg (EGQ), IA
 
Time: 
7:00am–noon
 
Details: 

Pancakes, omelets, sausage, drink. Contact Mark Evans at 712-260-5651.

7/4/2017
Midwest Aerobatic Club Air Show
 
Location: 
Seward (SWT), NE
 
Time: 
Airshow 11:00am-1:00pm
 
Details: 

Lunch available on grounds with lots of fun and aerobatic flying. More info contact Greg Whisler at 402-643-2226. CHECK NOTAMs for airport closure times.

7/7/2017
Wine gala & auction fund raiser for Midwest Honor Flight
 
Location: 
Calico Skies Vineyard & Winery, Inwood, IA
 
Time: 
7:00pm
 
Details: 

Proceeds to benefit Midwest Honor Flight. Wine tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and silent auction. For tickets ($40) visit Midwesthonorflight.org or call 712-463-2020. Tickets on sale on May 1 at noon. Applications for veterans for the Honor Flight on the web site.

    http://midwesthonorflight.org
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: 

Registration deadline June 30, 2017. Scholarship assistance deadline for registration is June 14, 2017. Tuition $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.

    https://www.sdstate.edu/consumer-sciences/ace-camp
7/24/2017 to 7/30/2017
EAA AirVenture
 
Location: 
Wittman Field (OSH), Oshkosh, WI
    http://airventure.org/
7/26/2017 to 7/28/2017
Cessna 150-152 Club National Fly-in and Convention
 
Location: 
Clinton (CWI), IA
 
Details: 

Lots of activities. Contact Mark Buchner at 301-275-2476. More details at http://www.cessna150152flyin.org/

    http://www.cessna150152flyin.org/
7/29/2017
Airport breakfast by Vicki
 
Location: 
Ainsworth (ANW), NE
 
Time: 
8:00-10:00am
 
Details: 

Fly-ins eat free. Lunch by Loins Club 11:00am-1:00pm $3-5.00 per person. Classic car show. Harry Barr’s P-51, Lincoln Sport Parachute Club with tandem parachute jumps, and a hot air balloon. More information contact Lance Schipporeit at 402-387-1491.

8/18/2017 to 8/20/2017
Annual Great Plains Balloon Race
 
Location: 
Kenny Anderson Park, Sioux Falls, SD
 
Details: 

Launches at Aug 18 at 7:00pm; Aug 19 at 6:30am & 7:00pm, also Balloon Glow at 8:30pm; Aug 20 at 6:30am – all depending on weather.

    http://www.sfballooning.org
8/19/2017
Orville Wright’s birthday
 
Location: 
every where
 
Details: 

Happy Birthday Orville!!” (born August 19, 1871 – died January 30, 1948 at age 76 years old) Go out and commit “aviation.”

8/19/2017
National Aviation Day
 
Location: 
every where
 
Details: 

Go out and fly – celebrate the freedom to fly. Why is National Aviation Day observed on August 19? It's Orville Wright's birthday. Celebrate the day by sharing your love of aviation. In 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed August 19 - birthday of first pilot Orville Wright - as America's first National Aviation Day celebrating the development of aviation. 2017 marks the 79th observance of National Aviation Day.

8/20/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Mankato (MKT), MN
 
Time: 
7:00am-12:30pm
 
Details: 

Sponsored by EAA Chapter 642. Rain or shine. Eggs to order, sausages, pancakes, juice, milk, and coffee. PIC Free. Adults $8.00. Children under five Free.

8/26/2017 to 8/27/2017
Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
 
Location: 
Hot Springs Airport (HSR), SD
 
Details: 

Balloon launches at sunrise. More activities being planned like a glider rides, sky diving demo, art walk. On Facebook, search on Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=640535772737693&substory_index=0&id=503088723149066
8/27/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Fremont (FET), NE
 
Time: 
8:00am 1:00pm
 
Details: 

Boy Scout Troup 109 fixing pancakes & sausage; hosted by Fremont Rotary Club. Contact Brian Newton at 765-894-6845 or newt@bright.net

9/9/2017
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Pipestone (PQN), MN
 
Time: 
7:30-11:00am
 
Details: 

Sponsored by Kiwanis. Young Eagle rides by Sioux Falls EAA Chapter 289. For more information, please contact 507-825-3316.

9/16/2017
Airport breakfast & Open House
 
Location: 
Council Bluffs (CBF), NE
 
Time: 
7:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

PIC free. Open House at Great Plains CAF Wing Museum 8:00am-1:00pm. Web site: http://www.greatplainswing.com Contact Jeff Hutcheson at 402-981-4633.

9/16/2017
CAF HANGAR DANCE – Party Like It’s 1945!
 
Location: 
Maverick Air Center (4201 Maverick Place), Sioux Falls, SD
 
Time: 
7:00-11:00pm
 
Details: 

Joe Foss Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force is hosting a “CAF HANGAR DANCE – Party Like It’s 1945!.” Relive the excitement and glamour of the big band era at the areas only 1940s-style hangar dance. Live Big Band. Dance goes till 11:00pm! Period dance is FUN and optional. Cash bar and light appetizers available. $15 per person in advance / $20 at the door. WWII aircraft and vehicles will be on display!

    http://www.cafjoefoss.com
9/17/2017
Monthly meeting of the Iowa 99’s
 
Location: 
LeMars Airport (LRJ), IA
 
Time: 
11:00am – 3:00pm
 
Details: 

Contact Jenny Myren at 563-650-0342 or email: iowa@ncs99s.org Website: http://iowa.ncs99s.org

    http://iowa.ncs99s.org/
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.”

 

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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