CAF Lake Superior Squadron 3rd Annual Bong Airport Open House

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On June 10th, the CAF Lake Superior Squadron is hosting its 3rd Annual Bong Open House at the Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport located in Superior, WI. The events start at 7:30 am with a fly-in breakfast and will continue throughout the day with flying opportunities, a classic car parade, kids activities, reenactments, and the Blue Water Big Band.

Throughout the day, visitors will be able to access the Lake Superior Squadron hangar and museum, hop in the pilot’s seat of their ‘Black Cat’ PBY Catalina, or take some photos next to the unit’s classic warbirds. With the entire airport open, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about aviation, take a fun flight and see the area from the sky. Local aviation groups like the Civil Air Patrol, the Bordertown Betties, the Bong Veterans Center, and Lake Superior College will also be on hand.

The event schedule is published below:

7:30 AM – Doors Open at the EAA, Breakfast and Flying at EAA Hangar
11:00 AM – Lunch is served at Lake Superior Squadron Hangar
11:00 AM – Youth Aviation Education
12:30PM – World War II warbird flight
2:00 PM – Dancing to the Blue Water Big Band

Unfortunately, although previously announced to the contrary, the Squadron’s Stinson OY-2 will not be flying at this event; its restoration is complete, but scheduling issues have impacted its return to flight. That being said, weather permitting, some engine run demonstrations are planned for the WWII-era liason aircraft.

Click HERE to learn more about the event.

Visitors can check out progress with the restoration of the unit’s PBY Catalina and learn about future plans for this important project. To support this event – and the restoration of the PBY – please click HERE.


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