Greetings fellow aviators, It’s that time of year again, it’s time for; The 4th annual Minnesota VR Fly-in/Drive-in This year’s event will be held in Thief River Falls, MN (KTVF) this is 141 miles/227 kilometer south of Winnipeg Canada, for any of our Canadian friends that would like to join in this years Fly-in. It will be held on Saturday February 19th with the 26th as a back up for bad weather. Interest has been expressed about making this a weekend event, see below for details. The arrival and meet and greet time frame will be from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. We will depart for lunch at 11:30 AM Lunch will be at the Black cat Sports bar & Grill, it décor is of the early years of the Arctic cat snowmobile company. http://www.blackcattrf.com/index.html Lunch will be a Build your own burger and chicken sandwich bar for $7.99, appetizers and beverages are extra. We will return to the airport about 1 PM For those who would like to make a weekend of it, there will be heated hanger space available for $30.00 for the night at the FBO, there will be room for 2-4 small helicopters for this event. (Depending on the number of a/c in the hanger and how many rotor blades you have) Americas Best Value Inn has offered up a special event discount for those who wish to spend the night. http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=1356 A room with a queen bed will be $54.99 A room with a king bed or 2 queens will be $59.99 These rates are based on up to 2 people per room; additional persons will be $6.00 each. You will need to reserve a room as early as possible and you must let them know you are a member of the fly-in group to get this discount. Anyone there can assist you with your reservation and the manager’s name is Cheri if you wish to speak with her directly. Americas Best Value Inn 1915 Highway 59 S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-6205 Let me know if you have any questions.