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 By Macklin Caruso    News    March 1, 2020

MnDOT releases AirportFinder: a digital Minnesota airport directory

Minnesota is a vast and rural state, with much of it remaining unknown to outside residents. However, with the release of a new app, aiming to familiarize pilots with the state’s airports, flying over Minnesota’s endless forests and prairies... Full story


February 2020

Joelle Peterson's Alaskan journey through her grandfather's flight log....


Joelle Petersen's Alaskan journey through her grandfather's flight logs

In 1965 Gus DeWeedt was flying over Anchorage, Alaska when he was caught in a sudden storm. He lost control of his plane and crashed, killing him. One year later his granddaughter, Joelle Petersen, wa... Full story

 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020

Maxwell Aircraft Service:

For 73 years, Maxwell Aircraft Service has been the premiere aircraft service shop of the Upper Midwest. Maxwell Aircraft Service – which is based out of Crystal – specializes in aircraft... Full story

 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020

From the Editor 2020

My name is Macklin Caruso and I will be taking the reins as the new editor at Minnesota Flyer. It is a real honor to work for such a historic Minnesota publication with longstanding ties to the... Full story

 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020

Pilot Gary Black's four-day journey with veterans and a Rocky Mountain wilderness

Four days rafting down the Green River – a tributary of the Colorado River – in the heart of the rugged Rocky Mountain wilderness. Tim Valentine – an international business person, pastor and... Full story

 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020

Tree of Hope continues to deliver joy in its 30th year

Planes flew in from across the state to deliver toys to the 30th annual Tree of Hope toy drive on Dec. 7. In Hangar 2 of the St. Cloud Regional Airport – the first time the event has ever been held... Full story


One Piece at a time: Wilbur Orson's life as an aeronaut

Wilbur Orson has spent his entire lifetime in aviation. Orson has aged right alongside aviation. At age 78 Orson has served in the U.S. Air Force, worked as an aircraft mechanic and taught aviation... Full story


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