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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame to induct seven individuals in 2019

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame has completed their selection process for 2019. The following persons will be inducted at a Spring, 2019 banquet: Brian Addis, FBO of Wings, Inc., seaplane pilot,...

 
 By Sherman P. Booen    News    August 1, 2018 

From the Archives

Booen was born in Glenville, Minnesota, and learned to fly at Albert Lea in the Civil Pilot Training Program (CPT) before World War II. In 1942, he was assigned to the Air Material Command at Dayton,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2018 

Wings of the North AirExpo 2018

New to Wings of the North AirExpo for 2018 was Northland Community Technical College Aerospace's DRONE TECH program. UAS Instructor/Program Manager Jon Beck and Boy Scouts of Northern Star Council...

 
 By Mitchell Grossman    News    August 1, 2018 

Mitchell Gossman

Why would a pilot want to fly to all 135 of Minnesota's airports? Lots of reasons. Consider adding the "Fly Minnesota!" program to your list. After you land at 130 out of 135 airports and participate...

 
 By Bob Heavirland    News    August 1, 2018 

ISLE Fly-In serves over 600 breakfasts

Thanks to Bob Heavirland for the following report and photos from the Isle Fly-In of July 7-8 Fly-In. Heavirland joined the Isle Flying Club three years ago. Isle Airport is a private grass strip...

 
 By Don Lilienthal    News    August 1, 2018 

Starbuck Airport draws community

Thanks to Don Lilienthal for the following report and photos from the Starbuck Fly-In breakfast. The Starbuck Fly-In was held on Saturday, July 7. It was a windy day but no rain. We have a soft grass...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2018 

Flying in from the 1920s

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport was the only stop in Minnesota for the 2018 American Barnstormer's Tour. Area residents took full advantage of all the July 15-17 event had to offer including rides in...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    August 1, 2018 

View from the dock

A short time ago, historian, writer, 2010 Hall of Fame inductee, and Menahga, Minnesota resident, Noel Allard sent us the above image with the following comment: Interesting picture from a few days...

 
 News    August 1, 2018 

Civil Air Patrol celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Minnesota Flyer joins a host of other aviation centered organizations in congratulating the Civil Air Patrol on their 75th Anniversary. According to the CAP website, more than one million cadets...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Moose Lake Fly-In a bit under the weather

As is commonly known, inclement weather tends to put a damper on parades, lemonade stands, and aviation fly-ins. Such was the situation with the Moose Lake Carlton County Fly-In Breakfast, Saturday,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Drawing all eyes skyward

If you are looking for a role model to pick up a few pointers on how to be respectful to your heritage, drive or fly to Granite Falls, Minnesota for the next Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow. If you missed...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Wings of the North Air Museum hosts two-day event

Major Heather Penney held her audience captive recounting her experiences as an F-16 pilot called into action after the Pentagon was struck by terrorists on September 11, 2001. At the conclusion of he...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Rush City Fly-In draws people of all ages

One of the most positive aspects of community airport events is the family friendliness component. Always the Sunday before Father’s Day, this year’s Rush City Fly-In of June 10, gathered people...

 

Volunteers honor Veterans with memorial fly-over at Capitol

Photographer Chris Lundberg captured the essence of the day with this image of the Saturday, June 23, Fly-Over at the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul in honor of the Vietnam Veteran's Moving Wall, a...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Buffalo Airport Fly-In Breakfast and Air Show!

Buffalo Airport was the place to be June 10 for the sights and sounds of Mike Wiskus of West Metro Aviation and his Pitts S- 1-11B aerobatics aircraft. Wiskus flew right side up, upside down, tail...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    July 1, 2018

Sherman P. Booen 1913-2011

This is the final person in a list of the ten most important figures that have shaped Minnesota aviation over the years. In previous chapters, you have learned about Clarence Hinck, Shorty DePonti,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Discover Aviation Days

Discover Aviation Days at Anoka County Blaine Airport held in June offered a great pancake breakfast, FAA Safety Seminars, a Warbird Fly Over, T-6 Squad Fly-Overs, a K-9 Demonstration, Huey...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Beating the heat at Crystal Airport - Free ice cream!

Nothing cools off an extremely hot day like free ice cream and taking a turn at letting water escape from an official fire hose. Kids visiting the Crystal Airport Fly-In on an upper 90-degree day for...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Air show put together through blood, sweat and volunteers

Phil Fisher was drawn into the field of aviation through his certified welding skills and desire to help others. Over 27 years ago, a friend of Fisher's, who was also a member of the Planes of Fame av...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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