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Daniel A. Deponti Airport (25D) - Forest Lake, MN

The 13th annual Forest Lake, MN Airport (25D) Open House and Fly-In Event
will take place on August 16, 2014 from 7am until 4pm
on the Southeast end of the airport near the new hangars.

The Fly-In will include:
  • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles® demonstration rides sponsored by EAA chapter 237
  • Static Aircraft displays
  • Skydiving demonsatration by Skydive Twin Cities
  • Aerial banner towing demonstration by Big Aerial Sign Service
  • Helicopter rides
  • Pancake breakfast served in the morning by EAA chapter 237
  • Hamburgers, hotdogs, and corn on the cob will be sold in the afternoon by the Forest Lake Lions Club
  • Ice cream and other treats will be available from Daniela's Chocolates

  • If you would like more information, or if your are an EAA pilot willing to help with the Young Eagles rides, please call John Schmidt at 651-373-3779.

    Pre-Register your child for a Young Eagles flight.

    Young Eagles demonstration rides last approximately 10-15 minutes, and are provided free of charge to children 8-17 years of age to provide a meaningful flight experience in a General Aviation aircraft. A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the airport to be eligible. These flights are provided courtesy of local EAA members. Additional information on this program can be found at

    Through the generous volunteer efforts of local EAA pilots at the 2014 Fly-In, 127 children were provided demonstration rides under the Young Eagles Program. The process involved:

    1) Registering your child at one of the available laptop computers at the event.
    2) Waiting to be boarded on an aircraft for their flight.
    To eliminate your time waiting to register at the event, you may Pre-Register on this link.

    Please understand that these rides are provided by local pilots donating their time, aircraft use, and fuel. If rider turnout exceeds pilot capacity, every attempt will be made to reschedule rides at a later date.

    If you missed the previous event, the photos below should help motivate you
    to be there for the next Forest Lake Airport Fly-In on August 16, 2014.

    2012 Fly-In photos: page 1 page 2 page 3  courtesy of Hemchan Ramnarine
    2011 Fly-In photos: page 1 page 2 page 3  courtesy of Andrew LaGrange

    photos by Mike Gombold


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