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 By Noel Allard    News    November 1, 2018 

Christmas excitement drawn from past

Going back in the old Mystery Plane Contest files from the days when I wrote the column, I was enthralled by a Christmastime event and the response I received from you FLYER readers. Let me explain....

 
 By Noel Allard    News    August 1, 2018

View from the dock

A short time ago, historian, writer, 2010 Hall of Fame inductee, and Menahga, Minnesota resident, Noel Allard sent us the above image with the following comment: Interesting picture from a few days...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    July 1, 2018

Sherman P. Booen 1913-2011

This is the final person in a list of the ten most important figures that have shaped Minnesota aviation over the years. In previous chapters, you have learned about Clarence Hinck, Shorty DePonti,...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    March 1, 2018

Minnesota's Ten Most Significant Aviation Persons

As I mentioned in part eight of this series, my intention is to give the reader a knowledge of the top ten icons of Minnesota aviation through the years. No slights were intended among the state's...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    July 1, 2017

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductees

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame board is proud to announce the names of the 2018 Inductees. Six persons will be inducted at a Spring 2018 Induction Banquet; they are: Darrell E. Bolduc, aircraft engine specialist and seaplane pilot. Bolduc...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    May 1, 2017

Minnesota's Ten Most Significant Aviator Persons #8 in a series

When I began this series of spotlights on Minnesota's top ten most important aviation persons, my intention was to feature the ten persons whose names had been foremost in the news and made the...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    April 1, 2017

Minnesota's ten most important aviation pioneers – part 7 Charles Lindbergh 1902-1974

If you have heard the name Charles Lindbergh, you already know why he is so well known. His May 20-21, 1927 solo flight, ninety years ago this May, from New York to Paris is perhaps the single most...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    July 1, 2016

Minnesota's ten most important aviation pioneers - part 6

This is the sixth in a series of thumbnails of the ten most important Minnesota aviation pioneers, from the files of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. All photos are from the Minnesota Aviation...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    February 1, 2016

Minnesota's ten most important aviation persons - part 5

In the past, readers have met four of the most important Minnesota aviation persons, Clarence Hinck, Shorty De Ponti, Speed Holman and Ray Miller. Walter Bullock is another of those most important -...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    February 1, 2015

Ten most important state aviation pioneers

This is the fourth in a series of thumbnails of the ten most important Minnesota aviation pioneers, from the files of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. It would be hard to discover on a more...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    April 1, 2014

Ten most important state aviation pioneers: Angelo "Shorty" De Ponti

This is the second in a series of thumbnails of the ten most important Minnesota aviation pioneers, from the files of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. In the first part of this series, we...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    February 1, 2014

Ten most important state aviation pioneers: Clarence Hinck

Noel Allard This is the first in a series of thumbnails of the important Minnesota aviation pioneers. It is my intention to profile the persons who had the greatest impact on bringing aviation to the...

 

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