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 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...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Hector Airport does it again!

This year's 75 Annual Fly-In Breakfast and Ping Pong Ball Drop at Hector Municipal Airport offered a close up view of some pretty impressive aircraft. Event organizer Ed Newberg issued an invitation...

 
 By Rick Mercil    News    October 1, 2017

Well earned smiles

The joys of flying typically bloom in the summer for most pilots. They finally open their hangar, get some light to shine on that bird and clean off that layer of dust that forms from months of...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Planes, models, cars, community members gather at Windom Airport

Windom Municipal Airport’s August 27 Fly-In Breakfast provided an opportunity for 32 private aircraft beauties to line the field next to the taxiway like models on a spotlit runway. A hearty...

 
 By Schweiss Doors    News    October 1, 2017

Schweiss Doors premier choice for Waterloo airport hangars

If there was a gathering place for hangar doors, the Waterloo Regional Airport may qualify. Schweiss Doors has been delivering bifold doors to the Waterloo, Iowa airport for the last 20 years, some...

 

Wipaire receives Chinese approval for Wipline 13000 floats

Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted approval for Supplemental Type Certificate SA2CH for the installation of Wipline® 13000...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Aviation gift shop opens in Blaine

Flight Line Gifts, a new aviation specialty shop in Blaine, officially opened its doors for business in June. Offerings include books, clothing, cool tech, models, aviation prints, pilot supplies, war relics, and fun toys. In addition, Flight Line...

 
 By C.M.Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Flying Cloud Air Tour 2017

This year’s Flying Cloud Air Tour took participants to Park Falls Airport, right next to the Country Club where the event’s activity was a friendly golf competition. Congratulations are in order...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Vintage aircraft fly-over adds flair to the fair

It was an impressive lineup at the Anoka County Blaine Airport as efforts were coordinated to present attendees of the Minnesota State Fair with a visual treat beyond anything else they may have...

 
 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....

 

Cover Photo

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...

 

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...

 

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