EAA Chapter 54

St. Paul, MN. (Lake Elmo)

Pancake Breakfast Fly in

Pancake Breakfast Fly-in
August 11, 2024
8 a.m. -  Noon
Lake Elmo Airport

EAA Chapter 54 is planning its first major fundraising event since the pandemic and all chapter members are expected to be involved to make it happen. Meetings are now underway with steering committee members Marlon Gunderson, Jay Schrankler, and Bob Collins. Jim Pearsall is chief procurement officer.  On this page, you'll find the latest information, chiefly with meeting notes supplied by Marlon Gunderson.

Jim Pearsall, left, and Marlon Gunderson, right, go over a list of duties for volunteers at a planning event on April 13, 2024 for a pancake breakfast fly-in in August.

Meeting of April 13, 2024

Attended by: Marlon, Bob, Jim P, Ed T, Evangelos, Gregg A
Reviewed prior planning for the benefit of new attendees (e.g. date, temp tower inquiry, grill from LVN EAA)
Reviewed (some of) contents of prior event master task lists.
Decisions/Action Items:
-Reviewed comparable Fly In breakfast prices and agreed to $10/adult, $5 under 13, $0 under 6.
-Menu JP: Cakes, Brines Sausage (delivered heated to event), Fruit cups, milk, OJ, coffee, 
-Maple syrup available from local vendor selling from a table in the hangar
-JP will pursue sponsorship by Sturdiwheat, Brines, Maple Syrup vendor, Dunn Bros. -- branding on event flyer 
-JP agreed his responsibilities are as outlined in the Head Chef task list (planning and procurement, not cooking) and getting permits.
-Gregg will contact Farnsworth Elem & Johnson HS for student volunteers (table service, auto parking)
-Unassigned(?) action: inquire with CAP for help marshalling aircraft, auto parking
Other Discussion:
tent is 20x40', best location east of ramp, south of FBO hangar.
Chapter owns ~5 large heating containers if needed
Chapter's large mixer was not used in the past in favor of a larger (5gal?) bucket with electric drill/mixer 
Need Fly In advert banner for fence on Manning
Hand out prop cards and PIC breakfast tickets to arriving pilots
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