Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue
With the cancellation of Breezy Point Aviation Days 2020 due to the pandemic, there was pent-up enthusiasm for the annual fly-in held Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Breezy Point Airport – Muller Field (8MN3), Breezy Point, Minnesota.
This fly-in is completely free, including the food and drinks, and there are no parking or landing fees. Over 1,200 people showed up to see the 87 airplanes that flew in, and the 74 classic cars on display.
Breezy Point Resort bought farmland in 1964 and built the 2576 X 50 ft. paved, unlit runway (17/35) that exists today. Most recently, an asphalt parking area was built on the East side, midfield.
The resort retained ownership of the airport over the years, even though the ownership of the resort changed. The airport and the resort finally parted company in 1980, when Hopkins House Breezy Point Co. which bought the resort in 1968, sold the airport to a group of pilots and Breezy Point Airport, Inc. was founded. Most of the adjacent properties, hangars and residences along the runway are deeded to private owners.
The airport is private and operated by its shareholders. Flight operations are limited to its members and their guests. Pilots who flew in for the fly-in were required to preregister in advance at https://www.breezypointairport.com/ and receive a briefing.
The mission of Breezy Point Airport – Muller Field is to further the enjoyment of general aviation by providing an airport that is safe and valuable to the community. The airport is located 12 miles north of Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, northwest of Pelican Lake.
The Breezy Point Airport Preservation Group is an affiliated group of aviation enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the property as an active airport. The group supports growth in the number of pilots who use the airport and who become shareholders in the airport corporation.
For more information, contact the airport manager, Cliff Muller, at 218-838-3434. Tom Moroni is treasurer of Breezy Point Airport, Inc.