Fall Events Middle America

August 11 ** 2nd Friday Event – Joplin, Mo – Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN) 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM; Join Alpha Air Center for their second Friday Customer Appreciation Lunch. The menu theme varies with the season. For more information contact Shannon @ 417-623-3113 or email info@alphaaircenter.com

August 11 ** 2nd Friday Event – Lonoke, AR – Country Air Estates (1AR9) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM A recurring Hot Dog, Burgers & Brats cookout at the South West end T hangars the 2nd Friday each month. Come and enjoy good dogs and hangar talk. Fly in or Drive in. Donations go to improve the field. Phone Contact Dave Rottman 231 225 2845 or email apdlox@gmail.com

August 12 ** Saturday event again this year ** – Oologah, OK – Dog Iron Ranch Airport (OK37) Will Rogers birthplace ranch 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Will Rogers – Wiley Post tribute fly-in. 82nd anniversary of Will Roger’s & Wiley Post’s crash at Point-Barrow – Free admission. Five dollar food coupon and goody bag for fly-in pilot; Warbirds, Experimental, Vintage, & Classic aircraft & automobiles. Several food concessions available. A Special moment of remembrance will be observed at 10:00 AM. Bring Lawn Chairs RWY 17 – 35 2000 feet of good turf surface. CTAF: 122.9 Landing lights on in pattern please. More information: Phone: 918-343-8118 or 918-906-7258. http://www.willrogers.com Check Dog Iron Ranch Face book page if weather isn’t cooperating: www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Iron-Ranch/112239918792683

August 12 – Carlisle, AR – Carlisle Municipal Airport (4M3) EAA Chapter 122 UL will host a Fly-in / Drive-in Breakfast 8:30 – 11:30 AM. This is a recurring event on the second Saturday of each month. Come to socialize. For additional information go to: eaaul122 dot org Contact Steve Ware @ 501-606-6672

August 12 – Miller, MO – Kingsley Field (MO9) Hangar Kafe Fly-in or drive in. Antique Airplanes. Free Breakfast for pilots. Bring Tie Downs. Aircraft judging at 11:00 RV Hook ups Available. Security for Aircraft will be provided. Sky Diving every Saturday Spring through Fall. Contact Phone: 417-452-2277 or 417-452-3831. I have a flyer.

August 12 – Walnut Ridge, AR – Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (KARG); Unicom 122.8; AWOS, 135.925 (870-886-2537); Airport Phone, 870-886-5432. The 75th Anniversary Celebration of the WWII Walnut Ridge Army Air Field continues with a FREE Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, August 12, from 8:00 – 10:00, sponsored by Wings of Honor Museum. Enjoy pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham, coffee, milk, juice and fresh fruit. Fuel discounted 10 cents off per gallon on Full Service for August 12th fly-In. (Additional discount for EAA, WINGS, and Military with I.D.) Each Pilot-In-Command will receive a ticket for door prize drawings. Several nice door prizes will be awarded at 10:15 (You do not have to be present to win.) Winners may pick up their prize at the museum anytime through September 9th. WRAAF Anniversary History Books and TEE Shirts available for purchase. For more information, contact Harold Johnson, 901-828-2257, or harold@bscn.com

August 19 – Pine Bluff, AR – Grider Field Airport (KPBF) fly-in breakfast 3rd Saturday of every month. Our specialty is eggs anyway you want them, from fried to eggs Benedict. You should try our omelets. Come enjoy your breakfast in our WWII style Officers Club. A $7.00 donation gets you all you can eat. Contact: Gerald @ 870-377-2728 or email: gwloyd@hotmail.com

August 19 – Berryville, AR – Carroll County Airport (4M1) Third Saturday Event 08:00. FLOUR-DROP & ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST, $5.00! Scrambled eggs, flapjacks, sausage, bacon, OJ. And as always, $2.99 a gallon AV-GAS all day. 870-423-8393.

August 21 ** A Monday Event ** Solar Eclipse. Events scheduled at several airports in the path of totality. Look for a special events email with airport listings within the next few days. If your airport is having an event this is your last day to get the information to me.

August 26 – Shell Knob, MO – Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00) 8:30 – Noon; Judy’s famous $5.00 “Omelet in a Bag” breakfast fly-in. For additional information call: Judy at 417-858-6345; Cell 417-671-1832 This event will be in the hangar just off the south parking area ** Note CTAF 122.9

August 26 – Bolivar, MO – Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17) 8:00 – 11:00 AM Pancake Breakfast $5.00 donation requested gets you pancakes, sausage, eggs, and drink. This is a recurring 4th Saturday event sponsored by the Saturday Morning Breakfast Flyers. Contact Sam email: ssamysun@gmail.com Phone: ???-???-????

August 26 – North Little Rock, AR – NLR Airport (KORK) Unicom / CTAF 123.075: EAA chapter 165 Super Breakfast by donation on the 4th Saturday every month. Starts at 8:30 and goes until everybody is stuffed. We strive to make it a Super Breakfast by having all the usual things you expect plus whatever extras we can dig up like blueberry pancakes, French toast, hash browns, fresh fruit, omelets and eggs cooked to order. Our cooks love to surprise you with something they thought up. Come hungry and leave overloaded. There is usually RV formation flying by Bulldog Flight right after breakfast, ride along or fly with them. Contact Marvin Homsley 419 360-7414 or email: marvin@buckeye-access.com

August 30 – September 4 – Blakesburg, IA – Antique Airfield (IA27) 47th Annual AAA National Fly-in. Antique Airplane Association Membership is a requirement for admission. If you aren’t already an AAA member never fear you can join on site. Contact me for an AAA event flyer

September 2 – Ponca City, OK – Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC) First Saturday breakfast. 7:00 – 10:00 AM Fantastic food; very well attended long running event. For a suggested $7.00 donation (and well worth it) you can have pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, orange juice, coffee, and fruit. Sponsored by PNC airport booster club on the first Saturday of every month rain or shine. Contact Bruce Eberle 580-761-5884 ou444@yahoo.com

September 2 – Hot Springs, AR – Memorial Field Airport (KHOT) EAA Chapter 1398 First Saturday Pancake Breakfast & fly-in. 8:30 AM until everyone leaves. Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Meeting Hall. Suggested donation $7.00. It is all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, coffee, orange juice and milk and other breakfast items that members bring. For more information contact Bruce Hood at 501.520.9001 or email at flyboyeaa@yahoo.com

September 8 ** 2nd Friday Event – Lonoke, AR – Country Air Estates (1AR9) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM A recurring Hot Dog, Burgers & Brats cookout at the South West end T hangars the 2nd Friday each month. Come and enjoy good dogs and hangar talk. Fly in or Drive in. Donations go to improve the field. Phone Contact Dave Rottman 231 225 2845 or email apdlox@gmail.com

September 8 – 9 Harrison, AR – Boone County Airport (KHRO) Hot Air Balloon Festival. GA Fly-in Saturday 10:00 – 3:00. Safety Seminars, Food vendors, Kids activities, Tandem sky-dive jumps available for a tax deductable donation of $500. Balloon activities and music concert Friday evening. Classic auto and motorcycle display on Saturday. Information contact Judy Phone 870-741-6954 or 870-577-5196 Must register for tax deductible Tandem Jump. Contact me for info.

September 8 – 9 Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma / Westheimer Airport (KOUN) AOPA Regional Fly-In. Seminars, Vendor Displays, workshops. Information: https://www.aopa.org/community/events/aopa-fly-ins/2017-aopa-fly-ins/norman

September 9 – Lost Bridge Village , AR (40AR) 11th Annual Fly-in and Car Show, 11AM to 2PM. ** Fly-in to the surfaced, 3150 Ft. airstrip, on the North Shore of Beaver Lake, located 9 NM East of Rogers , Arkansas , (KROG). Recommended landing on 31, takeoff on 13 (Note: Rapidly rising terrain to the North; Trees at both ends and close proximity to the side of the runway.) CTAF 122.8; Elev. 1440 ft. Display of Aircraft/Classic Cars, Motorcycles/Scooters/Boats, etc. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Water and Soft Drinks will be furnished. Enjoy Live Music and Shaded Picnic Tables. For more information or to receive a flier on the event, Contact: Jon Testut 479-359-3204, or Ken Buchheit 479-200-5475 email: kmbnow@sbcglobal.net
September 9 – Carlisle, AR – Carlisle Municipal Airport (4M3) EAA Chapter 122 UL will host a Fly-in / Drive-in Breakfast 8:30 – 11:30 AM. This is a recurring event on the second Saturday of each month. Come to socialize. For additional information go to: eaaul122 dot org Contact Steve Ware @ 501-606-6672

September 9 & 10 – Joplin, Mo – Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN) Airshow For more information contact Shannon @ 417-623-3113 or email info@alphaaircenter.com

September 16 – Oswego, KS – Oswego Municipal Airport (K67) Breakfast 8:00 – 10:30; Lunch 11:00 – 1:00 Meals provided by Oswego Lions Club – Donations accepted. For more information Phone 620-795-4433 Contact me for event flyer.

September 16 – Pine Bluff, AR – Grider Field Airport (KPBF) fly-in breakfast 3rd Saturday of every month. Our specialty is eggs anyway you want them, from fried to eggs Benedict. You should try our omelets. Come enjoy your breakfast in our WWII style Officers Club. A $7.00 donation gets you all you can eat. Contact: Gerald @ 870-377-2728 or email: gwloyd@hotmail.com

September 16 – Berryville, AR – Carroll County Airport (4M1) Third Saturday Event TBD

September 16 – Rogers, AR – Rogers Municipal Airport (KROG) 7th Annual Take Off for Kids charity event!. This is our annual fund raiser for the Wright Flight Program of the Tailwind Aviation Foundation. The event combines a 5-airport poker run (KROG-KGMJ-KHFJ-KHRO-KVBT), spot landing contest, flight timing contest and a flour drop. Fabulous prizes for first through third place in each contest. Start with an 8:00 AM breakfast at Rogers, AR (KROG), finish with lunch and awards at Bentonville Municipal Airport (KVBT). Fee: $75 per person. Bring a co-pilot and passengers! Check out the details, pics of previous events and register at www.take-off-for-kids.com. Advance registration is requested to help us with food planning. You don’t want to miss this one. Contact info: (479) 254-0817.

September 23 – Shell Knob, MO – Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00) 11:00 – 2:00; Judy’s famous $7.00 “MO00 Burger or MO00 Dog” lunch fly-in. For additional information call: Judy at 417-858-6345; Cell 417-671-1832 This event will be in the hangar just off the south parking area ** Note CTAF 122.9

September 23 – North Little Rock, AR – NLR Airport (KORK) Unicom / CTAF 123.075: EAA chapter 165 Super Breakfast by donation on the 4th Saturday every month. Starts at 8:30 and goes until everybody is stuffed. We strive to make it a Super Breakfast by having all the usual things you expect plus whatever extras we can dig up like blueberry pancakes, French toast, hash browns, fresh fruit, omelets and eggs cooked to order. Our cooks love to surprise you with something they thought up. Come hungry and leave overloaded. There is usually RV formation flying by Bulldog Flight right after breakfast, ride along or fly with them. Contact Marvin Homsley 419 360-7414 or email: marvin@buckeye-access.com

September 30 – Ketchum, OK – South Grand Lake Regional Airport (1K8) Hook N’ Cook Off ~ Airport Event Grounds. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. South Grand Lake Chamber’s 24th annual event will include cooking teams competing for Best Fish, Hush Puppies, and Coleslaw. Tasting kits will be provided and public voting will determine the winners for each category.
There will be live music, vendors and activities for kids. Chamber www.grandlakechamber.org. Info. 918-782-3214. Airport information info@southgrandlakeairport.com

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