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 By Rick Mercil    News    April 1, 2019

40 Years in the right seat

Sitting right seat for most pilots means that the Pilot in Command is the person who is seated next to you and your job is to do what they ask you to do, or what the Crew Resource Manual dictates.... Full story

 By Rick Mercil    News    September 1, 2018

Family flying adventure

Thanks to Minnesota Flyer reader, Rick Mercil, owner of Ricks Aviation Adventures for sharing his adventure of beating the crowds to share time exclusively with his family. In the middle of a hot... Full story

 By Rick Mercil    News    April 1, 2018

Flyers who take advantage of winter events

Fellow aviators: We sure had a great couple of weekends in February and March for flying. Jr's corner put on a great fly-in on February 24 on Upper Red Lake. The hot roast beef sandwich was one of... Full story

 By Rick Mercil    News    October 1, 2017

Well earned smiles

The joys of flying typically bloom in the summer for most pilots. They finally open their hangar, get some light to shine on that bird and clean off that layer of dust that forms from months of... Full story

 By Rick Mercil    News    March 1, 2017

Father, son share aviation for the joy of it!

Eight years ago in January, my life changed forever when Rosa and I adopted our son Hayden. Our adult girls had left the nest and this little guy came into our lives out of our desire to provide him... Full story


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