The Weekender: Fly-Ins From Cold to Warm

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It's the dead of winter, so it's time to fight cabin fever by getting out of the house and getting yourself to a fly in whether it involves aircraft on wheels or skis—and both are happening this weekend according to SocialFlight's tracking of the latest events. Up on the northern tip of the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin the Ski Fly In on Fish Creek Harbor is happening Friday through Sunday. There will be food, fuel available via jugs for skiplanes and free transportation to and from Ephraim-Fish Creek airport (3D2) for those arriving in non-ski-equipped aircraft. For the ski crowd, check out Northwoods Aviation in Cadillac, Mich., which rents airplanes on skis. We spotted another skiplane fly in, this one in Huron, Ohio. EAA Chapter 50 is holding its Mid-Winter Chili Skiplane Fly In on Hinde Airport on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. They say they'll be serving chili, burgers, dogs and beverages no matter what the weather, so you may want to plan on a snow machine as plan B. Weather may be getting down most of the country, but not EAA Chapter 1055. They're holding a Fly In Breakfast on Saturday at York, Neb., Municipal Airport from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

They don't call them Maine-iacs for nothing: The Bald Mountain Camps Winter Fly In occurs on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on a plowed, 3000-foot runway (wheeled aircraft welcome) on Mooselookmeguntic Lake, in front of Bald Mountain Camps Resort near 8B0, Bean Airport, Rangeley, Maine. Food and lodging will be available. Further south, Georgia is digging out with a Saturday Fly In Breakfast and Aviation Program at KLZU, Gwinnet County Briscoe Field, Lawrenceville, Ga. It begins at 8:00 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:30 a.m. A little further west, winter isn't stopping the monthly Pancake Breakfast at Pineville Municipal Airport, La. It's happening on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Check SocialFlight.com for fly ins in your area.