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Thread: Mt. Rushmore – Rapid City, SD (KRAP) April 17 – 19, 2020

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    Mt. Rushmore – Rapid City, SD (KRAP) April 17 – 19, 2020

    Yes April 2020 seems a way out there, but both for planning and gauging interest...

    A big weekend of big events in Rapid City. Arrive for the “Raid Across South Dakota” at the Air and Space Museum to commemorate the Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942. The Museum will have an authentic WWII B-25 bomber from Sioux Falls onto Ellsworth AFB where it will take part in a base event commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Raid. 1330 hours at the KRAP FBO. We’ll enjoy this event and tour the museum on Friday.


    Dinner at the Rapid City Fire House Brewery (

    Fire House Brewery.jpg

    There are many hotels in Rapid City, prices range from $60’s to $120’s, so plenty to select from as planning gets set.

    On Saturday the 18th a tour of Mt. Rushmore to take in Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln in the morning. The afternoon we can take in some of the other many options there, including the Crazy Horse Memorial (, or take in the Badlands Nat. Park (, or the Black Hills Caverns ( or something else that strikes our fancy!

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    Sunday morning the 19th we can depart with scenic fly over of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments as we head home.
    April weather in Rapid City is usually in the low 60’s with low 40’s at night, so better flying performance! Rapid City is 3,200 MSL and has an 8,700 runway.

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    Mt Rushmore from air 2.jpg

    Mt Rushmore from air.jpg
    Michael Dunlevie

    N9185S has taken me, so far...

    It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln

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    Sounds like a good trip. To far for me to travel, have a good time folks.

    I worked at Homestake Gold mine in Lead SD for a bit and got my PPL in Spearfish SD. Love that area. Custer state park has a small strip 3V0. A nice place to stop after viewing Mt Rushmore.

    PPL and Owner since 1996

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    Michael, Great idea! I will plan to attend this fly-in.
    Dave Stevens
    N7994L Super Mouse

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    I'm starting long range planning. I hope to attend.
    Les Gawlik

    N6008L M-2087
    Martin State Airport (KMTN), Baltimore, Maryland

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    Mike, I put this on my calendar for next spring, but will have to see what our obligations are as we get closer. Sounds good.
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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