Field Condition Report (1/31/2014): There is plenty of snow on the ground at Brodhead Airport with more expected on Saturday. Some places on the runways are wind eroded with grass sticking through but is fine for ski-equipped aircraft. The snow is too deep for wheeled aircraft. The wind looks to be light with pleasant temperatures in the 20s.
EAA Chapter 431’s annual Groundhog Chili Ski Fly-In is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brodhead Airport. As always, fly in, drive in or walk in for a mid-winter break and join us for some winter flying. Chili and all the fixins’ will be available in the Chapter Building for a free-will donation.
Chapter 431 has long hosted an annual skiplane fly-in in the middle of the long, cold Wisconsin winters to get local pilots out of their hibernation and join us for some homemade chili and hangar flying, and for those properly dressed, some chatting and commiseration around the fire pit. The event usually falls around Groundhog Day, so the name has sort of stuck.