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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

9/5/2014 to 9/26/2014
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.

 
10/1/2014
Monthly "First Wednesday Gathering"
 
Location: 
Brookings (BKX), SD
 
Time: 
5:30pm
 
Details: 

Potluck supper (those that fly-in aren’t required to bring anything).

 
10/2/2014 to 10/30/2014
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
10/3/2014 to 10/31/2014
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.

 
10/4/2014
Monthly fly-in 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. email Rod Matlock at redoakrod@stewireless.com

 
10/8/2014
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: “Real World Weather.” Contact: 800-638-3101.

 
10/11/2014
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

 
10/15/2014
Monthly Potluck Cookout
 
Location: 
Vermillion (VMR), SD, (Denny Martens hangar)
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

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

 
10/18/2014
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
EAA Chapter 289 Building at Lincoln County (Y14), Tea, SD
 
Time: 
8:00-10:30am
 
Details: 

All you can eat pancakes plus a serving of 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.

 
10/18/2014
Monthly fly-in 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
 
10/18/2014
VOCAIR Flying Club Breakfast
 
Location: 
Sidney (SNY), NE
 
Time: 
7:00am-noon
 
Details: 

PIC free. Adults $8, under 12 $4. Contact 308-254-7443.

 
10/18/2014 to 10/19/2014
FAA Approved Flight Instructor Refresher Course
 
Location: 
Fort Pierre, SD, at the Holiday Inn Express - Ft Pierre (110 E Stanley Road)
 
Time: 
8:00am to 6:00pm each day
 
Details: 

This course has a cost. Renew your flight instructor certificate quickly and easily, earn a CFI certificate renewal in only two days (8:00am to 6:00pm each day). Course taught by Allan Jerome Skramstad (Phone: (701) 238-6304 or email: askramstad@ideaone.net

 
10/19/2014
Monthly YRAA potluck meeting
 
Location: 
Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

In the terminal at 6:00pm. Bring a dish or two to share, plus a side dish of hangar stories. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448.

 
10/20/2014
Sioux Falls Ballooning Club meeting
 
Location: 
Oak View Branch Library (3700 E. 3rd Street), Sioux Falls, SD
 
Time: 
6:30pm
    http://www.sfballooning.org
 
11/1/2014
Monthly fly-in 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. email Rod Matlock at redoakrod@stewireless.com

 
11/6/2014 to 11/20/2014
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
11/7/2014 to 11/28/2014
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.

 
11/8/2014
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

 
11/8/2014
SDPA meeting
 
Location: 
Lincoln County Airport (Y14), Tea, SD, in the EAA Chapter 289 building
 
Details: 

Schedule: 11:00am: Special speaker: Harold Gifford, Woodbury, MN (southeast of St. Paul, MN); Noon: Lunch (order Pizza & pop locally; charge participants $5.00 each);
1:00-2:30pm: SDPA meeting (cookies). Harold Gifford is the author of The Miracle Landing: The True Story of How the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers Almost Perished in an Iowa Cornfield During a January Blizzard (1960). Harold would bring some books to sell.
All aviation enthusiasts are invited to attend the presentation, lunch, and meeting. Contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk@iw.net

 
11/8/2014
Veterans Day Celebration
 
Location: 
Mid America Aviation & Transportation Museum on Sioux Gateway Airport, Sioux City, IA
 
Time: 
10am – noon
 
Details: 

Speaker at 11:00am from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Air National Guard. Free refreshments.

 
11/15/2014
Monthly fly-in 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
 
11/15/2014
Monthly fly-in breakfast
 
Location: 
EAA Chapter 289 Building at Lincoln County (Y14), Tea, SD
 
Time: 
8:00-10:30am
 
Details: 

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.

 
11/16/2014
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.

 
12/4/2014 to 12/18/2014
Weekly Thursday meeting of Madison Aviation Enthusiasts
 
Location: 
Madison (MDS), SD
 
Time: 
6:00pm
 
Details: 

Food, fun, and flying.

 
12/5/2014 to 12/26/2014
Weekly Friday Gathering of HSR Wind Socks
 
Location: 
Hot Springs (HSR), SD
 
Time: 
9:30am to 11:30am
 
Details: 

Coffee, treats & conversation. Come join us for some hangar flying. Ed Jensen at 605-745-3555.

 
12/13/2014
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

 
12/20/2014
Monthly fly-in 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.

 
12/20/2014
Monthly fly-in 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
 
3/1/2015 to 3/3/2015
Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium
 
Location: 
Fargo, ND, at the Holiday Inn
 
Details: 

Three days of speakers and sessions coverings current aviation topics for mechanics, pilots, and airport managers. March 3: Awards and ND Aviation Hall of Fame banquet. For more information please contact North Dakota Aeronautics Commission at 701-328-9650

 
9/20/2015
Camp of the Cross Ministries breakfast
 
Location: 
Garrison (D05), ND
 
Details: 

Contact Janis Sloka at 701-337-2246.

 

 

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: breakfast, lunch, dinner, everyday except opens at 4:00pm on Saturdays. (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, The Lighthouse, located on the field. 5:00am-11:00pm (515-421-9553).

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

  • 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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