Articles from the January 1, 2015 edition

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Airport of the Month: Crystal

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light,... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2015

Northland Aerospace explores practical UAS applications

If you want to fly anything in a farmer's field, it is best to make the farmer aware of your plan. When Northland Aerospace, based at Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) in Thief River... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2015

Thunderbird Aviation - continually settling into success

There’s an old adage that states, “Behind every successful man is a good woman. In the case of Thunderbird Aviation, the statement could be read either way. Nancy Grazzini-Olson, current... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2015

Ninety-Nines Minnesota Chapter to host North Central Section event

nesota Chapter of Ninety-Nines had a business meeting. Though they do like to socialize, they are also all about wanting to get things done. Ninety-Nines is an international organization of women... Full story


Flying the Wren

Last year, I had a friend ask me to find him an airplane. That's always a loaded and open-ended task. Another friend told him "You ought to buy a Super Cub." Most aircraft dealers would be happy to... Full story

 By Staff    Events   

Breakfast Social at Anoka EAA Chapter 237 is Saturday 7-11 January

The Breakfast Social at Anoka EAA Chapter 237 is Saturday 7-11 January. Due to a technical error, the January print edition of the Minnesota Flyer states an incorrect date. Time is 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the south end of KANE. Food, coffee, and... Full story

 By Tom Lymburn    News    January 1, 2015

Sierra Sue II - Coming Home

I checked the 300 mm on my Nikon for the third time and made sure the filter was clean. Arrival of the honored guest was only minutes away. She was an old friend. I'd first spotted her sitting among... Full story

 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...


Aeromedical Forum: January 2015

I’m beginning to think that not every pilot in the Midwest reads my column! Or if they do, they’re not taking Ol’ Doc’s admonitions to heart. In September the National Transportation Safety... Full story


Mystery Airplane: January 2015

In the years before the Second World War, air racing was the catalyst for improvements in engines, fuels, lubricants, streamlining, and structure. Part of that development encompassed the famous... Full story


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