Articles from the January 1, 2016 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2016

Breaking the norm

Tracy Lovness packs an impressive amount of passion into her flying experience. Commonly, the story about how one becomes a pilot originates with a childhood dream. Lovness breaks that norm. Born,... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2016

Northpoint Aviation builds international contacts

Northpoint Aviation, the FBO at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport is smoothly keeping stride with ever growing, always progressive forces behind the original formation and development of the region's... Full story

 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... Full story


Airport of the Month: Winsted

Everyone agreed that July 31, 1966 was a great day for an airshow and Winsted was a perfect place to have one. To make a good day even better, Minnesota Flyer founder Sherm Booen was "Master of... Full story


Mystery Airplane: January 2016

Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA. Mk. I (XV-6A) Evolved from the Hawker P.1127, which made successful use of the Bristol Siddeley Pegasus vectored thrust turbofan, the Kestrel paved the way for the V/STOL... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2016

Keeping the important things the important things

Brad Johnson, Strategic Account Executive at The Nerdery, a custom software design and development company based in Bloomington, activates his belief in the value of involving youth in aviation by vol... Full story

 By Jim Hanson    News    January 1, 2016

Return to Edwards

Most pilots of any age have had at least a fleeting desire to visit Edwards Air Force Base. During WW II, it was the site of "Special Projects" and testing. Military personnel might be aware that... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2016

Meet Me in Moose Lake

When he was in junior high school, Tom Stillwell wanted to become a pilot. His pursuit was delayed by one of those pesky adults in an authoritative role who told him wearing glasses would disqualify... Full story


Scholarships available

Interested in a career in aviation? Apply for one of three $1,500 scholarships by midnight Monday- February 1st! It's easy to apply: write a short, 500+ word essay on what you would use the scholarship money for. Go here for more info-...  Website


MnDOT releases guidance for recreational drone purchasers, users

Planning on buying or receiving a recreational drone this holiday season? The Minnesota Department of Transportation offers some guidelines for operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems or drones) to keep them... Full story

 By Staff    Events   

Upcoming Events

Check this column each month to see that dates have not been canceled or changed. Send notices of events at least six weeks in advance of publication to the Minnesota Flyer, P.O. Box 750, Sandstone, MN 55072-0750, or or... Full story


Aeromedical Forum: January 2016

A few months ago I had a chance to listen to a presentation by a staff attorney from the Enforcement Division of the FAA’s Washington office, Amanda Bruchs. She talked quite a bit about the issues o... Full story


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