Part of the adventure of AirVenture is getting there as pleasantly and hassle free as possible. Careful fuel planning before launch is wise but often the best planning comes during the last hour of planned cruise as winds and range have played out in real time and goals going forward take shape.

This year our best option for a fuel stop, all things considered, was Yankton Chan Gurney (KYKN) in South Dakota a thrown prop tip away from the Nebraska border.

We had no idea what to expect but boy were we pleasantly surprised. Not only was the local FBO Offering an advertised show special fuel price of $4.85, available all week, but the FBO had a complimentary buffet lunch available inside with a wide variety of food and drink.

Just a reminder of good ole’ country aviation friendliness and Oshkosh embrace.

Thanks Yankton crew. We will be back.

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Myron Nelson
Myron Nelson soloed at 16 and has been a professional pilot for over 30 years, having flown for Lake Powell Air, SkyWest Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. He also flies for the Flying Samaritans, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides medical and dental care in Baja California, Mexico. A first-time builder, Myron currently flies N24EV, his beautiful RV-10. He has also owned a C-150 and a Socata TB-9.


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