Wiley excels both as pilot and business owner

Barb Wiley can be considered a pioneer in aviation in state and nation, but she doesn't want to be considered that. As one of the first commercial women pilots in the nation and the first with North...

Hawk Aviation grows from passion of flying

Everyone knows where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, Mark Nelson, the owner of Hawk Aviation in Rush City included. Just the day before, he broke ground on a new hangar for his business. This did not...

"To a land where joys will never end, I'll fly away..."

Bound for Alaska, Jim and Gloria Holte left this earth together on Monday, June 1st (2015). The two passed away as a result of an airplane accident near Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The...

Tickets available for the 30th annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame induction banquet.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the Doubletree Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. Tickets to the event and dinner cost $55. Mail your checks to Mail reservations and write check to: MAHOF, 6281 Mallory Lane, Eden Prairie,...

Upcoming Events

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The Mystery Airplane

Designed by Teddy Petter, and first flown by Wing Commander Roland Beamont on 13 May 1949, the Rolls Royce Avon powered Canberra was the RAF's first jet bomber. Produced in the U.K. by English...

Medications on the Mind: Flying (or not) with Drugs:111

Over the last two months we’ve been talking about the many problems that can pop up when using medicines while flying. Side effects to watch for in the labeling of over-the-counter medications...

See you at GMAG

One of the things I really enjoy about those who share my interest in aviation is the ingenuity, kindness and willingness to be of assistance that the vast majority possess. These great attributes...

#327 - The Skyraider

It's getting harder and harder to find a new type aircraft to fly. I don't count it as flying a unique type unless I do a takeoff or landing-no holding the controls enroute. Doing a takeoff or...

Airport of the Month

Grygla is "The Biggest Town of Its Size." It must be true, the slogan is on the city website and letterhead. It's also true of the Grygla Municipal Airport. Between the small-town ambiance and the...

FAAST

One of my life goals is to land a single engine GA plane in all fifty states. In May, work took me east where I wanted to land in PA, DE, NJ, MD, VA, WV and fly the SFRA. I knew that there were quite a few rules regarding flight in and around DC,...

February Cover

Mark Nelson center, owner of Hawk Aviation, along with his two sons, both pilots, Kyle, left, and Kevin, right. In an interwiew with C.M. Swanson, Mark talks about...

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