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 By Steve Young    News    April 1, 2018 

Meet Me in Moose Lake

Thanks to Minnesota Flyer reader, Steve Young of Wadena who wrote to us about several treasured experiences in aviation. He and Wendy, his wife also flew to Moose Lake for an interview in our Meet Me...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2018 

Lake Area Technical Institute's Learjet Capstone Project

It may seem difficult to make a connection between pheasant hunting and a trip to Arkansas to retrieve a Learjet, but for Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) in Watertown, South Dakota, the dots are...

 
 By Gary Black    News    April 1, 2018 

Cirrus Aircraft out and about

Ol' stomping grounds We displayed our 7,000th Edition SR22T and Vision Jet on the aircraft carrier, USS MIDWAY CV-41, in San Diego. I flew off this carrier in 1985-1987 . It was great to show over...

 
 By Staff    News    April 1, 2018 

2018 Aviation Day at the Capitol and KSTP

This year's Aviation Day at the Capitol, sponsored by MATA, MBAA, and MGA will kick off at the KSTP terminal building at Holman Field, then move to the Capitol. Wondering if you ought attend?...

 
 By Joe Kildea    News    April 1, 2018 

Push to give away ATC ends – for now

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), the leading proponent of legislation calling for the removal of air traffic control from the FAA, announced he would no...

 
 By Rick Mercil    News    April 1, 2018 

Flyers who take advantage of winter events

Fellow aviators: We sure had a great couple of weekends in February and March for flying. Jr's corner put on a great fly-in on February 24 on Upper Red Lake. The hot roast beef sandwich was one of...

 
 By Staff    News    April 1, 2018 

Young Eagle milestone reached

EAA announced more than two million children between eight and 17 years old have been introduced to airplanes and aviation through the Young Eagles program which provides free rides by volunteer...

 
 By Craig Schiller    News    April 1, 2018 

Flightline Gifts seeks aviation related items

Flight Line Gifts is happy to announce the continued growth of our new aviation retail store. We helped many customers back in December looking for aviation gifts for family and friends. We continue...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2018

A birthday celebration... the Young Eagles way!

In the few hours before his official 18th birthday, Moose Lake, Minnesota resident Anakin Wilson did something he had never done before. He flew an airplane. "I'm the Young Eagles Coordinator from...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2018

Is ATC privatization on the horizon?

It didn't take long after Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903 for humankind to believe we could, indeed, fly. The rate at which aviation grew over the next 20...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    March 1, 2018

Minnesota's Ten Most Significant Aviation Persons

As I mentioned in part eight of this series, my intention is to give the reader a knowledge of the top ten icons of Minnesota aviation through the years. No slights were intended among the state's...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2018

Super bowl brings super air traffic

The Super Bowl hosted in Minneapolis brought air traffic from all over the world. Lynx FBO at Anoka County Blaine Airport had up to 85 jets parked on its runways. Many reliever airports provided...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2018

Class is in session...

Since its foundation in 1965, Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) in Watertown, South Dakota has been training students for the workforce. That training is now recognized on a national level. In 2017...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2018

Winter flying!

It was one of those events you shouldn't have missed. January 20 presented a perfect day for the Second Annual TrickAir Ski Plane Fly-In at Paul Jackson's Sea Plane Base in McGregor, Minnesota. Over 5...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2018

A gathering of Aeroncas...

It was back in 1960 when LaVern Knoepke drove to the Pipestone Airport in southwestern Minnesota to check out a 1940 pre-war, stick controlled Aeronca Chief he heard was for sale. "The guy who owned...

 
 By AOPA    News    February 1, 2018

Minnesota's own Mark Baker inducted into Livings Legends of Aviation

AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker was among a distinguished group of aviators inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation January 19, at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. Baker was recognized...

 
 By Bob Peasley    News    February 1, 2018

Hangar flying with bounce

About seven years ago I met Don, a retired seed corn salesman and avid ping pong player. We hit it off right away. He asked if I had ever played ping pong or if I was interested in playing. I last...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2018

Isle Airport reports up-tick in activity, membership, community awareness

It's so refreshing to hear good news. That is exactly what Dave Retka, Isle Flying Club President in Isle, Minnesota offers regarding activity at the private grass strip. In his annual report, Retka...

 

Women in Aviation Workforce Act introduced in Senate

Women in Aviation International A statement released by Women in Aviation International President, Peggy Chabrian addresses recent legislation in the areas of workforce and education regarding women...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2018

Over 70 years of joyful flying!

Spring Grove, Minnesota resident Glenn Kinneberg will be 91 in February. If weather permits, and if he can clear his packed schedule, there is a good chance he will take his 1947 PA-11 Piper Cub out f...

 
 By Rick Braunig    News    January 1, 2018

Airport Security without TSA

If you do a search on airport security you can learn all about what you can bring with you on a Delta flight but it is hard to find information on security for airports without passenger service. With...

 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet 2018 announced

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame board invites Minnesota Flyer readers to join us for the 29th Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, April 21, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel...

 
 By Jay Bosch    News    January 1, 2018

Building a Pietenpol as a teenager

My Dad and I talked about flying ever since I can remember. He flew for John and Mary Jane Rice's Willmar Air Service doing flight instruction and crop spraying in overweight, underpowered Champs. I...

 
 By Tree of Hope    News    January 1, 2018

Tree of Hope 2017

Another successful year for Tree of Hope! The weather was perfect, probably the best year ever, with sunny skies and warm weather. Santa flew in in his Piper Super Cub and was on hand to welcome the...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2018

Santa sighted in Lino Lakes

Twas the Season to be Jolly, and Super Cub Santa was certainly that! "Santa's Elves did a super job decorating the super cub again this year!" said Randy Corfman, President of the MN Pilots...

 

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