2024 Pietenpol/Hatz Reunion Information

JULY 18-21, 2024

The following information is provided by Cheeseland Chapter EAA 431 for attendees of the 2024 Pietenpol/Hatz Fly-in. Information is subject to change. For information about specific club activities, please refer to the Pietenpol website. Information provided here is subject to updates and changes. Last updated June 6, 2024

Use only the active E-W runway 9/27. Other runways will be closed to landing and departing aircraft earlier in the week and reopening Sunday afternoon (check NOTAM for exact times). All landing and departing aircraft: 800’ AGL left-hand pattern. Radio equipped aircraft use UNICOM on 122.9 but be aware that many aircraft are NOT radio equipped. Keep your eyes open…see and avoid and be predictable!

Fly-bys should be conducted south of the active runway 9/27 employing the standard racetrack pattern with a minimum safe altitude. Example: When runway 9 is active, fly-by traffic will practice a right-hand pattern. When runway 27 is active, all fly-bys will employ left-hand racetrack pattern. Please No fly-bys or low flying along closed runways 3/21 or 15/33!

When done flying for the day, or in the case of bad weather, please ensure that your aircraft is tied down. Please provide your own tie-downs.

100LL and ethanol-free auto fuel (MOGAS) is available at Brodhead; cash, check or credit card accepted. Times of operation will be posted at the pumps and in the pavilion. Self-serve fuel is available 24/7 at Monroe Municipal Airport, 10 nm west (KEFT).

Preferred aircraft camping areas are depicted on the airport diagram. If camping on or near closed runways remember they will reopen Sunday afternoon. Runway closures time for early arrivals; Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

If you are camping with your aircraft along the west woods, please stay in the mowed ares only.

There are no camping fees at Brodhead Airport, but donations are always appreciated to help offset the cost of maintenance.

RVs please use the south entrance. Early arrivals should set-up in the south parking lot until the diagonal runways are closed to aircraft operations on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Signage will be in place to guide you to the south driveway. You may park/camp along the east edge of the field along Airport Road and in the southeast runway turnaround area once it is closed with the yellow X. Additional camping is available for smaller campers (no RVs) on the southwest side by accessing the south driveway and following the road through Hangar Alley. The southwest runway turnaround is also available for camping once closed. Please do not park or stop and leave your vehicle in Hangar Alley as this is a fire lane. Do not drive across runways to access aircraft camping areas along the west side of the field.

All runways will reopen Sunday at noon. Please plan your site accordingly.

For driving directions, use “N2439 Airport Road” in your GPS or mapping program.

The nearest airport with commercial air carrier service is Dane County Regional Airport/Madison (KMSN) about 50 minutes north.


  • No campfires outside of the Fire Pit (see diagram above).
  • Pets must be on a leash and must not be left unattended.
  • Pets are not permitted in the food area.
  • Motorized vehicles are not to be operated by minors.
  • No parked vehicles or vehicle traffic to and from the west woods.


  • Thursday lunch: Sandwiches at the lunch window.
  • Thursday night: Spaghetti dinner by Shelley & Kevin from Texas.
  • Friday morning: Hot breakfast
  • Friday night: Traditional Wisconsin Fish Boil
  • Saturday morning: Pancake breakfast
  • Saturday night: Ray’s Famous Pork Chop Roast
  • Sunday morning: Continental breakfast

The lunch window on the back side of the chapter building will be open Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. offering sandwiches, hot dogs, sides and beverages. Cash only at the lunch window, please.

Drinks are available near the EAA lunch window, including cheap bottled water. In the event of very hot weather, we will make free bottled water available. The well water at Brodhead Airport has tested high for nitrates and is not suitable for infants or pregnant & nursing mothers.

There are fast-food and traditional restaurants in Brodhead (one mile north of the airport) and the Sand Burr Restaurant is about 1.5 miles southeast of the airport on County Hwy T. Rides are available for those on foot. Please ask at the registration table. Menus for local restaurants are posted on the bulletin board.

EAA Chapter 431 has a 7-passenger Honda Odyssey van available on a first-come first-served basis. There are also a number of bicycles available to use.

There is no motel in Brodhead but there are a number of Bed & Breakfasts and other rentals. A complete listing is here:


There are showers and bathrooms available in the main chapter building both in back and in the main room. First come, first served. Please help to keep them clean.

  • Porta-potties are scattered around the airport.
  • There is free (slow) WiFi at Pietenpol HQ and new this year, Broadband WiFi at the Kelch Aviation Museum.
  • There are cell phone and laptop charging stations in the pavilion.
  • There are no electric or water connections for RVs.
  • No campfires outside of the Fire Pit.
  • Pets must be on a leash and must not be left unattended.
  • Pets are not permitted in the food area.
  • Motorized vehicles are not to be operated by minors.
  • No parked vehicles or vehicle traffic to and from the west woods.

Call 911 for the Green County Sheriff or Brodhead Police/Fire/EMS. The airport manager can be reached at 608-576-6645.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us: webmaster@eaa431.org or call 608-897-1175.

Local astronomer Walter Trentadue will again be set up for night sky viewing on Saturday evening just south of the fire pit, weather permitting.

A nice lineup of informational forums is scheduled for the Brodhead Pietenpol Reunion, taking place on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20 in the EAA Chapter 431 clubhouse. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, July 19


Saturday, July 20


Times subject to change, but we expect this to be the final schedule.

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