Arrowhead Eagles host annual fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast on September 17
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Arrowhead Eagles host annual fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast on September 17

Come rain or shine, there will be warm blueberry pancakes at the annual fly-in/drive-in gathering at the Grand Marais/Cook County Airport this weekend. However, with the onslaught of heavy rain this weekend, airplane rides are a different story. 

On Saturday, September 17, the Arrowhead Eagles will host the annual fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast at the Grand Marais/Cook County Airport. The event will take place from 7:30 am until 11 am and is open to the public.

The Arrowhead Eagles is a non-profit organization formed nearly five years ago to help engage volunteers and raise money for scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing an aviation career or pilot’s license. 

Since its formation, the organization has given away multiple scholarships and involved a dedicated volunteer group.

Most recently, the Arrowhead Eagles awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Amy Kloster as she pursued her private pilot license. 

The annual fall event will include pancakes, static airplane displays, and airplane rides, depending on weather conditions. Additionally, the event is an opportunity for youth and individuals to learn more about scholarship opportunities and details on how to apply. 

“It’s a warm and welcoming kind of atmosphere, and we just like to bring people up to see their airport,” said Mike Raymond, president of the Arrowhead Eagles. “It’s a good time to come up and get reacquainted or introduce yourself to the local aviation community.”

For additional information, contact the airport at 218-387-3024 or visit the Arrowhead Eagles Facebook page. “We hope to see you Saturday, rain or shine,” said Raymond. 

WTIP’s Kalli Hawkins spoke with Raymond about the annual fall event and who will be manning the pancake station. Audio from the interview is below.