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 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...

 

Stitt receives scholarship

In 2016 a Scholarship program established in to celebrate Academy College's 80th Anniversary. The scholarship provides $10,000 for one aviation degree-seeking student pursuing a professional pilot...

 
 By Don Lilienthal    News    January 1, 2018

Pope County Flyer member shares news from Starbuck, Minnesota

Ron Renner was attending Air Venture 2016 in Oshkosh with his grandson, who thought it would be so much fun to sit in an actual airplane cockpit. Later, back home in Glenwood, Minnesota, Ron thought...

 
 By MAHoF    News    December 1, 2017

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame announces scholarship availability

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHoF) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to be awarded at the Annual MAHoF Induction Banquet. These scholarships will be awarded to...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2017

Accelerated Aviation Instruction gains space

In 2015, Jim Jacobson entered into an agreement with Albert Lea Municipal Airport FBO owner, Jim Hanson to provide flight instruction from a building on the airport grounds. Both understood plans for...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2017

Sound advice from Tracy Municipal Airport

It's been said the best leaders are not those who gather huge numbers of followers, but those who empower others. Such a man is 91-year-old Homer Dobson. "When you write this article, stress the...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2017

Wheels and Wings

There were some great sights at the Wheels and Wings Fly-In/Drive-In in Osceola, Wisconsin this past September. On the agenda were Wissota Skydivers from the Indianhead Sport Parachute Club,...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    November 1, 2017

Reno 2017: Images and Imaginings

“No luggage?” It was oh-dark-thirty and we’d just left the VW at the Park-N-Fly. Sue had a small shoulder bag and I had my camera bag. “It went ahead on the semi.” “Semi?” “We’re...

 
 By Tree of Hope    News    November 1, 2017

Coming Soon!! TREE OF HOPE 2017

What is Tree of Hope? Tree of Hope is an all volunteer program that collects and distributes toys to hospitals across Minnesota for children that are in the hospital over the holidays. Who is...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2017

Flight Line Gifts

If you've attended an aviation event at Anoka County Blaine Airport over the course of the past 21 years, chances are high you've met Craig Schiller. You may have known him as the first volunteer at...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2017

Cooking American for international crowd

Mark Nesheim has such a passion for cooking Classic American Café that he opened a restaurant serving the international jet set. Kimmy Fox, Nesheim's, business partner serves Nesheim's "amazing food"...

 
 By D. Lee    News    November 1, 2017

New airport terminal opens in International Falls

D. Lee, SEH The airport serves as one of four international ports of entry into the United States and approximately 15,000 passengers arrive and depart from the airport daily. The airport is also one...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Second generation Satnan Avionics thrives

Mark Satnan's fond childhood memories of time spent with his father in South Dakota impacted the way he lives today. "He worked nights all the time," said Satnan. "He'd drag me out to the shop at...

 

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