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Aviation Has Critical Wildfire Prevention Role

Smokey Bear's campaign started on Aug. 9, 1944 and is the longest running public service advertisement in U.S. history. Fire safety is just as important today as it was during World War II. The...

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Perfect Conditions, Camaraderie Drive ICEPORT 2021

Organizer Mark Priglmeier reports ICEPORT 2021 was a huge success. A record-setting number of airplanes visited Mille Lacs Lake for the early March event. According to Priglmeier, the goal of the ice...

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Minnesota Pilots Association Gets Ready For GMAG

Minnesota Pilots Association President Randy Corfman received a resounding early indicator scheduling should continue for the Seventh Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) May 21-22 at...

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Buffalo-Based Boeing Stearman Leaves State

The sky over Buffalo this summer will be missing the sight and sound of a 450 hp Stearman biplane. The red with black trim airplane has been a familiar sight in the area for many years. But time...

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MAC Airports Buck COVID-19 Trend

The six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) collectively grew operations in 2020 by two% to total 326,044, or 6,381 more takeoffs and landings than in...

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Civil Air Patrol Cadets Ride Blackhawks

Forty Minnesota Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets and senior members received an unforgettable hands-on lesson in aerospace education in February as they flew through clear, cold skies circling their...

Minnesota Flyer Community Annoucements

If you have information you would like us to share please send it to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish as we have space available. May 21-22: The Seventh Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) is scheduled for May 21-22 at Buffalo...

Discover Aviation Days Remains On Hold

Discover Aviation Days organizers have received many inquiries about the popular event at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field) and its eventual return. According to Craig Schiller, DAD Planning Team member, the non-profit organization is...

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February Mystery Airplane Contest

Pfalz Flugzeug-Werke was established in October 1913 to license build Morane-Saulnier monoplanes. From these, it evolved its own series of Eindeckers fitted with synchronized machine guns. Further...

Breast Cancer and Medical Certification

Breast cancer is common. Currently, the average risk for a woman in the United States to develop breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. That’s about a 1 in 8 chance. Fortunately, if it is detected early the outlook is good. That’s the...

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Spring Is A Great Time For Recurrent Training

At long last the grass is starting to uncover from the snow, and even though brown wisps of green are visible. Spring is in the air and we are feeling the excitement that accompanies the melting of...

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Airport of the Month - Project Spotlight

A small investment can result in a big improvement. In 2020, a simple project at the Fergus Falls Municipal Airport added considerably to airport safety by relocating a taxiway. Coincidentally, this...

Owner Preventive Maintenance?

“Hey Kurt, can you come over and sign off the new wing bolts I installed in my Bonanza?” or similar is a much too often request made of me as an A&P. But I will say God bless the owner for even asking for another set of “licensed” eyes to...

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