Six pilots from an Experimental Aircraft Association chapter based out of Alexandria, Minn. flew to Terry recently.
“We’re always up for an excuse to exercise our aircraft and have a little fun,” pilot Randy Goeke explained.
The group of six, flew in with four airplanes.
Three spent the night in a tent at the Terry Airport, while the other three stayed in town.
“This is our first group venture out of the state,” Gaylen Lerohl said, explaining Terry came on the group’s radar after hearing from a hunting friend about the steaks served at the Roy Rogers.
“He said this is the place to be,” Lerohl recalled.
The 420-mile flight took about 4 hours with the group briefly stopping in Mandan, N.D. to refuel.
Experimental Aircraft Association is an international organization of aviation enthusiasts based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Over 1,000 chapters exist. The EAA was founded in 1953 by veteran aviator Paul Poberezny. The Alexandria, Minn. chapter has about 20 members.
Published July 15, 2009