"DOC" at Holman Field

In July, St. Paul's Holman Field was visited by the beautifully restored B-29 "DOC." The public was able to tour the cockpit and rides were also available during the two day stay. The bomber was...

"Sodbusters STOL Competition"

Milaca Airport became the home of "Sodbusters STOL Competition" Aug. 2-3, 2019. Milaca has one of the nicest grass runways in the state which proved to be an ideal setting for this Short Take Off and...

Sodbusters Stol Competition Results

These are the charts for the Sodbusters Stol Competition held at Milaca Airport on August 2-3, 2019. Information provided by Robert...

Duluth Air Show

Unfortunately, we couldn't be there but once again, Ray Pittman came through with some great photos for us from the 2019 Duluth Air...

Wings of the North AirExpo 2019

Ray Pittman provided these outstanding photos from the "Wings of the North Air Show" at Flying Cloud Airport, Eden, Mn! Thank you...

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee:

Major General Gene Andreotti was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He took his first airplane ride in 1952 in a J-3 Cub at Holman Field with aviation pioneer Al Brandt. He received his Private License...

From the Archives November 1972

While looking through the archives for a piece to share, I came across this letter regarding Waldo Anderson. Waldo has been a long time subscriber and supporter of the Minnesota Flyer magazine and...

Upcoming Events

Check this column each month to see that dates have not been canceled or changed. Send notices six weeks in advance of publication to the Minnesota Flyer, P.O. Box 449, Moose Lake, MN 55767 or, verlena@mnflyer.com. Attention Pilots Be sure to get a...

The Mystery Airplane

Societe de Construction d’Avions de Tourisme et d’Affaires was established in 1966 as a subsidiary of Sud-Aviation, later Aerospatiale. It has produced general aviation aircraft like the Horizon,...

Aeromedical Forum

A couple of months back an older gentleman came in for a flight physical. He’d flown a number of years ago and wanted to “get back in the game” now that all the kids were through college and on...

Hangar Flying

I hope you were able to read the September installment of Hangar Flying, but if you didn’t please retrieve that issue of the Minnesota Flyer. In that article I used Charles Dickens first sentence...

Accelerated Instruction - Is It For You?

Jim Hanson runs the airport at Albert Lea, MN. He sells and leases airplanes-and among his clients is Accelerated Aviation Instruction-a flight training operation also based at Albert Lea. Jim writes...

"42-year-old Mystery solved with back issue of Minnesota Flyer."

I've been a subscriber to the Minnesota Flyer since I learned to fly in 1963-and I save the back issues. I was cataloging some old issues last week-(and of course, I had to take the time to read what...

Airport of the Month

Warren is the seat of Marshall County and the home of the "Settlers Square Historical Museum." It's a great museum with all kinds of exhibits including a 1977 Ford LTD. The old Ford is beat up. It...

FAAST

As we enter the fall season, the time for migratory bird activity is upon us. Very few pilots have had any training on bird activity, bird strikes, or reporting of bird strikes. While not a...

October 2019 Cover

Pilot and Astronaut, Curt Brown Performs in Dr, Robin Crandall's British SeaFury. Curt also races this aircraft at the Reno Air...

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