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DNR Pilot Has Dual Vocational Title

Professional aviators frequently aspire to fly for an airline. Airlines are a big target, about 110,000 pilot positions exist in the United States. Some pilots want to be in corporate aviation, and...

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Wipaire Delivers Milestone Order

A recent milestone amphibious float delivery by South St. Paul-based Wipaire, Inc. brought back fond memories for the company's CEO and president. Chuck Wiplinger recalls when his father, Ben, and...

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Confessions of an Airshow Announcer – 'The Growler'

The red-white-red tips began their slow meshing. Gradually, with the deep growl of the four 2450 hp Rolls Royce Griffon 57A's increasing, the contra-rotating blades became a mad blur. If you suffered...

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Airlake Aero Flying Club Honors Member

The Airlake Aero Flying Club recently celebrated the distinguished military retirement of one of its pilot members. Rick Connolly was born in Bloomington, Minnesota. He graduated from Thomas...

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Sunny Saturday Maintenance

Hangar 3 at Fleming Field in South St. Paul was a busy place Saturday, April 17. Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing volunteers completed a photo session featuring Miss Mitchell, the Wing's B-25J...

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Wings of North Presents Dubay Scholarship

Wings of the North is pleased to announce Alyssa Voit as the non-profit organization's 2021 Dubay Scholarship winner. She was selected from among over 30 applications to receive this $2,000...

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FAA Flight Standards District Office Awards

Every year the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) in Minneapolis has nominations for Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and...

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Town Hall Recaps Crystal Runway Changes

The Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team's popular Saturday morning webinar series serving Flying Cloud Airport (KCFM) recently reached a new audience online. Laura Herrmann, FAASTeam...

SEH Honored For Duluth Sky Harbor Engineering

SEH’s Duluth Airport Authority’s Sky Harbor Airport Runway Relocation effort was one of four company projects that received engineering excellence awards during the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s (ACEC-MN) 54th...

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Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check with contacts to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send information to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish when space is available. June 4-6: LeSueur, MN: Marginal Aviation...

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March Mystery Airplane Contest

Between the World Wars, Wichita was the center of aviation in the United States. In January 1925, Clyde Cessna, Lloyd Stearman, Walter Beech, and Olive Ann Mellor (later Mrs. Olive Ann Beech), along...

Death by Diphenhydramine: The Benadryl Bane

If you look at the autopsy data of pilots killed in aviation accidents the No. 1 drug found in their bloodstreams is diphenhydramine. It is marketed as Benadryl® and a host of other brand names. You would think the most common killer would be...

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GMAG's return brings fresh air, airplanes, aviators

The 2021 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) is just around the corner and we truly hope to see you at the Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE) on Friday and Saturday, May 21-22, 2021! We have put...

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Airport of the Month - Project Spotlight

When Orville stepped off the Wright Flyer on Dec. 17, 1903, the first thing he said was, "Where's the bathroom?" Well, maybe not. But once flights got longer toilets became a high priority after...

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Use of a Checklist

In my years of flying, I have either done or instructed people that have done just about anything that can happen to a GA plane. One of the highest things that pilots don’t do or forget is the use...

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