MINERAL POINT, WIS. – Kevin King, airport manager, greeted each and every pilot as they arrived at Iowa County Airport in Mineral Point, Wis., for the airport’s annual Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast, June 17, 2012.
One of those pilots was Jeff Sedlock of La Crosse, Wisconsin, who flew in with his new RV-9A, which he built with Paul Irlbeck of Waubesha, Minnesota.
Sunny Martin of RC Avionics at Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Minnesota, installed the avionics in Sedlock’s RV-9A, which features an Advanced Avionics Primary Flight Display with two 11-inch monitors, GTX 327 transponder, and a Garmin 430 navcom. RC Avionics also powder coated the instrument panel. Martin is an AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer and lives in Rochester, Minnesota.
Airplane rides were aplenty, as were EAA Young Eagles orientation flights.
Rod Kindschi of Verona, Wisconsin, gave his 133rd EAA Young Eagles flight to Makenna Ferrell, 8, of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Ferrell’s uncle is a pilot with Sun Country Airlines in Minneapolis, Minn. Kindschi was flying a 100 hp Sting Sport Light Sport Aircraft.
Iowa County Airport is expanding once again with another group of hangars being plotted out for construction. The airport offers hangar leases, aircraft maintenance, two paved runways – 3600 and 5000 feet, GPS and NDB approaches, AWOS and a GCO, and 24-hour self-service fuel with both 100LL and Jet A.