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 By Tim Hennagir    News    June 1, 2022 

Flying Clubs Offer Affordable Aviation Experience

Flying clubs represent an outstanding opportunity to continue aviation adventures. They organize fly-outs and getaways to grassy airstrips and fun destinations. And few things in life are as...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events    

Minnnesota Flyer Community Annoucements - Events & Fly-Ins

Please check with contacts in this column to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send information to editor@mnflyer.com. June 11: Grand Rapids, MN: EAA Chapter 412 Spring Fly-In Breakfast, Gr...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 12, 2022

Storm Damages Five Hangars At Crystal

Five hangars were damaged Wednesday, May 11, at the Metropolitan Airport Commission's Crystal Airport after powerful spring storms plowed through the area. Airport Manager Mike Wilson said he...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Honors Seven

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Induction Ceremony and Banquet honored seven Minnesota Aviation personalities Saturday, April 23, at the InterContinental Minneapolis – St. Paul...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2022

Bollig Engineering Serves Unique Market Niche

Over the last 15 years, Willmar-based Bollig Engineering's expertise has focused on airport projects that are crucial to the financial well-being of rural Minnesota. Smaller GA airports need both...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2022

Fuel System Features Remote City Monitoring

Brooten Municipal Airport/John O. Bohmer Field's recently added fuel system, completed in 2021, includes a 5,000-gallon tank for 100LL. It was provided and installed by O'Day Tank and Steel LLC, based...

 

Laura Herrmann Named FAASTeam Representative Of Year

For the last five decades, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recognized professionals for general aviation contributions in flight instruction, aviation maintenance/avionics, and safety. These awar...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2022

Minnesota Navy League Council Welcomes 'Top Gun'

The Minnesota Navy League Council has filed a special flight plan to celebrate the soon-to-be-released sequel to a military aviation cinematic classic. "Top Gun: Behind the Curtain" lands Wednesday, J...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check with contacts to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. We publish events as print space is available. For a full calendar listing, visit www.mnflyer.com. Click on "Events" tab....

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    April 1, 2022

Minnesota Maintenance Tech Conference Returns

The 2022 Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician and IA Renewal Conference returned March 28-29 to the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The two-day, in-person conference attracted...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Five Don't Miss 'Drop-In Destinations' For Fly-In Fun

Hunting the $100 hamburger is likely to cost a bit more this spring and summer because of rising fuel costs, but that shouldn't deter dedicated pilots from exploring new places when making the...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Community Annoucements

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

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    March 1, 2022

Wings Insurance Selected As Cirrus Official Broker

Cirrus Aircraft has selected Eden-Prairie based Wings Insurance as its dedicated insurance broker to provide modern aviation insurance options for customers. "We are thrilled to enter into this new pa...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota 99s Host 'Pinch Hitter' Flyer Course

The Minnesota Chapter of the 99s Organization for Women Pilots hosted a "Pinch Hitter" Companion Flyer Course at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport on Feb. 19. Written by CFII Cheryl Ann Daml, the...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    March 1, 2022

FAA Approves St. Cloud Regional Airport Transfer

The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved a new governance structure involving the St. Cloud Regional Airport, effective Dec. 31, 2021. Governance was transferred from the city to the St....

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Cover    February 1, 2022

Cover February 2022

This Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc from the Dakota Territory Air Museum visited AirExpo 2021 before heading over to EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh. See "Aircraft Museums and Collections of Minnesota" in this...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Community Annoucements

Please check with contacts in this column to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send your event information to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish as we have space available. March 5:...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    February 1, 2022

Kruse Aviation Interior Projects Include Cessna 180s

Kruse Aviation has been an FBO fixture at Princeton Municipal Airport (KPNM) since 2001. Owner Duane Kruse reports he's busy with interior projects. "We have three airplanes in the hangar right now,"...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    February 1, 2022

Piper Cherokee Shapes Aviation Experience

A beautifully transformed Piper Cherokee Six-300 continues to shape aviation memories for Trent Palm, his wife, Cynthia and the couple's five children. When the time came for a restoration, Hannah,...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

ICEPORT Provides The Perfect Cabin Fever Cure

Mille Lacs Lake's annual ICEPORT fly-in is the perfect cure for aviation cabin fever. Organizer Mark Priglmeier plans the gathering with an additional goal in mind. "It's all about getting people...

 

Cover January 2022

This vintage 1941 Stinson-Stratton L-1F Vigilant WWII-era observation plane was one of the featured aircraft during a mid-November 2021 EAA Chapter 1638 field trip of C&P Aviation's facilities at the...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

EAA Chapter 1638 Members Tour C&P Aviation

Forest Lake-based EAA Chapter 1638 participated in a special event hosted by C&P Aviation's Pat Harker on Nov. 10, 2021. Almost 40 chapter members toured the company's hangar at Anoka County-Blaine...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    January 1, 2022

Aviation Collectables Retailer Forges Unique Niche

Donnie Gardner is expanding the world of aviation retail one market niche at a time. He credits his dad for providing the creative spark behind DGPilot Aviation Collectibles & More, located in...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Tree of Hope Completes Its Annual Mission

The 2021 Tree of Hope holiday toy collection event faced continued challenges prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but an ongoing public health crisis didn't stop the non-profit organization from...

 

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