Stanton Airfield celebrates Father's Day with Fly-In

Click to enlargeStanton Airfield, formerly Carleton Airport, celebrated its heritage on Father’s Day by hosting a Fly-in and pancake breakfast that was enjoyed by several thousand visitors and area residents.

This annual event is one of the most popular Fly-ins in the State of Minnesota because pilots consider Stanton Airfield to be a special and enjoyable airport to visit. “It is one of the few remaining grass strip airports and one that treasures it’s heritage as a place to train new pilots and to enjoy recreational flying” says Ray Rought, MNDOT’s Director of the Aeronautics division who attended the event.

The local Cannon Falls Lions Club did a fine job serving breakfast, with over 1200 meals served. Many local residents came to see the wide variety of aircraft on display, show their children a little bit about aviation, and to share a meal with friends The local Stanton United Methodist church also held services in one of the Stanton hangars as part of the event, a tradition that their congregation seems to enjoy.

“It means a lot to us to have area pilots and residents celebrate Stanton Airfield’s importance to the local community” says Tom Rent, secretary of Stanton Sport Aviation. “We have trained hundreds of pilots over the years here, and we enjoy seeing them at this event and hearing them express what Stanton Airfield has meant to them in their careers in aviation or if they fly just for fun. This annual event is a great treat for local families and it good to see so many young people showing a fascination and interest in flying” says Rent.

Stanton Airfield is open every day and provides airplane and glider flight instruction as well as rides. We’d encourage local residents to stop by or simply learn more at The airfield can also be reached at 1-507-645-4030.

Tom Rent is secretary of Stanton Sport Aviation.