32168 Airport Rd
Peterson, MN 55962
The City of Rushford and the Rushford Airport Commission are excited to announce the naming of Robert W. Bunke Field at the Rushford Municipal Airport. Robert Bunke was the driving force for the concept and construction of an airport in Rushford. His persistence and hard work paid off in August 1975, when it was licensed by the Minnesota Department of Aeronautics. The official airport dedication took place on June 26, 1977 – 40 years ago! Robert will be at this dedication ceremony to accept the honor and to celebrate his dream that began over 50 years ago.
Our local EAA Chapter 919 is also hosting a fly-in breakfast featuring biscuits and sausage gravy from the AirVenture Tall Pines Café. Pancakes, sausage, and eggs round out the menu. Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am until the food is gone. Free-will donation for breakfast.
The public is invited to attend and be part of this commemoration and celebration.