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 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2017 

Pilots loving learning

From its well attended educational sessions to the EAA Leadership Summit Saturday night, the fourth annual Minnesota Pilots Association Great Minnesota at the Anoka county Blaine Airport was another...

 
 By CM. Swanson    News    June 1, 2017 

Air Race Classic 2017 flies east to west route

Tracy Lovness is passionate about flying, committed to her goal, and intensely detail oriented. All are components necessary to compete well in the 41st Annual Air Race Classic (ARC) June 20-23,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2017 

MSPA Safety Seminar

Inclement weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of those who gathered at Minnesota Sea Plane Association's Safety Seminar held May 19-21 at Madden's Resort in Gull Lake. The beach was full of...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2017 

Aviation Day at the Capitol

Though there were no burning issues, Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA) Gordon Hoff knows the wisdom of aviation enthusiasts establishing relationships with...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2017 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

The 28th Annual Induction Ceremony of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame began, as usual, with a social hour and banquet at the Hyatt Regency Bloomington on April 22. What was most unusual was the...

 
 By c.m. Swanson    News    June 1, 2017 

Cover Photo

COVER PHOTO: When Chuck Cook, pilot and owner of the T-28B he hangars at Anoka County Blaine Airport offered a ride to fellow pilot Mike Swiridow during the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, Mike...

 
 News    May 1, 2017

Cover Photo

Isle Flying Club members Norb and Annette Gregory from Farmington taxi into Isle Airport in their beautifully restored 1946 model 8A Luscombe to participate in one of the airport's events drawing...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 1, 2017

Isle Airport ponders private to public status

Back in the 1950s and 60s, sod airstrips dotted farmlands all over the country. One such entity, Isle Airport on Mille Lacs Lake in Isle, Minnesota was activated in July 1956. While hangars and a...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 1, 2017

Looking for a home away from home

After accumulating aircraft and historically relevant aviation items for over 33 years, the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum finds itself in a tight spot, figuratively and literally. "Since we've h...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    May 1, 2017

Minnesota's Ten Most Significant Aviator Persons #8 in a series

When I began this series of spotlights on Minnesota's top ten most important aviation persons, my intention was to feature the ten persons whose names had been foremost in the news and made the...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 1, 2017

Kids at KANE

Anoka County Blaine Airport continues to grow its reputation as a community friendly facility. EAA Chapter 237, Twin Cities Aviation, R.C. Avionics, the American Wings Museum, and Golden Wings Museum...

 
 By C.M Swanson    News    April 1, 2017

Here's your invitation to Aviation Day at the Capitol

Aviation enthusiasts from the region will gather April 26 at the Capitol in St. Paul to look their state legislators in the eye, offer a warm handshake, and establish (or refresh) a personal...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2017

Meet Me in Moose Lake

For years, Michael J. Grzincich kept a photograph his mother gave him of his four-year-old self sitting in the cockpit of his grandfather's 1964 Cessna 172F. "I remember seeing that plane," said...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    April 1, 2017

Minnesota's ten most important aviation pioneers – part 7 Charles Lindbergh 1902-1974

If you have heard the name Charles Lindbergh, you already know why he is so well known. His May 20-21, 1927 solo flight, ninety years ago this May, from New York to Paris is perhaps the single most...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2017

Allard passes banquet management baton to Rohlfing

When people take their places at the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet on April 22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, regular attendees will notice a marked change. Since its inception i...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2017

GMAG 2017 moves to Saturday/Sunday time frame

Look for a few changes in the Fourth Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) coming April 29-30 to the Anoka County Blaine Airport (KANE). "Something new this year is, we are holding it on a...

 
 By Laura Herrmann    News    April 1, 2017

FAAST

We all enjoy aviation whether it be a few laps in the pattern, a trip with friends for lunch or visiting family out of state. But, many pilots reach a point in their aviation career when they begin to wonder if there is something more. And, that's...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2017

Sea Plane Safety Seminar to splash down up north

Minnesota Sea Plane Pilots Association's Spring Sea Plane Safety Seminar will be splashing down on May 19-21 at Madden's Resort at Gull Lake...especially Saturday afternoon during the accuracy...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2017

Hardy folks make river landings in Warroad

Warroad Lions Club held their 39th Annual Fly-In Breakfast in February, bringing in a wide variety of aircraft from around the regions. Landings were on the Warroad River. God weather, fantastic...

 
 By Rick Mercil    News    March 1, 2017

Father, son share aviation for the joy of it!

Eight years ago in January, my life changed forever when Rosa and I adopted our son Hayden. Our adult girls had left the nest and this little guy came into our lives out of our desire to provide him...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2017

Jackson/TrickAir Ski Plane Fly-In draws 25 hearty aircraft

Apparently Paul Jackson just can't get enough of aviation. He is a Captain at Southwest Airlines based at Chicago Midway, the proud owner of a Cessna 180H awaiting a ferry flight from Olympia, Washing...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2017

From farm fields to fulfilling airport

In the early 1940s, high school buddies Orv Amundson and Harold Fjoslien were awed by the sight of an adventurous barnstormer flying over Elbow Lake farms, landing in and taking off from the fields....

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2017

General Aviation banquet draws aviators together

Having a 2017 Cirrus SR22T G6 aircraft in the banquet room is a sure-fire way to let people know this event is all about general aviation. The Southeast Minnesota Flying Club, EAA Chapter 100, the...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2017

Aircraft owner paradise = Longville Municipal Airport

In a day and age where some rural airports struggle to keep the doors open, Longville, Minnesota, with a population of just 156, has a municipal airport that thrives. Longville Municipal Airport was e...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2017

EAA Chapter 237's Super Saturdays

C.M. Swanson Controlled excitement just oozes out of EAA Chapter 237 members, based at Anoka County Blaine Airport. Reasons are many and varied. For some, it's Super Saturdays. The second Saturday of...

 

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