First Monthly Volunteer Meeting Scheduled

Attention all past, current, future, and curious volunteers!

In an effort to provide more context about our organization and what you can do as a volunteer, we are going to begin having volunteer meetings each month. For now they will be once per month. As we move forward we may add more.

The meetings will consist of a quick business meeting as well as an update on upcoming events. We will also ask any visitors or new volunteers to introduce themselves. Most of these meetings will have some type of entertainment too. This may take the form of a guest speaker or movie and discussion. All current volunteers can bring friends or family who are interested in learning more about Wings of the North!

The first meeting will be August 31 beginning at 6:30 at the Museum. Our first speaker will be our own Bob Jasperson. Bob served in the US Air Force flying over 100 missions in Vietnam. He is currently the Wings of the North Museum Director.

The September volunteer meeting will feature John Beyl, Mark Tisler and Steve Kaminson. They will be discussing the rebuild of the P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” and Red Tail Reborn documentary. The date of this meeting is still TBD.

We’d love to see all of you there – especially those who may be new to our organization or are interested in becoming a volunteer! If you have any questions about what being a volunteer for Wings of the North entails we welcome you to join us on August 31st! Come with friends and come with questions!

An AirExpo Video…

Many thanks to Pete Rose for sharing his video and photos of AirExpo.

Pete Rose

A Word of Thanks

Dear Volunteers,

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to all our volunteers for a job well done!

Over the weekend I was able to make numerous observations that lead me to believe the future of Wings of the North is bright and promising.

As you may know, most of my previous experience with Air Expo was to handle the flight line duties.

This year I was able to spend some time observing other jobs that were being done by the volunteers of Wings of the North.

I observed countless examples of people that gave 150% effort towards completing the task at hand. In many cases it may not have even been their primary job, they just picked up the ball and ran with it!

Thank you volunteers, looking forward to working with you!

Steve Kaminsen
Wings of the North

Sad News

Long time friend of Wings of the North  – Vlado Lenoch was lost along with his passenger Bethany Root in P-51D Mustang “Baby Duck” yesterday in a crash in Kansas.  Our condolences to both families in this terrible tragedy.  We most recently saw Vlado fly Sierra Sue II in a heritage flight with an F-35 at the Duluth, MN airshow in June.

Last Minute Notes

Tickets are available at the gate!

This weekend will be a hot one! Please stay hydrated! We will have plenty of food vendors on site as well as pop and water for purchase. Coolers are NOT allowed on show grounds. Please see the list below for other prohibited items. Bags will be checked by security at entry.
• Coolers
• Guns, knives or other weapons
• Animals (service dogs are ok if they are properly licensed/uniformed) – DO NOT leave your animal in the car at the show. All animals should be left at home.
• Smoking of any kind is not allowed – this includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs, pipes, bongs, hookas, etc
• Recreational drugs of any kind
• Alcohol
• Additional items may be prohibited – signs will be posted at the admissions gates so please read through them carefully!