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Aviation Events in/around South Dakota

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Aviation Events

7/1/2018 to 7/31/2018
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/
7/5/2018 to 7/26/2018
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.

7/6/2018 to 7/27/2018
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.

7/8/2018 to 7/11/2018
South Dakota ACE Camp
 
Location: 
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
 
Details: 

$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 605-688-4983 or acecamp@sdstate.edu. Application deadline is typically June 30. Requests for tuition assistance on application is typically June 14. Tuition scholarships from the South Dakota Pilots Association and the Yankton Regional Aviation Association. Applications and more information at https://www.sdstate.edu/consumer-sciences/ace-camp

    https://www.sdstate.edu/consumer-sciences/ace-camp
7/9/2018
Meeting of the Sioux Falls Ballooning Club
 
Location: 
Oak View Branch Library (3700 E. 3rd Street) Sioux Falls, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

    http://www.sfballooning.org
7/11/2018
Monthly "First Wednesday Gathering" (changed date to avoid the 4th of July)
 
Location: 
Brookings (BKX), SD, in Brian VanLiere’s hangar
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Potluck supper (those that fly-in aren’t required to bring anything). Hanger #207, brown hanger that is right behind the big blue one located at the east end of the ramp.

7/11/2018
Second Wednesday Cookout
 
Location: 
Martin Field (7K8), NE
 
Time: 
Starts at 6:00pm
 
Details: 

Sponsored by Siouxland EAA Chapter 291. In the FBO building. Hamburgers, buns, and toppings provided by Chapter. Bring some food and hangar stories to share. Contact Rick Alter at 712-233-1552 or rick.alterii@gmail.com

7/12/2018 to 7/14/2018
American Barnstormers tour
 
Location: 
Watertown (ATY), SD
 
Details: 

Meticulously restored vintage aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s will journey through the northern Great Plains states on a tour. Admission is free and airplane rides will be available in some of these rare aircraft. http://www.facebook.com/tour2018

7/14/2018
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
7/14/2018
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Sturgis (49B), SD
 
Time: 
~7:30am to ~10:00am (rain or shine)
 
Details: 

Free-will donation. Sponsored by CB&B Aviation. Contact Roger Burnham 605-347-3356 or Bruce Bowen 605-490-1139.
(NOTE: no breakfast in August due to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally)

7/14/2018 to 7/15/2018
Chicken Days
 
Location: 
Wayne (LCG), NE
 
Details: 

Saturday: 7:00-9:00am coffee & rolls at airport. Young Eagle rides 8:30 am to 2:00pm. Sunday: 9:00am-1:00pm food available at airport – Fly-ins FREE. Crowing Motors Car Show 9:00am-1:00pm at airport. Poker Run at 1:00pm; sign up at airport at 11:30 am. Contact Beth Porter for airport information at 402-375-1733 or 402-375-1984. Check out www.chickenshow.com for information about other activities during the celebration. Sponsored by Wayne Airport Authority, Becker Flying Service, and Wayne Chicken Show.

7/15/2018
27th annual airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Koinzan Field (NE44), Elgin, NE
 
Time: 
7:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

Free to fly-ins. Located 33NM west of Norfolk or 7NM south of Neligh. CTAF 122.9 Contact Lynn at 402-843-5800. Laredo Ridge Wind Farm (81 towers) is nearby. “Feel free to fly in Saturday evening and pitch a tent under your wing.

7/15/2018 to 7/17/2018
American Barnstormers tour
 
Location: 
Brainerd (BRD), MN
 
Details: 

Meticulously restored vintage aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s will journey through the northern Great Plains states on a tour. Admission is free and airplane rides will be available in some of these rare aircraft.

    http://www.facebook.com/tour2018
7/17/2018
Potluck supper and movie night
 
Location: 
Boone (BNW), IA
 
Time: 
6:00pm – 9:00pm
 
Details: 

Contact Dale Farnham at 515-432-1018 or farnhamaviation@outlook.com
Website: www.farnhamaviation.com

7/18/2018
Third Wednesday Potluck Cookout
 
Location: 
Vermillion (VMR), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Denny Martens’ hangar at 6:00pm for Storytelling and world problem solving. Bring some food to share.

7/19/2018 to 7/29/2018
Oshkosh Special
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
Details: 

Spread the word!! “Oshkosh Special”. FREE FOOD & DRINK for flyers go to and from AirVenture, Oshkosh, WI; Avgas $4.00 / gal; 24-hr charge card fuel for Avgas and JetA, 24-hr restrooms, Internet, WiFi, cable TV, shower, on-airport camping, free tie-downs, 2 crew cars. Contact Mike Roinstad at 605-661-9223; mroinstad@cityofyankton.org

7/20/2018 to 7/22/2018
AirVenture Cup Cross-Country Air Race
 
Location: 
Mitchell (MHE), SD
 
Details: 

AirVenture Cup Cross-Country Air Race from Mitchell (MHE), SD, to Wausau, WI. Racers arrive on July 20-21. July 21 (Saturday): Open house at Mitchell Airport. Food available. Young Eagle rides will be given from 10:00am to 2:00pm by Sioux Falls EAA Chapter 289. July 22 (Sunday): The race starts at ~9:00am. Sponsors include Wright Brothers Aviation, Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the SD Aeronautics Commission. (http://www.airventurecup.com)

    http://www.airventurecup.com
7/21/2018
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
7/21/2018
75th anniversary celebration
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), SD
 
Time: 
1:00Pm to 3:00pm
 
Details: 

TIME CHANGE: Cake, ice cream & lemonade from 1:00PM TO 3:00PM or until the cake and ice cream run out. Sponsored by the YRAA, First National Bank South Dakota, KLJ Engineering, City of Yankton, and Jim & Betty Cox.

7/21/2018
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. 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
7/21/2018
Fun Days Fly-in
 
Location: 
Upton (83V), WY
 
Time: 
9:00am to 2:00pm
 
Details: 

Food and drink. Aerobatic performance by Dick Fennel in his MXS-R – CHECK NOTAMs for airport closure for air show. Contact Lori Olson at 307-746-8411 or lmateri21@gmail.com

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

    http://airventure.org/
7/27/2018 to 8/4/2018
National Balloon Classic
 
Location: 
Indianola National Balloon Classic Field, Indianola, IA
 
Details: 

Contact Becky at 515-961-8415 or becky@nationalballoonclassic.com
Website: http://www.nationalballoonclassic.com

    http://www.nationalballoonclassic.com
7/28/2018 to 7/29/2018
Fargo Air Show
 
Location: 
Fargo (FAR), ND
 
Details: 

9:00am gates open; 11:00am air show. Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, John Klatt in his Screamin' Sasquatch jet Waco, and Matt Younkin in his Beech 18.

    http:www.fargoairsho.com
7/29/2018
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Genoa (97Y), NE
 
Time: 
7:30-11:00am
 
Details: 

Sponsored by Genoa Lions Club. PIC & passengers free. Runway 11-29, 2500’ turf. Contact Don Pearson at 402-948-0067.

7/29/2018
Breakfast Brunch Buffet Special
 
Location: 
Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill in the old airport terminal, Norfolk (OFK), NE
 
Time: 
last Sunday of the month, 10:00am – 1:30pm
 
Details: 

PICs get 50% off buffet price. Barnstormers at 402-316-4099 (from Nebraska PIREPS newsletter April-May 2018).

    https://www.barnstormersfamilybargrill.com/
8/1/2018
Monthly "First Wednesday Gathering"
 
Location: 
Brookings (BKX), SD, in Brian VanLiere’s hangar
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Potluck supper(those that fly-in aren’t required to bring anything). Hanger #207, brown hanger that is right behind the big blue one located at the east end of the ramp.

8/1/2018 to 8/31/2018
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/
8/2/2018 to 8/30/2018
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.

8/3/2018 to 8/31/2018
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.

8/4/2018
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

8/4/2018
Second Annual Wheatland Aviation Summer Fly-in
 
Location: 
Clark (8D7), SD, Hangar 12
 
Time: 
noon
 
Details: 

Lunch: Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Nikki’s Award Winning Macaroni Salad, and Drinks. RSVP to 605-844-6007 (text or call).

8/5/2018
Airport breakfast / brunch
 
Location: 
Clear Lake (5H3), SD
 
Time: 
9:00am
 
Details: 

Free-will donation. First Annual “Clear Lake Days” weekend, aka “Dog Days.” Contact Jon Klockman at 605-521-0221 or jon.klockman@gmail.com

8/5/2018
Second Annual Wheatland Aviation Summer Fly-in
 
Location: 
Clark (8D7), SD, Hangar 12
 
Time: 
noon
 
Details: 

Lunch: Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Nikki’s Award Winning Macaroni Salad, and Drinks. RSVP to 605-844-6007 (text or call).

8/10/2018 to 8/12/2018
Annual Great Plains Balloon Race
 
Location: 
Kenny Anderson Park, Sioux Falls, SD
 
Details: 

Launches Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all depending on weather. 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

    http://www.sfballooning.org
8/11/2018
Colorado Pilots Association (CPA) Mountain Flying Ground School
 
Location: 
Mt. Evans Room / Rocky Mountain Metro Terminal Bldg., 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, CO
 
Time: 
starting at 8:30am (8 hours)
 
Details: 

Topic: Mountain Flying Techniques / Operations to and from High Elevation Airports. Learn the basic skills to fly safely throughout the Rocky Mountains. Gain knowledge of safe mountain flying practices and high elevation operations from highly experienced Colorado mountain pilots. There is a fee for this 8-hour program. Additional course details, cost, and registration form can be found under the "mountain flying" menu at www.coloradopilots.org. After viewing the online information, registration can be made only by contacting CPA at (303) 367-0670 or tbarbo@comcast.net .

    http://www.coloradopilots.org
8/11/2018
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
8/11/2018 to 8/12/2018
“Defenders of Freedom” Air show
 
Location: 
Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, NE
 
Time: 
Gates open 9:00am to 5:00pm
 
Details: 

Featured acts include F-22 Raptor, F-35A Lightning II, the RE/MAX jump team; the Aeroshell aerobatic team flying the North American AT-6 Texan; Greg Colyer flying a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star; Jeff and Joe Shetterly flying their North American AT-6 Texan and RV-8 respectively; Randy Ball flying a MiG-17F; Scott Francis flying his all-carbon fiber MXS monoplane; Matt Younkin flying a twin-engine Beechcraft Model 18; and Kent Pietsch flying an Interstate L-6. Ground-based demonstrations and exhibits will be plentiful including 55th Wing Security Forces military working dog demonstrations; an appearance by the 501st Legion Star Wars costuming group; military service academy representatives and even an area dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related activities. Food and beverages available – NO COOLERS, BACKPACKS, or PETS. http://www.offuttairshow.com

    http://www.offuttairshow.com
8/14/2018
Monthly meeting of Black Hills EAA Chapter 39
 
Location: 
Rapid City (RAP), SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
 
Details: 

6:30pm hangar talk and 7:00pm meeting. To get to the EAA Chapter 39 Club House, take Highway 44 east to Rapid City 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 president@eaa39.org

8/14/2018
Second Wednesday Cookout
 
Location: 
Martin Field (7K8), NE
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Sponsored by Siouxland EAA Chapter 291. Starts at 6:00pm in the FBO building. Hamburgers, buns, and toppings provided by Chapter. Bring some food and hangar stories to share. Contact Rick Alter at 712-233-1552 or rick.alterii@gmail.com

8/18/2018
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
8/18/2018
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
8/19/2018
Monthly YRAA Potluck Meeting
 
Location: 
terminal at Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Meeting theme: "Plan Airport Breakfast." 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.

8/25/2018
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Canton (7G9), SD
 
Time: 
8:00-11:30am
 
Details: 

FREE to PIC, adults $5.00; kids 5-10 $4.00. CTAF 123.0 Sponsored by Sunset Aviation and Canton Airport Board. Served by Boy Scouts. Contact Bill Nelson at 605-940-2241 or thepilot2000@yahoo.com

8/25/2018
Nebraska Chapter Antique Airplane Association annual fly-in
 
Location: 
Seward (SWT), NE
 
Details: 

Noon lunch of burgers and chips and an evening chapter banquet. More information call Todd Harders at 308-380-5079.

8/25/2018 to 8/26/2018
Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
 
Location: 
Hot Springs Airport (HSR), SD
 
Details: 

Balloon launches at sunrise. Activities being planned include an ArtWalk & Chalk, glider rides, and night glow during which balloonists let their balloons rise to an upright position before simultaneously igniting their heater flames to light up the night. The Saturday hght glow is tentatively set for the Southern Hill Golf Course. On Facebook, search on Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival or go to hotsprings-sd.com/events/frhab

    http://hotsprings-sd.com/events/frhab
8/26/2018
Airport supper
 
Location: 
Milnor (4R6), ND
 
Time: 
4:00pm to sunset (rain or shine)
 
Details: 

Free-will offering. Contact: Mark Gainor at 701-680-1001.

    http://www.milnorairport.com
8/26/2018
Breakfast Brunch Buffet Special
 
Location: 
Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill in the old airport terminal, Norfolk (OFK), NE
 
Time: 
last Sunday of the month, 10:00am – 1:30pm
 
Details: 

PICs get 50% off buffet price. Barnstormers at 402-316-4099 (from Nebraska PIREPS newsletter April-May 2018).

    https://www.barnstormersfamilybargrill.com/
8/26/2018
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Fremont (FET), NE
 
Time: 
7:00am 1:00pm
 
Details: 

Contact Brian Newton at 765-894-6845 or Brian.newton@fremontne.gov

9/1/2018
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

9/1/2018 to 9/30/2018
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/
9/3/2018
(Monday) US – Canada International Fly-in
 
Location: 
Dunseith (S28; International Peace Garden Airport), ND
 
Time: 
10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Details: 

Short program at 11:00am, Buffet lunch.

9/5/2018
Monthly "First Wednesday Gathering"
 
Location: 
Brookings (BKX), SD, in Brian VanLiere’s hangar
 
Time: 
8:00pm
 
Details: 

Potluck supper (those that fly-in aren’t required to bring anything). Hanger #207, brown hanger that is right behind the big blue one located at the east end of the ramp.

9/6/2018 to 9/27/2018
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.

9/7/2018 to 9/28/2018
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.

9/8/2018
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Sturgis (49B), SD
 
Time: 
~7:30am to ~10:00am (rain or shine)
 
Details: 

Free-will donation. Sponsored by CB&B Aviation. Contact Roger Burnham 605-347-3356 or Bruce Bowen 605-490-1139. [second Saturday in May, June, July, & September, but not August due to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally]

9/8/2018
Airport breakfast
 
Location: 
Council Bluffs (CBF), IA
 
Time: 
8:00-11:00am
 
Details: 

PIC Free. Others freewill donation. Sponsored by Great Wing CAF. Contact Jeff Hutcheson at 402-981-4633. Web site: http://www.greatplainswing.com

    http://www.greatplainswing.com
9/8/2018
Young Eagles Rally
 
Location: 
Mobridge (MBG), SD
 
Time: 
8:00am to noon
 
Details: 

Hosted by Sioux Falls EAA Chapter 289. Contact YE Coordinator Steve Christensen at 605-207-0317 or sksk@midstatesd.net

9/10/2018
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
9/11/2018
Monthly meeting of Black Hills EAA Chapter 39
 
Location: 
Rapid City (RAP), SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm hangar talk and 7:00pm meeting
 
Details: 

To get to the EAA Chapter 39 Club House, take Highway 44 east to Rapid City 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 president@eaa39.org

10/24/2018
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: “ASI Investigates Weather Accidents.” Weather is often blamed as the cause of accidents when, in reality, it’s poor decision making that’s the culprit. Arm yourself to make the right weather choices at crucial moments before and during flight.

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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