Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue
The Harbor View Pub & Eatery, located across from Price County Airport in the northern Wisconsin community of Phillips (KPBH), sponsored a fly-in brunch, lunch and airshow Fourth of July weekend. The event began with an airshow Friday evening, June 30, 2017, with the main event at 11:00 a.m., July 1. Dinner and refreshments were served prior to and following the Friday evening show; and breakfast, brunch and lunch were served prior to, during and following the airshow on Saturday. The Harbor View Pub & Eatery also hosted “Lake, Rattle & Roll” Saturday evening with dinner and live entertainment. The airshow was free to the public, and brunch was free to all pilots who flew in.
Featured airshow performers included Grant Nielsen of New Richmond, Wis., who performed in his CAP 232; Dave Scott of Shawano, Wis., who performed in his Pitts S1S; and Mike Weinfurter of Rhinelander, Wis., who did everything but aerobatics in his Cessna L19 Bird Dog. Darrel Massman of Waupaca, Wis., was air boss; Brittany Nielsen of New Richmond, Wis., announced the show from the airport; and Jeff Overby of Phoenix, Arizona, announced the show from the Harbor View Pub & Eatery. Helicopter rides were also available.
In addition to fly-in aircraft at the airport, floatplanes were encouraged to fly in to the Harbor View Pub & Eatery on Long Lake. Duane and Bonny Grube own the Harbor View, which is open 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. until midnight.
For pilots looking for an up north get-away on a lake, near an airport, Harbor View has a three-bedroom, four-season cottage for rent on the Long Lake chain of lakes, 100 yards from the restaurant. For additional information, call 715-492-4134 or 715-492-5914.
Aviation groups interested in flying in for lunch or dinner at the Harbor View Pub & Eatery are encouraged to call in advance: 715-339-2626 (www.harborviewonline.com). Self-service 100LL, Jet A and Mogas fuel is available at Price County Airport (www.pricecountywi.net).