Daniel A. Deponti Airport (25D) - Forest Lake, MN
The 15th annual Forest Lake, MN Airport (25D) Open House and Fly-In Event
will take place on August 20, 2016 from 7am until 4pm
on the Southeast end of the airport near the new hangars.

This year's Fly-In will include:

  • Pancake breakfast will be served starting at 7am by members of the EAA chapter 237.
  • Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, cheese curds, fries, onion rings, and beverages will be served for lunch starting at 10am by the Forest Lake Lions Club, who will also be operating a small farmer's market at the fly-in.  Print a few copies of this Event Flyer from the Forest Lake Lions Club and pass them out to your friends.
  • Ice cream and other treats will be available from Daniela's Chocolates.
  • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles® demonstration rides sponsored by EAA chapter 237.
  • Skydiving demonsatration by Skydive Twin Cities.
  • Aerial banner towing demonstration by Big Aerial Sign Service.
  • Static Aircraft displays
  • Helicopter rides
  • 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 at the August 20, 2016 Fly-In.

    Young Eagles demonstration rides last approximately 10 to 15 minutes, and are provided free of charge to children 8 to 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 2015 Fly-In, 157 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.
    Weather permitting, rides will begin at approximately 8:30am. If rider turnout is high, you may spend some time waiting. Please understand that these rides are provided by local pilots donating their time, aircraft use, and fuel; every attempt will be made to provide every qualified child a ride at the event.

    If you missed the Fly-In last year, the photos below should help motivate you
    to be there for the next Forest Lake Airport Fly-In on August 20, 2016.

    2015 Fly-In photos: page 1 page 2 page 3  courtesy of William LaGrange
    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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