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 By Tim Hennagir    Cover    September 1, 2021 

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...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check with contacts to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send information to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish when space is available. June 4-6: LeSueur, MN: Marginal Aviation...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2021

Town Hall Recaps Crystal Runway Changes

The Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team's popular Saturday morning webinar series serving Flying Cloud Airport (KCFM) recently reached a new audience online. Laura Herrmann, FAASTeam...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2021

Sunny Saturday Maintenance

Hangar 3 at Fleming Field in South St. Paul was a busy place Saturday, April 17. Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing volunteers completed a photo session featuring Miss Mitchell, the Wing's B-25J...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    April 1, 2021

Minnesota Pilots Association Gets Ready For GMAG

Minnesota Pilots Association President Randy Corfman received a resounding early indicator scheduling should continue for the Seventh Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) May 21-22 at...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    April 1, 2021

MAC Airports Buck COVID-19 Trend

The six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) collectively grew operations in 2020 by two% to total 326,044, or 6,381 more takeoffs and landings than in...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Discover Aviation Days Remains On Hold

Discover Aviation Days organizers have received many inquiries about the popular event at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field) and its eventual return. According to Craig Schiller, DAD Planning Team member, the non-profit organization is...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Community Annoucements

If you have information you would like us to share please send it to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish as we have space available. May 21-22: The Seventh Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) is scheduled for May 21-22 at Buffalo...

 

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