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 By Greg Klein    News    June 1, 2018 

Education with purpose

In the Beginning One typical school day as we were in the shop supervising our students' projects, two individuals I had never met walked into the school and introduced themselves. John Bucher,...

 
 By C.M Swanson    News    June 1, 2018 

Another Successful MSPA Pilot Safety Seminar

A variety of seaplanes nestle into place on the beach at Madden's Resort on East Gull Lake in Brainerd, host of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association 2018 Seaplane Pilots Safety seminar the...

 
 By C.M.Swanson    News    June 1, 2018 

Minnesota Pilots Association's 2018 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering

The Minnesota Pilots Association Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, held 27-28 April at the Anoka County Blaine Airport, Jane's Field, hosted by the Golden Wings Aviation Museum, was a compendium of...

 
 News    June 1, 2018 

NATA holds Industrial Town Hall at Thunderbird Aviation

Michael France, Managing Director of Safety and Training for the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) held an Industry Town Hall meeting hosted by Thunderbird Aviation in Eden Prairie, May 10. Discussion points included the shortage of...

 
 By Wipaire Inc    News    June 1, 2018 

Andrew San Giacomo new Director of Aircraft Services at Wipaire, Inc

Wipaire, Inc.® has welcomed Andrew San Giacomo as Director of Aircraft Services with oversight of Wipaire's wide range of services. Andrew will lead and manage teams in Minnesota specializing in a...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 1, 2018

DroneTECH meets BaseCamp

"Keep it nice and low to the ground. We're going to try it one more time. Ready? All right. You have control." These words spoken by Associate Dean of Aerospace at Northern Community and Technical...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 1, 2018

A&Ps at MSP

If the idea of a three-digit income, variety in the workplace, and free airline tickets to anywhere in the world is appealing, becoming an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic for a major airline...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 1, 2018

Surprise for Phoenix

Editor's note Grandpa Steve Young reported that grandson Phoenix was delightfully surprised with the cover and feature story in the April Issue of the Minnesota Flyer magazine. "Surprised" is the key...

 
 By MATA    News    May 1, 2018

MATA announces new mentorship program

MATA is proud to announce a new Mentorship Program available exclusively to its members who may need or want some advice or guidance with respect to their operation. MATA Mentors will consult with...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    May 1, 2018

HOF Inductee Wall finds home at Wings of North Museum

It was a celebratory afternoon and evening April 21 as the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Wings of the North Aviation Museum at Flying Cloud Airport to present...

 
 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...

 

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