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Cancelled: Trick Air Ski Plane fly-in at Jackson Seaplane Base McGregor, MN Saturday February 17th, 2024

Paul Jackson

The 9th Annual is on the calendar.

Last year was too good to be true for weather. Clear blue and 28 (I know it doesn't rhyme but it was perfect). Hope for the same and we can have some fun. Last year we had about 50 ski planes which was a record for ski attendees.

We moved the food and beverages to the Northeast corner of the lake last year which allowed us to use their facility and the locals were able to park and enjoy. This year we have another twist. Full Throttle Snowmobile Drags will be happening on the lake the weekend before our event. They will be plowing and grinding a drag strip on the ice for the event. They hit speeds up 200 mph on the lake! I will be scoping out the strip and have a report as to the usability for an ice runway. My gut feeling is we will be open for wheel planes this year almost for sure. The other good news is that they are plowing a huge area for the event so we should have decent parking available.

The Blue Moose (formerly the Horseshoe Lake Inn) will cater a lunch menu. (As always food is compliments of Trick Air Skis).

If you are looking to come up on Friday and/or stay over on Saturday Big Sandy Lodge is the next lake over.

Here is a link to them: Big Sandy Lodge their phone is 218-426-5040

We will have snow and runway information as we get closer to the date. As of today we have plenty of ice at 11" with little to no overflow and a few inches of snow.

For advanced planning we are MN61 and we are about 8 miles NE of KHZX which has 100LL and tie downs.

Updates on Jackson Seaplane Base Facebook page and also at www.TrickAir.com/flyin

More news to come......
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Conditions this year are not going to allow us to host the fly-in. We have decent ice but no snow. We will try again next year.

Happy El Nino.
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