(Note: The benches have been removed for the winter season)
Thanks to the effort of EAA Chapter 54, anyone who likes watching airplanes has a comfortable front-row seat at Lake Elmo Airport (21D).
The airport viewing area, just north of the Chapter House, was created in 2008.
Enjoy your viewing while seated on benches or make a lunch date while watching airplanes come and go from the airport. A pergola provides plenty of shade.
The project was completed with the valued assistance of Boy Scout Troop 114 from Stillwater. The landscaping and bench building were supervised by Scout member Kent Weyrauch. This community service project was part of Kent's Eagle Scout project, the BSA's highest award.
If you have a portable scanner, you can listen in to air-to-air communications on 122.8.
Directions: Lake Elmo Airport (21D) is located on Manning Avenue in Lake Elmo.
From the South: From I-94, drive North approximately 3 miles on Manning Avenue. Just past the 30th Street traffic light, the first gate entrance takes you past the Chapter House. To the left of the MAC garage, you'll find the viewing area.
From the North: Take the second airport entrance (after you go past the runway).