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From the Archives - December 1971

How do you say goodbye to an airplane? Not just any airplane, but a silver winged giant that has been a part of your life for the last 12 years. Not the prettiest flying machine in the world, but her...

A GREAT Minnesota Aviation Gathering

The Minnesota Pilots Association met on Friday and Saturday, April 26-26, at a new location this year, Buffalo Municipal Airport west of the Twin Cities for their Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering...

ICE REPORT

Thanks to all who joined us for ICEPORT 2019. I trust everyone had a spectacular time. I would especially like to thank Mac's Twin Bay for doing such a fantastic job plowing us a beautiful "iceway"...

News Brief

(Columbia, SC) SC Aerospace, an industry cluster of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (the Council) has named Don Myers, as Advisory Board Chair. Don is the Director of Aerospace Sales...

News Brief

Minneapolis, MN – Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI) has received a PMA from the FAA to produce and sell new replacement exhaust stacks and mufflers for the popular Piper PA 28R-200/201/201T...

News Brief

Schweiss Doors updates installation/delivery truck Schweiss Doors has manufactured a new-design utility box for its bifold and hydraulic door installers to use at the jobsite to improve the...

A memorable cross country

To paraphrase the title of a long-standing monthly feature in Flying Magazine: From this I learned more about flying. It was May 1990. My instrument ticket, gained in a concentrated 2-week effort at Lunken field, Cincinnati, was 5 months old. I had...

News Brief

EAA invites all flying P-51 aircraft to Oshkosh for this summer’s activities EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 27, 2019) — World War II ace Clarence “Bud” Anderson, a National Aviation Hall of Fame member who was a triple...

News Brief

Fellow Apollo astronaut Joe Engle also part of July 26 evening program, EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (April 2, 2019) , Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins will be the featured guest as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 commemorates...

News Brief

USAF and Air Combat Command working with EAA on aircraft demonstrations EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 29, 2019) — A roster of the most legendary American military aircraft in history, from iconic World War II airplanes to...

Upcoming Events

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The Mystery Airplane

The Army was impressed by the Luftwaffe's use DFS 230 assault gliders on 10 May 1940, in the surprise capture of Belgium's Fort Eben-Emael and a bridge over the Albert Canal. As a result, it ordered...

Aeromedical Forum

The days are getting longer. The temperatures edging upward along with the cumulus build ups. It will soon be summer flying time! But before you start buzzing off to all those great pancake breakfast...

GMAG 2019 Another Success

We are just coming off of another successful Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, and we think that our event serves as an opportunity to oil the rusty spots of our flying skills. Let’s face it, for...

Airport of the Month

Once upon a time pilots training for their instrument ratings regularly practiced approaches at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It's true, that really happened. MSP had the only...

FAAST

Listening to a favorite Podcast recently has brought Carbon Monoxide to the front of my concerns so much so that a portable industrial CO detector was purchased and put into use. Please check out Aviation News Talk episode 90 which discussed the...

May Cover

Four Boy Scout troops from Farmington, Delana, Buffalo and Kimball were at Buffalo Municipal Airport on Saturday to earn their aviation merit badges. They also were able to meet a lot of aviators as...

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