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Fly-ins and events

September 2021

Arrowhead Eagles Aviation Organization Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

8 - 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
Grand Marais/Cook County Airport (KCKC)
Grand Marais, MN

See the beautiful fall colors along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. Spend the day hiking or exploring the lakes, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness or the charming village of Grand Marais.  Proceeds help support the AEAO, providing support to our airport and local aviation scholarships.

Contact: Rodney Roy, 218-387-3024, airport@boreal.org

Brainerd Airport 75th Anniversary Open House Carnival

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

Free carnival-themed 75th anniversary event with games, prizes, concessions, medallion hunt, car show, kids bounce house, scenic flight raffle and more! Come celebrate Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission turning 75 this year!

Contact: Jennifer Knopik, 218-454-5632, jknopik@brainerdairport.com

79th Annual Lions Fly-in Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
Hector (1D6)

All you can eat pancakes, french toast, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. PICs free. Warbirds, classics, antiques, homebuilt, helicopters, and ultralights. Ping pong ball drop with prizes for kids at 11:15 a.m. CTAF 122.8.

Contact: Ed Newberg, 320-979-1270

Airport Breakfast

8 a.m. - noon
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
Chan Gurney Airport, Yankton, SD

PIC free, adults $7; kids 5-10 $4; under 5 free. Fundraiser for aviation scholarships. Sponsored by Yankton Regional Aviation Association and City of Yankton.

Contact: Steve Hamilton, 605-665-8448, skyhawk43v@gmail.com.

Bowstring Annual Fall Colors Fly In and Camp Out - 3 Days of Fun

5:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021
9Y0 - Bowstring MN

Three days of camping fun. Weather dates: October 1, 2 and 3.

5 - 7 p.m. - Burgers and Brats, campfire.

7 - 10 a.m. - Pancakes/Eggs/Sausage
12 - 3 p.m. - Burgers/Brats/Potato Salad
4 - 6 p.m. -Chili/Potato Bar

7 - 10 a.m. - Pancakes/Eggs/Sausage
12 - 3 p.m. - Chili

Contact information: Ken Reichert, 218-244-6328

October 2021

Fall Color Fly-in/Drive-in

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Ontonagon, Michigan (OGM)

Times are Eastern Standard Time.

Come and enjoy the beautiful fall colors as you fly along the shores of Lake Superior. Lunch will be served $3.00. Enter our contests to win great prizes.

  • One lucky “fly-in” winner will receive a certificate for a future 2-day car rental from Al’s Auto, with a $100-off motel certificate at Scott’s Superior Inn & Cabins, along with a $25.00 Syl’s Cafe certificate.
  • Two lucky “drive-in” winners will win a free 20-minute flight by Lauer Aviation.
  • $25.00 Gift Certificate for UP North Café or $20.00 Gift Certificate for Connie’s Place.
  • $15.00 Gift Certificate for Randall Bakery (Wakefield, MI).
  • Win a Gift Certificate for Vollwerth’s King Of Meat Sampler Gift Box (valued at $36.00)
  • Other prizes awarded.

For more information, contact Lisa at 906-884-6214 or airportmgr@ontonagoncounty.org