May 4 is Aviation Day in Breezy Point

On Saturday, May 4, Aviation Day will be celebrated at the Breezy Point Airport just south of the Whitefish Chain. The day will include a pig roast, static airplane display, car show and more.

According to the airport's website, the celebration starts at 10 a.m. with the car show (all collector cars are invited) and static aircraft displays. Emergency response vehicles will also be on display, including a medivac helicopter. Note that this event is not an airshow, and all displays will be on the ground. The pig roast starts at noon at the nearby Commander Bar parking lot. Events will wind up around 4 p.m.

Pilots interested in taking part in the event should note that Breezy Point Airport is a private airport, so pilots must call for permission before landing. For more information, contact Cliff Muller at 218-838-3434.

The Breezy Point Airport is one of the closest airports to the Whitefish Chain, along with the Pine River Airport. The Breezy Point Airport was established from farmland more than 50 years ago, in 1964, according to the airport website. It was developed into a 2,600 foot lighted airstrip, but the lights were later removed due to wintertime damage from snowmobiles. It was eventually sold to a group of pilots who incorporated as a Minnesota corporation. Today it remains under private ownership by its corporate shareholders.

The airport is hard to miss if you travel County Road 11 in Breezy Point. It's just north of the two gas stations and the resort gates.

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