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 By Tom Lymburn    News    September 1, 2017 

Oshkosh: Where to Begin?

"You've been coming here a long time." It wasn't a question and I wasn't sure if it had implied age or I just looked like an Oshkosh veteran. "Over 30 years," I admitted. "This is our first time....

 

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AirVenture winners in 2017 include Pat Harker's Stinson L-5, which not only won best L-5, but a Silver Wrench. The impressive aircraft is based at Anoka County Airport in Blaine. Tom Lymburn's...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    September 1, 2017 

Surfside

This year's MSPA's Annual Picnic saw a record number of attendees, in part due to the duo purpose of a much anticipated pig roast combined with the surprise awarding of a commemorative plaque to...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    September 1, 2017 

Elbow Lake Fly-in Open House

Lots of eye catching air traffic, food to salivate over (graciously served by Grant County Lions), an FBO fast becoming famous far beyond its local borders, an energetic, savvy engineering firm...

 
 By Roy Forsstrom    News    September 1, 2017 

Glider Operations for the Powered Pilot

With the soaring season well underway, upper Midwest pilots are working to improve their skills to safely fly their gliders longer and farther. As a long-time glider pilot, I often meet pilots who...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Starbuck Airport holds 40th Annual Fly-In

Pope County Flyers member, Don Lilienthal submitted several photos of the July 1, Starbuck Airport Fortieth Annual Fly-In Breakfast which was held in conjunction with Starbuck Heritage Days. Eight...

 
 By Al Alwin    News    August 1, 2017

FAAST

You want to fly a more challenging (up or down) aircraft than the one you currently wear like an old pair of shoes, or you want to fly off to Salt Lake City next month when the highest terrain you have encountered in your flying career thus far is th...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

A joyful gathering

Saturday morning, July 15, the skies around Rushford Municipal Airport looked a lot like MSP on a weekend. For at least two hours, planes were stacked up awaiting their turn to land. EAA Chapter 919...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Isle Private Airport welcomes visitors

Isle Airport hosted a most pleasant July 8 evening of under wing camping, a movie, bonfire, popcorn, and beverages in a two-day fly-in event that coincided with Isle City Days in northwestern...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Wings of the North celebrates 20th Annual AirExpo

The theme of this year's Wings of the North AirExpo held at Flying Cloud Airport July 15-16 was Heroes & Legends. An Evening with Eagles Dinner and Symposium was held at the Wings of the North...

 
 By Wipaire    News    August 1, 2017

Wipaire Makes ADS-B More Affordable

Wipaire, Inc. is doubling the Federal Aviation Administration’s $500 ADS-B rebate for piston aircraft owners to make ADS-B equipage more affordable. Wipaire’s additional $500 rebate, which can be paired with the FAA program for a total of...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Patriot Ride 2017 honors vets/law enforcement

The 12th Annual Dennis Kirk Patriot Ride was held July 8 at the Anoka County Blaine Airport at the Lynx FBO. The Patriot Ride recognizes and remembers the 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defens...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2017

They just kept coming

It was a day to fly, to be sure. The June Fly-In Breakfast at the Moose Lake Carlton County Airport brought people out in droves, not only to eat pancakes and see the wide variety of aircraft, but to...

 
 By A.R. Vander Vegt    News    July 1, 2017

Honoring histories and forging futures

What connection does small town, tourist-stop Hinckley, Minnesota have with a landmark flight from Marathon, Florida to Havana, Cuba? The answer may come as a surprise, but it's a lot more than first...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2017

Aitkin Airport Annual Fly-In Breakfast and Car Show

Aircraft attracting attention at the Aitkin Airport's 23 Annual Fly-In Breakfast June 25 included the LifeLink III helicopter, Adventure North Flying Services's 1979 Grumman Tiger, and Platt...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2017

Giving honor where honor is due

Saturday, June 24, Faribault Airport officially commemorated the Liz Wall Strohfus Field. Pat Rice and Kathy Larson of the American Association of University Women presided over the ceremony, which...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2017

Scholarship opportunities abound in aviation

With the acute shortage of people to fill currently vacant positions in the airline industry, companies are looking for ways to draw interest to their specialty fields. One proven, effective way to...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2017

Book Review: Aerial Toys-Adventures With Flying Machines

When your first airplane is the one you made of clothespins right around the time you learned to walk; when your father is a commercial airline pilot; when your mother encourages you in your aviation...

 
 By Jeff Jorgenson    News    July 1, 2017

Surviving an airplane crash

As a Flight Instructor, I have covered emergency procedures ad nauseam. Follow maintenance procedures; make sure everything is documented and up to date. Do a thorough walk-around; file a flight...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    July 1, 2017

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductees

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame board is proud to announce the names of the 2018 Inductees. Six persons will be inducted at a Spring 2018 Induction Banquet; they are: Darrell E. Bolduc, aircraft engine specialist and seaplane pilot. Bolduc...

 
 By James Bulgerin    News    July 1, 2017

Duluth Air Expo draws full crowd

This year the Duluth airshow, June 3rd and 4th, featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels & Canadian Forces Snowbirds. The USAF flew the newest, and one of the most venerated planes, the F-35 Lightening...

 
 By Heather McNevin    News    July 1, 2017

Request Flight Following

Many pilots are intimidated to ask for flight following, but it can be a great additional layer of safety for your flight! You'll get another set of eyes watching over you and helping you spot...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2017

Rushford extends welcome

Rushford Aviation, Inc. is putting out a warm welcome to avi-ators for several reasons this summer. During its July 15 fly-in a ceremony will be held announcing the airport's new name: Rushford...

 
 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,...

 

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