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 By Tim Hennagir    News    December 1, 2021 

Banquet Attendance Produces Aviation Auld Lang Syne

One of the highlights of the year (ranking next to AirVenture at Oshkosh) is the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet, which inducts new members annually. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a three-time...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Seventh Girls In Aviation Day Lands At New Location

The Seventh Annual Girls in Aviation Day attracted more than 1,000 participants to a new location at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. Jet Linx Minneapolis served as official site host for the Sep...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Holiday Tree of Hope Heads Into Home Stretch

For more than 30 years, Holiday Tree of Hope has been collecting toys for children who are hospitalized during the holidays. The non-profit organization serves over 40 hospitals, shelters, and Ronald...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Pleasant Cessna Sunday Summarizes Fly-Ins

An airport encounter with a new Minnesota Flyer subscriber's vintage aircraft and a subsequent hangar visit took me down a pleasant mental path recently. The late summer experience was typical of...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    October 1, 2021

Wings Of North Searching For New Home

Wings of the North, the aviation history non-profit that's based at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, hit unexpected organizational turbulence this summer. "We were informed just before July's...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    October 1, 2021

Sodbuster STOL Returns To Minnesota

The Husky National Sodbuster STOL Short Takeoff & Landing Competition Series Aug. 5 to Aug. 7 at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport featured almost 30 aircraft. "We were excited to bring this event...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

ANE Airport Barbecue Features Food, Fellowship

The Metropolitan Airports Commission/Anoka County Aviation Association Annual Airport Barbecue Sept. 13 included plenty of food and aviation-related fellowship. The early evening event was attended...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Airport Communities Close Late Summer Schedule

Weekends in September were a busy time for Minnesota's general aviation community. The events calendar featured plenty of summer-ending fly-ins. The Minnesota Flyer's October press time listings...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Chapter 237 Continues AirVenture Contribution

EAA's local chapters are about people, bringing together individuals interested in learning more about aviation as well as sharing their own knowledge. The national organization considers Minnesota...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    October 1, 2021

Sept. 11 Commemorative Flyovers Featured F-16s

Three large Minnesota events commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with flyovers featuring F-16 fighter aircraft. Planes from the Minnesota Air National Guard's 14...

 

Cover Photo

A 1978 Bellanca Citabria 150S registered to Alan Kupferschmidt of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, prepares to touchdown at the Moose Lake Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Aug. 21....

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Fly-Ins Continue As Summer Winds Down

Fly-in organizers around the state encountered two interesting challenges during the month of August. One was breakfast condiment-related and the other involved weather conditions. The hot, sultry...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check with contacts in this column to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send event information to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish as we have space available. For full calendar...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Cover    August 1, 2021

Cover August 2021

A 1946 Aeronca 11AC registered to Lowell Einerson of Alexandria pulls into the parking area during the 38th Annual Fly-In & Dine-In Breakfast, Saturday, July 17, in Henning, Mi...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

AirExpo 2021 Makes Record-Setting Return

AirExpo 2021 at Eden Prairie's Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) had a different field layout when compared with previous years. Featured aircraft were parked between the new Jet Linx Hangar and the...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Henning Fly-In Breakfast A Huge Success

EAA Chapter 1065 welcomed almost 60 aircraft and served nearly 300 meals during the 38th Annual Fly-In and Dine-In Breakfast, Saturday, July 17. About half of the aircraft visiting F.R Steuart Field...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

CAF Minnesota Wing Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Approximately 300 attendees helped wing members celebrate July 10 during an open house that featured history fli...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    August 1, 2021

Battle Lake's 'Tribute To Gerry Beck' Returns

The first Saturday in September the community of Battle Lake will welcome the return of an popular aviation event that will honor two special people. Pat Kostelecky, a driving force behind the Battle...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send info to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish in print as space is available. Sept. 4: Glencoe, MN: EAA Chapter 1658 Annual Sweet Corn &...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    July 1, 2021

Minnesota BT-13s Share Texas Connection

Minnesota's commitment to aviation history was well represented when the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, reopened in early May after completion of a significant renovation and expansio...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Aviation Events Fill Summer Schedule

Summer 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere officially began June 20. Before that date became history, a dozen or more aviation events, namely fly-ins and pancake breakfasts, returned to fill the calendar...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check for date cancellation or change. Send info to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish when space is available. July 25: Olivia, MN: Olivia Regional Airport (KOVL), Olivia Lions Fly-In...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    June 1, 2021

GMAG's Return Is A Terrific Success

The Seventh Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) made a three-point landing with its May 21-22 return to Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE). More than 600 people attended the event, said...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send info to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish in print as space is available. June 19: Blaine, MN: Burger Bash Fly-In, Anoka County-Blaine...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2021

Wipaire Delivers Milestone Order

A recent milestone amphibious float delivery by South St. Paul-based Wipaire, Inc. brought back fond memories for the company's CEO and president. Chuck Wiplinger recalls when his father, Ben, and...

 

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