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 By Staff Reports    News    January 1, 2016

Tree of Hope 2015 a success

Saturday, December 5th dawned sunny and warm, but high winds and turbulence kept some airplanes in the hangers. Surface winds were reported to be up to 20 knots from the south (which exceed the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 1, 2015

Schweiss Doors delivers to Cape Canaveral

You'll probably never be called on to install a bifold door that weighs more than 50,000 pounds, but wouldn't you want to work with the manufacturer that can boast such an incredible accomplishment?...

 

Fire Boss welcomes new team members

Fire Boss LLC is pleased to welcome two new members to the Fire Boss team. Dale Fehrenbach has joined Fire Boss as Vice President of Sales, responsible for domestic and international sales directly to the end user and through the dealer network. Addi...

 

Sandusky honored

Patti Sandusky of Maple Lake was honored as a 2015 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship, in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in June 20, 2015. The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 1, 2015

Recreational Aviation Foundation collaborating with USFS, BLM

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) brought two major initiatives to fruition on a Spring trip to Washington, D.C.. RAF President John McKenna and Public Lands Director Mark Spencer completed national Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 1, 2015

Cirrus "Vision Center" will expand to Knoxville, Tennessee Airport

During a special ceremony on May 6, 2015, at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and announced the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft to Knoxville with the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 1, 2015

Boss 182 Lycoming IO-580 conversion now available for landplanes

Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to announce that the most powerful factory-new engine conversion for the Cessna 182 is now available for landplanes. The Boss 182 Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion boasts a 58 pound (26 kg) gross weight increase on wheels. Ow...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 1, 2015

Schweiss expanding

Schweiss Doors, a leading manufacturer and installer of liftstrap bifold doors, powerful one-piece hydraulic doors and unique designer doors, has built and opened a new state-of-the-art factory electrical facility. “Recent growth in the door...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 1, 2015

Cirrus Aircraft celebrates 6000th airplane deliver

Cirrus Aircraft on June 15, 2015 announced its latest significant milestone: the customer delivery of its 6,000th new airplane. The accomplishment comes just 16 years after the company delivered its first production aircraft and on the heels of a str...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 1, 2015

Northland selected to launch national education initiative

Thief River Falls, Minn. - Northland Community & Technical College has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. The award provides nearly $200,000 to be utilized over three...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 1, 2015

Wipaire Florida Service Center now Viking endorsed

Viking Air Limited, of Sidney, British Columbia, has added Wipaire’s Leesburg, Florida service center to its network of Viking Factory Endorsed Service Centers (FESC). The Leesburg service center joins Wipaire’s headquarters facility in South...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 1, 2015

MATA president meets with Congressional Delegation

The president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Greg Reigel, recently spent time meeting with staff members from the offices of all of the Minnesota Congressional delegates to thank them for their support of general aviation and...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 1, 2015

Alan Klapmeier to lead new company

ONE Aviation Corporation has been formed to design, develop, and manufacture a family of aircraft, each of which will be a market leader in its category and class. ONE Aviation's core products include the Eclipse 550 twin-engine light jet and the...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 1, 2015

GAMA applauds 10,000th aircraft with ADS-B

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) last month welcomed the news that rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board 10,000 aircraft flying in the United States. The FAA made the...

 

Important lightning facts

Most aviators recognize the tremendous power of lightning, but few truly understand this unique/ natural phenomenon. Here are a few eye opening facts about lightning: • A typical thunderstorm lasts approximately 30-45 minutes with lightning on aver...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    February 1, 2015

Minnesota native, AOPA's Mark Baker, awarded Living Legend award

FREDERICK, MD – Mark Baker, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), was awarded the ‘Harrison Ford Legacy in Aviation Award’ Friday during the 12th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards celebration in Beverly Hills....

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 1, 2015

Second Cirrus jet takes flight

Cirrus Aircraft announced in late November the successful first flight of their second certification flight test aircraft, ‘C-One’ (C1), in their Vision SF50 personal jet program. This achievement marks the most recent significant milestone for...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    January 1, 2015

Wipaire to hold grand opening celebration in Florida

Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to extend a warm invitation to pilots and aircraft owners to attend the grand opening celebration at Wipaire’s service center in Leesburg, Florida. The event will take place on Saturday, February 28th, and will feature a...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 1, 2014

End of Era at Flying Cloud

On a bright, sunny August afternoon, with Thunderbird's President and CEO, Nancy Grazzini-Olson, at the controls, a bulldozer quickly erased from the landscape a building that was a fixture at Flying...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 1, 2014

Tree of Hope upcoming

Can you help us put a smile on the face of a child this holiday season? Tree of Hope has been collecting toys for children in the hospital since 1990. In 2013, 32 hospitals across Minnesota received...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 1, 2014

Cirrus Aircraft co-founders inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame

Dale and Alan Klapmeier were inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame on October 4, 2014 at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. The brothers were honored for their contributions to the industry and join a prestigious group of aviation pioneers in...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    November 1, 2014

Schweiss offers back-up system in case of power outage

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage. This is an important consideration, not only for knowing how you will get your door opened or...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    October 1, 2013

Hall of Fame to induct six

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame will once again be inducting six individuals at their annual spring induction banquet. Honors are set for Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Ramada Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Hall of Fame...

 

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